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Gainward gtx 1070 founders edition

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Spitfire303, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Spitfire303

    Spitfire303 Master Guru

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    Hi

    I may be able to get a 2nd hand gainward gtx 1070 founders edition for around 300 eur. I can't find any review on the specific card. Is it a good model. If I understand well this is the "vanilla "gtx 1070 as designed by nVidia with basic clocks and (maybe the most important point) blower style fan. Is it loud? Is it a good card? I can get en new zotac gtx 1060 6gb amp a edition for 280 eut which is almost the same price but... it's a new card.

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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  3. Spitfire303

    Spitfire303 Master Guru

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    I mean I haven't found the Gainward review. Should I consider all founders edition cards will perform the same?
     
  4. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Yes. They are built exactly the same, only the chip is subject to silicone lottery.
     

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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    tbh, this card probably is better than the reference design in terms of cooling. And with EVGA you can probably step up to the next card ("2060") within a year of your purchase:

    https://www.evga.com/support/stepup/
     
  7. cryohellinc

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    Don't want to sound bias, but I personally had horrible experience in the past with Gainward. EVGA should be a much better choice regardless.
     
  8. pegasus1

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    Buy the cheapest version of the best card you can afford, invest in some decent watercooling kit, OC and easily skip a generation, buy the cheapest of the new card, buy new waterblock laugh at those paying the same price for air cooled cards.
    I bought my 1080Ti on release day for 700 GBP, the waterblock was 80 GBP, added that to the waterloop ive had for six years and had a silent card running at 2100ghz since.
    My point being after the initial investment in a Radiator, Reservoir and Pump, adding a next gen card is no more expensive than the custom cards at the same price (and almost certainly will be able to clock higher and will definitely be quieter.
     
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  9. cryohellinc

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    This, considering you can remove stock cooling without any violation TOS.
     
  10. pegasus1

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    Agreed.
     

  11. jbscotchman

    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    That is the worst advice I've ever heard.
     
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  12. pegasus1

    pegasus1 Master Guru

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    Why? this is a specialist forum after all, why would a suggestion to do what many other PC enthusiasts do already be so terrible.
     
  13. jbscotchman

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    It's not a specialist forum, it's a general PC gaming/hardware forum. Not everybody invests in a water cooling unit when air cooled cards are just as good. My GTX1060 runs very comfortable at 2100mhz with it's dual fans.
     
  14. pegasus1

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    And im very happy for you but the OP isnt about you or your card, it also doesnt mean i cant offer a suggestion to another forum member, its not down to you to decide who can post what on here. Your statement that aircooled is as good as watercooled is comparing apples to oranges, where heat or noise is a limiting factor then watercooling will result in better performance and less noise. Good AC is good and poor WC is poor but good WCing will always out perform the best aircooling for noise levels levels and performance.

    Just because you dont want to do something (watercooling in this case), done get a :( on when somebody else does.
     
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    Well I guess we agree to disagree. No big deal.
     

  16. pegasus1

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    I agree it would be pointless to WC a 1060 as the bottleneck is not thermal (unless hard wire over-volted) but an FE 1070 as the OP mentioned will hit over 50C above ambient and at full load is both hot and audible, in a warm room it may well throttle even at stock clocks, certainly if running it at 2ghz. The 1060 is a great 1080p card though.
     
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    Acx 3.0 card already run cool and quiet....no need to water cool unless you have a poor air cooled case or live in a hot country.
     
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