Custom Geforce GTX 1070 Ti Cards Are Available For Pre-Order
Nvidia recently announced the Geforce GTX 1070 Ti and opened up pre-orders for the cards. Those pre-orders are only for the stock model, but many manufacturers have are already taking orders for their custom versions of the card.
Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, and Zota have all announced custom versions of the 1070 Ti. Many of these versions offer custom features that might make them more appealing than the stock version. Newegg currently has 15 such cards up for preorder and Amazon has plenty on offer if you prefer to order through them.
One interesting thing to note is that all of these cards feature the same clock speed of 1,607MHz base clock and 1,683MHz boost speed. Nvidia has said that the cards can be overclocked, but, for now, it looks like consumers will have to do that themselves.
Asus has said that it is working building overclocked cards, but that they will need more time to test the cards.
“Out of the box, all GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics cards run at the same stock clocks,” Asus said. However, we’ve been testing GPUs internally to see how comfortable they are at higher frequencies. The chips with the best overclocking potential are reserved for a special “A8G” version of the ROG Strix 1070 Ti. Regardless of which card you choose, our GPU Tweak II software makes overclocking easy for beginners and veterans alike. OC Mode increases the GPU Boost clock with a single click, while extensive manual controls enable serious tuning.”
From a consumer standpoint, this means that you’ll want to be a bit more careful when buying your cards in order to make sure you have one that can be overclocked to your specifications. As a general rule, cards with better cooling options and components should handle overclocking better. Of course, these card will also be more expensive so that’s something to bear in mind when shopping.
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