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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 To Be Equipped With GDDR5X Memory, AIBs Custom Graphics Cards Leak Out

Dec 5, 2018
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It looks like we will soon be looking at a new variant of the GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card with a slightly different memory design. According to the latest report from Videocardz, an NVIDIA board partner has leaked out their own upcoming GTX 1070 model which supports GDDR5X memory.

AIBs Equip NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Custom Models With GDDR5X Memory

This was going to happen eventually as NVIDIA board partners were shipping GeForce GTX 1060 models with GDDR5X memory for a while now. The GeForce GTX 1070 was the only GP104 which was still using GDDR5 memory but that isn’t the case anymore.

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ZOTAC leaked their GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! edition graphics card which features 8 GB GDDR5X memory. Now the main change is that the while the GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! with GDDR5X runs at the stock 8 Gbps speeds, GDDR5X is known for great overclocking capabilities and users can tune it to run at higher clock speeds compared to GDDR5 without much effort needed.

Other specifications for the card include the same 1920 CUDA Cores and clocks maintained at 1607 MHz base and 1797 MHz boost. The card is powered by dual 8-pin connectors and has a suggested board power of 250W. Pricing is not yet detailed but the card will be launching.

Now the main reason as to why NVIDIA and their partners are doing this. First of all, we are aware of the excess inventory of Pascal GPUs that NVIDIA and their partners hold. These are mainly GP104 and GP106 GPUs and the only way of reducing this inventory is by making products a lot more appealing to the masses.

NVIDIA GeForce 10 Pascal Family

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 5 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA Titan XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 TiNVIDIA Titan Xp
Graphics CoreGP107GP107GP107GP106 / GP104GP106GP106 / GP104GP104GP104GP104GP102GP102GP102
Process Node14nm FinFET14nm FinFET14nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
Die Size132mm2132mm2132mm2200mm2200mm2200mm2314mm2314mm2314mm2471mm2471mm2471mm2
Transistors3.3 Billion3.3 Billion3.3 Billion4.4 Billion4.4 Billion4.4 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion12 Billion12 Billion12 Billion
CUDA Cores640 CUDA Cores768 CUDA Cores768 CUDA Cores1152 CUDA Cores1280 CUDA Cores1280 CUDA Cores1920 CUDA Cores2432 CUDA Cores2560 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores3840 CUDA Cores
Base Clock1354 MHz1392 MHz1290 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1607 MHz1607 MHz1417 MHz1480 MHz1480 MHz
Boost Clock1455 MHz1518 MHz1392 MHz1708 MHz1708 MHz1708 MHz1683 MHz1683 MHz1733 MHz1530 MHz1583 MHz1582
FP32 Compute1.8 TFLOPs2,3 TFLOPs2.1 TFLOPs4.0 TFLOPs4.4 TFLOPs4.4 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs8.1 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs11 TFLOPs11.5 TFLOPs12.5 TFLOPs
VRAM2 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR54 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR5/X8 GB GDDR5/X8 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X11 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X
Memory Speed7 Gbps7 Gbps7 Gbps8 Gbps8 Gbps9 Gbps / 10 Gbps8 Gbps8 Gbps11 Gbps10 Gbps11 Gbps11.4 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth112 GB/s84 GB/s112 GB/s192 GB/s160 GB/s224 GB/s / 240 GB/s256 GB/s256 GB/s352 GB/s480 GB/s484 GB/s547 GB/s
Bus Interface 128-bit bus96-bit bus128-bit bus192-bit bus160-bit bus192-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus384-bit bus352-bit bus384-bit bus
Power ConnectorNoneNoneNoneSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power
TDP75W75W75W120W120W120W150W180W180W250W250W250W
Display Outputs1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
Launch DateOctober 2016May 2018October 2016September 2016August 2018July 2016June 2016October 2017May 2016August 2016March 2017April 2017
Launch Price$109 US$119 US-$129 US$139 US$199 USTBD$249 US$349 US$449 US$499 US$1200 US$699 US$1200 US

Now NVIDIA doesn’t have a solution under the $500 US bracket with their new GeForce RTX 20 series lineup, but they do have Pascal which doesn’t cost as much. We can see the GTX 1070 with GDDR5X selling well if it’s priced around the $300 US bracket as the card can still perform really great at 1080p and 1440p with decent quality.

Obviously, the faster NVIDIA gets rid of their excess mid-range GP104 inventory, the sooner we will see more budget options under the RTX brand which replace the GeForce GTX 1060 and GeForce GTX 1070 for around the same prices and feature the new GDDR6 memory interface.

Do you think the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 With GDDR5X memory could be a decent option for around $300 US?
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