KFA2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti EX Graphics Card Leaks, Primed To Fight Radeon RX Vega 56
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will soon be upon us, and as we approach its late October launch, more details about the card continue to leak. This time around, we have a full retail box shot of a custom GeForce GTX 1070 Ti card from KFA2.
If you're not familiar with KFA2, it's a hardware brand that is popular in Europe and is most closely associated with GALAX. There is no official confirmation of the specs for the card other than the fact that it includes 8GB of GDDR5 memory and that is uses 6+8-pin power connectors. Looking at the card itself, we see a dual-fan arrangement that should offer superior cooling to NVIDIA's usual single-fan design.
NVIDIA is aimed the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti squarely at the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56. We noted in our review of AMD's new mid-range card that that its performance meets or exceeds that of the GeForce GTX 1070. With NVIDIA looking for top-to-bottom domination of the GPU market, it was only a matter of time before it responded with a beefier GPU to counter this new threat.
According to the latest rumors, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will be based on NVIDIA's GP140-300 GPU and will feature 2,423 stream processors. The graphics cards are also expected to contain 152 TMUs (textured mapping units) and 64 ROPs (raster output units). For comparison, the standard GeForce GTX 1070 has 1,920 stream processors, 120 TMUs and 64 ROPs.
Recent benchmarks have shown the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti far outpacing its non-Ti sibling and putting up numbers that eclipse that of the Radeon RX Vega 56. While the Radeon RX Vega 56 has an MSRP of $399, finding one at that price is nearly impossible. A quick scan on Amazon shows cards priced in the mid-$500 range. Despite previous statements that supplies would stabilize in the weeks following its August launch, it still looks as though AMD can't get enough chips to its board partners.
The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is expected to retail for $429 when it launches next week. Hopefully, NVIDIA will be able to satisfy market demand for the cards, unlike AMD.