NVIDIA introduced their “Pascal” GPU architecture all the way back in May 2016. Since that time NVIDIA has been practically unchallenged by AMD in the mainstream and performance segments until AMD’s Vega 64 and Vega 56 graphics cards were released recently. Most people I talked to said that the Vega 56 card was the real winner of the two. Its performance sat right between the GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 and gave buyers looking in that price / performance area an actual choice between two cards. At the same time the GeForce GTX 1070 had been out for quite a while, so the new Vega 56 did look more appealing to many gamers. So with the holiday season approaching NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, which will sit between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti has 2432 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR5 memory running at 8.0 GHz (GDDR5-effective). Today we are checking out Zotac’s GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Edition, which features their IceStorm cooling solution, full metal backplate, RGB lighting, and more. Since NVIDIA has not allowed for any factory overclocks this card ships at the default base clock of 1607 MHz and boosts up to 1683 MHz. Let’s get this card on the test bench and see what it can do!
The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Edition comes in Zotac’s typical retail packaging for their graphics cards. On the front it lets us know we do indeed have the GTX 1070 Ti AMP! Edition and some of the other main features are mentioned.
Flipping over to the back of the packaging some of the main features are detailed and there is a list of features, minimum system requirements, and specifications.
Opening the package and getting everything out we have the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP! Edition Graphics Card, a user’s guide, and two PCI-Express power adapters.