Review: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Aero ITX OC

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Lets go from small to smaller, as we review the tiny yet very powerful MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Aero ITX 8G OC. Aimed at the small form factor DiY PC gamer, this somewhat budget graphics card launches at ...

    Review: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Aero ITX OC
     
  2. Ziggymac

    Ziggymac Member Guru

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    No backplate on a €430 card?

    sale fail.
     
  3. rl66

    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    it is really cute :)
     
  4. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I really do not get the back-plate fetish ...
     

  5. rl66

    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    Backplate is not too important, it's more a sale argument...

    This card is not done for OC...
     
  6. rl66

    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    agree, most of the time backplate retain heat close to the PCB wich is bad on heavy use.

    exept for memory on backside (that can be cooled with simple low profile heater) it's aestetical only (and so Gaming style :) )
     
  7. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    Awww, look at the tiny little thing :D
     
  8. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    It's visuals, mainly. That being said, we now have custom PCBs with thermal pads between the back of the card and the backplate with airflow in there as well for better VRM cooling. EVGA ICX cards have this.
     
  9. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    This is pretty cool considering how much performance they packed in such a tiny package, but this hardly qualifies as an ITX GPU. As stated before - it's the thickness and height of the card that ITX cases are usually limited by, not the length. As long as the GPU is less than 170mm, the length does not matter.
     
  10. A M D BugBear

    A M D BugBear Ancient Guru

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    Incredible, on this lil piece of work, runs @ 66 C?, on stock fan parameters(Curve) I would assume, that is totally insane, even better, put a better thermal compound on there and watch it drop even further.

    Recommended product? Yeah I would say so, especially for someone is going to do a compact build.

    I was expecting to run alot hotter.

    Even better, He even overclock this one small beast to what 2ghz+ on the gpu core and the core only raised 2 c, bringing it to 68c, very amazed, especially coming from a small compact card such as this.

    Only downfall is the price on this card, other then that, 10-10.

    Great card MSI, I don't use MSI cards but this one is Far beyond my expectations.
     
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  11. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    Are you kidding me?? 68C @66% fan speed

    Open bench, true, but still... Such punch. This is insane little card
     
  12. Exige245

    Exige245 Master Guru

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    This awesome little guy just made the Fury Nano obsolete :eek3:

    I just ordered one from Newegg for $389 after reading this review! It'll be nice to have a cool/quiet non-throttling small form factor powerhouse like this instead of the TITANIC Fury Nitro I currently have lol

    This will go well with my new Ryzen 7 1700X build once I get my hands on a solid working x370 mobo (Biostar x370 GT7 that I pre-ordered was DOA :bang:)

    Though, this may have a shortlived tenure in my rig depending on how Vega turns out :banana:
     
  13. kakiharaFRS

    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    this small card is awesome..with it I could def consider building a small portable gaming pc instead of my monster 25Kgs tower
     
  14. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    Why would it need one? it's so short.

    Backplates are basically for stopping long cards from bending right?
     
  15. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    It is the same performance as a full size stock 1070...
     

  16. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Thanks for the review Hilbert.
     
  17. The Goose

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    Protection.
     
  18. The Goose

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    Shame the 980ti was not in all the tests, might of been sold on this but a few fps over a standard 980ti in the other test.....i`ll keep my Evga 980ti classified.
     

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