NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Review: Pascal For The Masses

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GTX 1070 Summary And Conclusion

Performance Summary: At its launch event, NVIDIA claimed the GeForce GTX 1070 would offer “Titan X-class performance” and it certainly delivered. Save for only a couple of tests, the GeForce GTX 1070 outran the GeForce GTX Titan X, and where it didn’t the deltas separating the cards is miniscule. The GeForce GTX 1070 offers about 80 – 85% percent of the performance of the more powerful GTX 1080 and is faster than AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury X and R9 Nano overall. The Radeons were faster in LuxMark and hung tough or outran the 1070 in the DirectX 12 tests we ran, though.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 - Find It At Amazon

Like last-generation’s GeForce GTX 970, we suspect the GeForce GTX 1070 is going to sell like hotcakes. The Founder’s Edition card we showed you here has an MSRP of $449, but pricing on custom cards from NVIDIA’s partners will start at only $379. Assuming partner boards achieve similar performance levels – which they should – the GeForce GTX 1070 represents a good value at the high-end of the GPU market. For $379 - $449 you get a graphics card that’s as fast or faster than a Titan X, that’s also overclockable, relatively power friendly, quiet, and well suited to VR applications. NVIDIA hit all of the right notes with the GeForce GTX 1070.

We won’t know for sure what street prices are going to look like until the cards actually arrive on store shelves around June 10, but when they do hit, the 1070 is going to put some serious price pressure on AMD -- The Fury X and Nano are both more expensive than the 1070, at least for now. Then again, details regarding AMD’s upcoming Polaris-based cards is due to hit soon as well, which could change the GPU landscape yet again. There's lots of movement in PC enthusiast space at the moment.

At this stage of the game though, NVIDIA is in a strong position. The GeForce GTX 1080 currently sits alone at the ultra high-end of the GPU space and the GeForce GTX 1070 is undeniably the best choice in its price bracket. We’re looking forward to seeing what NVIDIA’s partners do with this one...
     
  • Excellent Performance
  • Low Power (Relatively Speaking)
  • Good Looking Design
  • Cutting-Edge Features
  • Easily Overclocked
  • Founder's Edition Confusion and Price Premium

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