Nvidia Unveils GTX 1070 TI
Nvidia has officially announced the release of the GTX 1070 TI graphics cards. This new line of cards will fill the gap between the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080 offering a middle ground in terms of price and performance. We don’t know much about pricing aside from the fact that the Founders Edition can be preordered for $449 which is $50 less than the GTX 1080. It should be noted that this is the same price as the Founders Editon of the GTX 1070 which has since dropped in price to $399.
There are a couple of differences between the 1070 and the 1070 TI. The biggest is that the TI allows use of the full GP104 chip whereas the 1070 disables one SMM cluster. This meant that the 1070 only had 1920 CUDA cores compared to the 1080’s 2560 cores. The TI has access to 2432 cores which makes it much more powerful than the standard 1080. In terms of clock speed, the TI offers a middle ground between the two cards with 1607MHz base and 1683MHz boost speed. That is the same base speed as the 1080, but the boost speed is shared with the 1070.
Nvidia’s announcement also dispelled a long-running rumor that the TI would not be overclockable which should come as a relief to many people as it will allow gamers to squeeze more power out of their cards.
“We designed the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti to be an overclocking monster with plenty of headroom for gamers to crank up the clock speeds. And our partners have built cards with thermals and power supplies that allow gamers to push performance way past stock specifications,” Nvidia’s blog state.
The GTX 1070 TI card is slated to go on sale November 2 so we should have more information about pricing, benchmark tests and other relevant information as we near the release date. For now, it’s looking like the TI will offer some major improvements over the standard 1070 though it remains to be seen if there’s a market for this card.
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