GTX 1070 Ti Shoot-Out - Test System, Unigine Superposition, And VRMark
We tested the custom GTX 1070 Ti graphics cards in this article on a MSI Z270 XPOWER Gaming Titanium motherboard powered by an Intel Core i5-7600K quad-core processor and 16GB of Corsair Vengeance 2666MHz RAM sitting pretty atop a Thermaltake Core P3 SE Snow open-air chassis.How We Configured Our Test Systems: The first thing we did when configuring the test system was enter the UEFI and set all values to their "high performance" settings and disable integrated peripherals that wouldn't be put to use. The memory's X.M.P. profile was enabled to ensure optimal memory performance and the solid state drive was then formatted and Windows 10 Professional x64 was installed and fully updated. When the Windows installation was complete, we installed all of the drivers, games, and benchmark tools necessary to complete our tests.
Intel Core i5-7600K
MSI Z270 XPOWER Gaming Titanium
(Intel Z270 Chipset)
Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme Edition
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
NVIDIA Founders Edition GTX 1070
16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4-2666
256GB Corsair Neutron Series XT SSD (system)
1TB Seagate External USB HDD (game/bench files)
Windows 10 Pro x64 (16299.248)
NVIDIA GeForce Drivers v390.77
Unigine 2 Superposition 1.0
3DMark "Fire Strike"
3DMark "Time Spy"
Rise Of The Tomb Raider
Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Here you will see just how the ASUS and Zotac GTX 1070 Ti custom cooled variants perform in relation to each other and NVIDIA's homegrown original GTX 1070. For this we use both synthetic benchmarks and an array of DX11, DX12 and VR game titles. Then its onto overclocking performance and power consumption before wrapping things up.
Superposition is a relatively new benchmark from Unigine, powered by the UNIGINE 2 Engine. It offers an array of benchmark modes, targeting gaming workloads as well as VR, with both DirectX and OpenGL code paths. There is an extreme hardware stability test built-in as well. Unigine Superposition uses the developer’s unique SSRTGI (Screen-Space Ray-Traced Global Illumination) dynamic lighting technology, along with high quality textures and models, to produce some stunning visuals. We ran Superposition in two modes using the DirectX code path – 1080p Extreme and VR Maximum -- to compare the performance of all graphics cards featured here.
Here in our first VR test, the results are much the same. We see both custom variants outpacing the GTX 1070 Founder Edition. Yet the cards again show very similar performance against each other, with Zotac eeking out another close win.
Futuremark’s VRMark is designed to test a PC’s readiness for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets. The benchmark does not, however, require that one of the headsets is attached to the PC and it uses an in-house graphics engine and content to ensure comparable results between different platforms. We ran the "Orange Room" VRMark test at defaults settings here.