Rumored NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti By ASUS Spotted With 8GB GDDR5

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Well, this is an interesting rumor that is making the rounds today. Someone in Asia has snapped a picture of what appears to be a new gaming system that includes an unannounced NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card. The timing of this release is a bit curious, considering that the Pascal [consumer] line of graphics cards has been on the market for over a year now, and most are looking ahead to what NVIDIA has in store with Volta.

However, it's quite possible that this GeForce GTX 1070 Ti -- if the leak is real -- is a direct response to AMD's Radeon RX Vega 56. As our review showed, the Radeon RX Vega 56 has no trouble dancing with the GeForce GTX 1070, and more often than not came out on top in our suite of gaming benchmarks. This probably doesn't sit too well with NVIDIA, which wants to claim top-to-bottom dominance in graphics performance; hence the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti.

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According to MyDrivers, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti would have 2304 CUDA cores, fitting neatly between the GeForce GTX 1070 and the GeForce GTX 1080:

  • GeForce GTX 1080 Ti:  3584 CUDA Cores
  • GeForce GTX 1080:  2560 CUDA Cores
  • GeForce GTX 1070 Ti:  2304 CUDA Cores
  • GeForce GTX 1070:  1920 CUDA Cores
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6GB:  1280 CUDA Cores
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3GB:  1152 CUDA Cores
  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti:  768 CUDA Cores
  • GeForce GTX 1050:  640 CUDA Cores

The particular card that is pictured is ASUS-branded, carrying the GTX 1070 Ti STRIX 08G designation. So, what's going on here? Is this merely a typo that we're paying too much attention to? Is this simply a case of China -- yet again -- gaining access to a custom part that the rest of the world misses out on? Nobody knows at this point, but we'll keep our eyes peeled to see if any more evidence surfaces regarding the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti.

In the meantime, AMD better stay on its toes, as the Radeon RX Vega 56 might be under attack very soon...