Nvidia’s Geforce GTX 1070, Pascal Based Graphics Card Has Arrived – Beats Out The TITAN-X At Just $449 For The Founder’s Edition


Nvidia's pascal based GTX 1070 graphics card has finally arrived. That is to say, today is the day the anticipated GP104 offering hits the figurative shelves. Today is also the day that the NDA for the full reviews lifts and we can see the TITAN killing performance of the graphics card in all its glory. The card will retail for a $449 MSRP for the Founder's Edition (which are basically a glorified version of the reference edition) with Add-in-Board Partner cards starting at a cheaper base MSRP of $379 with availability some time later.

Nvidia's TITAN slaying GTX 1070 is finally available for purchase

Of course, just because today marks the official availability of the GTX 1070 doesn't mean that gamers are going to get full pickings of the same right this instance. The stock over at Nvidia official is sold out, and the supply over at Amazon has evaporated to the point that the remaining stock is selling at completely outrageous premiums ($649 for the GTX 1070 Founders Edition and over $800 for the GTX 1080 Founder's Edition). Newegg does seem to have stock available at the time of writing though we are unsure how long that is going to last - if you are looking to buy the GTX 1070 FE, nows the time to scoop it up. It goes without saying that partner offerings will offer much higher value for money with no apparent downside.

The GTX 1070 features the pascal GP104 GPU and is part of the first lineup of cards to be based on the 16nm FinFET generation of Nvidia GPUs. Featuring 1920 CUDA Cores and 8GB worth of vRAM, the card has the capacity to handle huge modern workloads - including VR and 4K. The card beats out the former TITAN-X offering from Nvidia and is even faster than the R9 295X2 dual GPU from AMD in most cases (4K being the popular exception thanks to the huge bus width of the latter). The Founder's Edition is the new and improved reference edition and will set gamers back an easy $449. The OEM/Reference edition from the partners should only cost $379 but will also contain fewer bells and whistles than the FE.

The GTX 1070 would feature the same potential of overclocking as the GTX 1080 (or better) since it has more TDP headroom compared to its bigger brother. In the case of 1070, we are looking at a 150W TDP compared to 180W on the GTX 1080. The chip features 8 GB of GDDR5 memory featured across a 256-bit bus and clocked at 8 GB/s. This leads to a total bandwidth of 256 GB/s. The reason for using GDDR5 memory is to offer a more competitive variant that doesn’t skims down on VRAM while keeping the price relatively low.

Full Reviews of the GTX 1070 FE (Published June 10th 2016):

GTX 1070 Previews and Performance Numbers Published Earlier

Here is a performance aggregate from the GTX 1070 Review of the folks over at TechPowerUp:

As you can see the GTX 1070 manages to clock in at second place (second only to the GTX 1080) as far a the 1080p and 1440p benches go. At 4K however, the R9 295X2 pulls ahead of the GTX 1070 by 4%. The GTX 1070 is an absolutely huge step up from the GTX 970 of last generation. It is actually 10% faster than 2x GTX 970s in SLI which is an absolutely insane improvement if you think about it. The GTX 1070 is clocked at an impressive 1.6 Ghz+ with plenty of room for overclocking. Until the GTX 1060 comes out, the 1070 will stand a the value king in Nvidia's 16nm FinFET lineup of graphics cards.

Official Geforce GTX 1080 and Geforce GTX 1070 Specifications

WCCFTechNvidia Geforce GTX 1080Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070
Transistors 7.2 Billion7.2 Billion
CUDA Cores25601920
Core Clock 1607 MhzTBA
Boost Clock 1733 Mhz1683 Mhz
Memory TypeG5X (GDDR5X)GDDR5
Memory Speed 10 Gbps8 Gbps
Memory Configuration 8GB8GB
Bus Width256-bit256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 320 GB/s256 GB/s
Multi Projection YesYes
HB SLI Bridge SupportYesYes
Nvidia GPU Boost3.03.0
DirectX 12 Feature Level12_112_1
Vulkan API YesYes
Maximum Digital Resolution 7680x4320@60Hz7680x4320@60Hz
Display ConnectorsDP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVIDP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI
Power Draw 180W150W
Power ConnectorSingle 8-PinSingle 8-Pin
Maximum Operating Temp94 C94 C
Partner Price (MSRP)$599$379
FE Price (MSRP)$699$449