EVGA Unveils The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent
EVGA has announced its latest Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti card, FTW Ultra Silent. As the name implies, the card places an emphasis on running quietly over increased clock speeds(more on that in a bit.) The FTW Ultra Silent makes use of a 2.5-slot variant on the company’s standard ACX Cooler. EVGA claims that its new cooler and fan set-up will ensure the device runs quieter.
In terms of clock speeds, the FTW Ultra Silent offers a base speed of 1607 MHz and a boosted speed of 1683 MHz. Those familiar with the various GTX 1070 Ti cards on offer will note that the speeds are the same as the rest of those offered by EVGA. This uniformity in regards to clock speed has prompted a bit of speculation as to why it is happening. We don’t have a clear answer from Nvidia or its hardware partners, but some have speculated that Nvidia has requested its hardware partners to keep speeds uniform in order to not compete with sales of the 1080. However, this is only speculation so this shouldn’t be taken as evidence of some vast Nvidia conspiracy.
Another thing that many of our readers will likely find familiar is the 8GB 8008 MT/s GDDR5 RAM though many people will likely find that amount of on-card RAM sufficient.
One thing worth noting is that this card’s larger cooler does mean that you’ll need to use three slots to account for it though that isn’t an unreasonable amount for GPUs within this range. One nice thing about this card is that it can support a total of four displays and features an HDMI port, DVI port, and three DisplayPort connectors.
EVGA’s GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent is currently available from EVGA’s online store for $500 though it doesn’t appear to be available from third-parties though that may change in the coming weeks.
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