Review: GeForce GTX 1070 Founders edition

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  1. Aelders

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    Exactly, which is why it's an amazing value proposition as of right now
     
  2. Vxheous

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    Looks like I'll be picking up a EVGA SC or FTW edition, should be perfect for my 1080p 144hz monitor
     
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    I dont think this is going to sell as well as 970 did.. I mean this thing probably will not sell less than 400 EUR over here.
     
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    Of course it won't sell that good. It costs that much more in the end. But it will sell well.
     

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    Great performance for 379 USD on non-reference cards!
     
  6. Ziggymac

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    Nice review but I have to say your recommended power supplies for these cards is absolute nonsense.

    850w-900w for SLI?

    No, just no.

    I'm running two overclocked 970's in SLI, a 4690k (4.5Ghz), 3 Hard Drives & 8 fans in my system for nearly two years now on a 650W (Superflower gold unit) and at peak load it draws less than 450w.

    So telling people that you need 800w-900w for 1070/1080 SLI is just utter guff.
     
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    If it will cost less than 400 € it will sell and in that case the price/performance ratio would be great.
     
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    Great review, as usual. And very nice card, the price will go up for sure. Looking forward for non reference cooled cards.
     
  9. Hilbert Hagedoorn

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    It's not non-sense. I agree It is rather high, I have now lowered it a little, but the reason why I always have the PSU recommendation a good notch higher is simple and has three reasons:

    1) If I say a 600 Watt PSU is fine, people think ah well then a 500 W PSU will be suffice as well well.
    2) Overclocking, CPUs differ. Yours is energy friendly / overclockable at low voltage likely 1.25 Volts is enough. Try that with a Haswell-E that adds 200 Watts under load just for the CPU overclocked if you need ~1.40 Volts.
    3) Your PSU is the most efficient at 50% load. On your PC a 500W PSU might be sufficient sure, but you are running your PSU under load at that level, quite a lot. I tend to math out PSU load and then double it up as I want reserve for tweaking and be energy efficiency.

    It's a difference of opinion / view I know .. but my recommendations are based on valid reasons (but I understand these reasons are not valid for everybody as well).
     
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    Thanks Hilbert!

    This Review does it for me, 1070 it is!
     

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    I really like the performance and price.

    Hopefully with more supply price will stabilize. It's 930$ for 1080 here now.
    And same probably gonna happen with 1070.
     
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    Yeap, this is my card. It's roughly the same performance of my old OCed 2x970s (IF/WHEN SLI scaling was perfect) on a single card, more than double the vram, way less heat/power and a decent price for a change.

    Depending on how good Big Pascal will be, this will be my gateway card until then. I would also consider SLIng 2x1070s, but I'll have to see what improvements nvidia's focus on 2-way SLI will actually bring (if any) first, not to mention DX12, developers optimization etc. etc.
     
  13. bigfutus

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    Btw, what about amps? I rarely see them mentioned nowadays. Not important as they were?
     
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    Well the 1070 is a worthy sucessor to the 970, delivering great performance at a reasonable price! But my 970 still has plenty to offer, so the 1070 is not for me. Not to mention that i really need a new system instead of a new GPU...


    BTW when can we expect Zen to arrive??? Because i really need a new CPU!...


    Great review as always!
     
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    Blimey, so we could be looking at around £350 for board partners 1070s!? Think I'll be picking up a 1070 instead of a 1080 as I game at 1440p and can't see myself going 4K anytime soon. Perhaps 3440*1440 I can't decide lol
     

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    Well said.

    Maybe Hilbert if I may suggest splitting it into two sections like a "doable" suggestions which will be wattage+25% of the total measurements instead of double and then another 25% for maximum efficiency and peace of mind as the "recommended" suggestion.


    E.g: Total system wattage= 450W(with or without OC)
    "Doable": 550W PSU
    "Recommended": 650-700W

    E.g 2: Total system wattage= 300W(with or without OC)
    "Doable": 400W PSU
    "Recommended": 550-600W

    We are talking quality psu's only obviously.

    So when we break it down people will see two suggestions of which are: total wattage+25% as "doable" and another +25% on top of that as "recommended".

    Then maybe everyone will be finally satisfied for once. On that subject at least. :p


    Of course they are. But when buying quality Tier 1 or Tier 2 psu's there's usually no need to worry much about amps(either multi or single rail).

    You get quality components and the advertised wattage + even more sometimes as some companies even under-sell their psu's capabilities.
     
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    Normally I would upgrade to a 1070 right off the bat. But my current 970 has never let me down in anything I've thrown at it, and this at 1440p, so dont see a Pascal upgrade on the horizon. If Polaris can offer something worthwhile (doubt it, due to its die size), may reconsider. Still see AMD as having better mid-term prospects with DX12 titles and performance longevity than NV. Its the only reason I hold interest in a potential switch to red side. Of course Volta could change that, but thats a long wait.
     
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    It's not all about wattage. Rather over estemate for people with weak psu's that's not even 80+ rating or just pass the 80+ rating mark.
     
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    Please stop using "spunk" in your reviews, really, please.
    It has a completely different meaning in many countries outside of 'Murica.
     
  20. Ryu5uzaku

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    spunk
    NOUN

    1 informal Courage and determination.

    2 Tinder; touchwood.

    3 British vulgar slang Semen.

    Still it usually is not about Semen. All about the context.
     

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