NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti - The Verdict
Performance Summary: Although the Pascal architecture has been on the market for quite some time now, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti proves NVIDIA’s still got a few tricks up its sleeve. When AMD's Radeon RX Vega series cards launched a couple of months back, Vega 56 competed very well against the GTX 1070, and outran it more often than not. The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti flips the script, however. The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti outpaced the Radeon RX Vega 56 more often than not and offers overall performance closer to a GeForce GTX 1080 than the original GTX 1070.
NVIDIA has set the MSRP on the new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founder’s Edition card at $449 and they should be available immediately. Looking at current street prices at a couple of on-line retailers, that MSRP makes the 1070 Ti a bit pricier than the Radeon RX Vega 56, which can be had for about $399 - $440 at the moment. The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti’s MSRP is easily justified though, if you consider its higher overall performance, lower power consumption, overclockability, and cooler, quieter operation.
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 we showed you here, however, will be somewhat more expensive than Founder’s Edition cards. The MSRP for EVGA’s FTW2 card is $499. That price is harder to justify on performance alone, but EVGA’s iCX technology offers temperature and hardware monitoring features not available elsewhere, in addition to customizable RGB lighting, beefier power circuitry and a great warranty. If those things are appealing to you, the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 is a kick-ass GPU.
Ultimately, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is exactly what you’d expect it to be based on its branding. It is a more powerful, higher performing graphics card than the original GeForce GTX 1070, that slots in just behind the GeForce GTX 1080, and does a good job of taking the fight to AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56. If you're looking for a graphics card in its price range, it is a fantastic option that we highly recommend.