Gigabyte GTX 1070 Windforce OC is a More Economical Pascal GPU
Custom design GTX 1070 cards are coming out now. The Gigabyte GTX 1070 Windforce OC was released recently and it makes getting pascal even more economical. No, it is not as sophisticated as the triple fan design GTX 1070 G1 gaming but this too will get the job done at the price point.
The Gigabyte GTX 1070 Windforce OC comes with the Windforce 2X cooling system. This consists of two 90-mm fans on top of a heatsink with two copper heat pipes. The factory clock speeds are not too high, but the card is no slouch. base clock is 1556 MHz and boost clock is 1746 MHz in Gaming mode.
In overclock more you get a 1582 MHz base clock and a 1771 MHz boost clock. These clocks are just a bit higher than Nvidia’s reference design 1506 MHz base clock and 1683 MHz boost clock speed. But then again any improvement is still an improvement nonetheless.
Gigabyte has come with numerous versions of the GTX 1080 and 1070 and the Gigabyte GTX 1070 Windforce OC is a great addition to this series of Nvidia 10 series GPUs.
The Gigabyte GTX 1070 backplate-reinforced circuit board has a 6+2 power phase design. Gamers only need a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. The output is as standard, three DisplayPorts, an HDMI port and dual-link DVI output. Even though there’s no official pricing Newegg has already listed this card for a reasonable $399.
Such price for performance is a great offering from Gigabyte. Does this have anything to do with the RX 480 from AMD coming out today? Maybe, the pressure is on for Nvidia and its partners even though we have seen a Gigabyte version of the RX 480.
The AMD VS Nvidia war will commence from today as AMD tries to get as much market share as possible by targeting the low-end to the mid-range gaming market. Nvidia is the king at the top but what about the budget gamers?