NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Shoot-Out: ASUS Strix And Zotac AMP Extreme

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Performance Summary: Both the Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme Edition and ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti vare stellar performers.

Gaming at 1440P is the sweet spot for either variant, though smooth 4K gaming is a possibility with select titles. If triple-digit framerates and equally high display refresh rates are your cup of tea, then either of these cards will suit your needs handsomely when gaming at a 1080p resolution, especially in fast paced, less graphically demanding games like Overwatch, WARFRAME, Counter-Strike: GO and Team Fortress 2. We also sat down for some PUBG matches and Destiny 2 action at 1440p and each performed great with framerates well above 75 FPS.
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ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti & Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme Edition

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Determining which GPU is best for you will come down to a few factors, primarily of which will be simply finding one in stock at a reasonable price at the moment. The cryptocurrency mining craze has wreaked havoc on the GPU market, unfortunately -- not only are cards selling for much higher than their MSRPs, but they're hard to find in stock as well. Forgetting about that for a moment, things like physical dimensions, RGB lighting options, cooling, and noise will be major considerations. If your chassis interior or build space is limited, then the slimmer ASUS unit may be the GPU for you, though it's only slightly smaller than the Zotac card and both are much bigger than a Founder's Edition. Conversely, if chassis space is a non-issue and you simply want the hands-down, beefiest, fastest option for your system, then the Zotac AMP Extreme Edition is a great card that took the lead more often than not. Both cards are quiet and offer customizable RGB lighting as well, though the ASUS card's lighting has the added benefit of being able to sync with compatible motherboards.

Ultimately, we lean towards the ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Strix. The out-of-box performance differences between the two cards is nominal and will go unnoticed while gaming. The ASUS option requires only a single 8-pin power cable, used slightly less power, and offers more cooling features, customizability, and tuning options. The GPU also overclocked slightly higher. But really, if you can find either of these cards in the wild for a reasonable price, then you are the undisputed winner.

 Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme Edition 
 ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti

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