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

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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.

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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 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA Titan X NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti NVIDIA Titan Xp
Graphics Core GP107 GP107 GP107 GP106 / GP104 GP106 GP106 / GP104 GP104 GP104 GP104 GP102 GP102 GP102
Process Node 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
Die Size 132mm2 132mm2 132mm2 200mm2 200mm2 200mm2 314mm2 314mm2 314mm2 471mm2 471mm2 471mm2
Transistors 3.3 Billion 3.3 Billion 3.3 Billion 4.4 Billion 4.4 Billion 4.4 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 12 Billion 12 Billion 12 Billion
CUDA Cores 640 CUDA Cores 768 CUDA Cores 768 CUDA Cores 1152 CUDA Cores 1280 CUDA Cores 1280 CUDA Cores 1920 CUDA Cores 2432 CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA Cores 3584 CUDA Cores 3584 CUDA Cores 3840 CUDA Cores
Base Clock 1354 MHz 1392 MHz 1290 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1607 MHz 1607 MHz 1417 MHz 1480 MHz 1480 MHz
Boost Clock 1455 MHz 1518 MHz 1392 MHz 1708 MHz 1708 MHz 1708 MHz 1683 MHz 1683 MHz 1733 MHz 1530 MHz 1583 MHz 1582
FP32 Compute 1.8 TFLOPs 2,3 TFLOPs 2.1 TFLOPs 4.0 TFLOPs 4.4 TFLOPs 4.4 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 8.1 TFLOPs 9.0 TFLOPs 11 TFLOPs 11.5 TFLOPs 12.5 TFLOPs
VRAM 2 GB GDDR5 3 GB GDDR5 4 GB GDDR5 3 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR5/X 8 GB GDDR5/X 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5X 12 GB GDDR5X 11 GB GDDR5X 12 GB GDDR5X
Memory Speed 7 Gbps 7 Gbps 7 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 9 Gbps / 10 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 11 Gbps 10 Gbps 11 Gbps 11.4 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 112 GB/s 84 GB/s 112 GB/s 192 GB/s 160 GB/s 224 GB/s / 240 GB/s 256 GB/s 256 GB/s 352 GB/s 480 GB/s 484 GB/s 547 GB/s
Bus Interface 128-bit bus 96-bit bus 128-bit bus 192-bit bus 160-bit bus 192-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 384-bit bus 352-bit bus 384-bit bus
Power Connector None None None Single 6-Pin Power Single 6-Pin Power Single 6-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power
TDP 75W 75W 75W 120W 120W 120W 150W 180W 180W 250W 250W 250W
Display Outputs 1x 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 Date October 2016 May 2018 October 2016 September 2016 August 2018 July 2016 June 2016 October 2017 May 2016 August 2016 March 2017 April 2017
Launch Price $109 US $119 US-$129 US $139 US $199 US TBD $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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