The 1070Ti lives! Nvidia officially unveil the new and improved GTX 1070

Well, the official spec sheet indicates 2,423 CUDA cores, up from 1,920 on the non-Ti 1070 and slightly less than the 2,560 CUDA cores found on the GeForce GTX 1080. The card is the smallest GTX 1070 Ti model on the market right now and it can fit into 99% of all cases. That memory runs at 8Gbps, for a total bandwidth of 256 GB/s.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Ti MINI comes with a metal backplate and features all the bells and whistles that you expect from a high-end Nvidia GPU including, Metal Backplate, VR Ready, Simultaneous Multi-Projection, NVIDIA Ansel, NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA GameStream, Vulkan API and a single color LED. The 1070 Ti also has a base clock speed of 1607MHz (improving on the 1070's base speed of 1506MHz), which can be boosted to 1683MHz (the same top speed as the 1070), and has 8GB GDDR5 of onboard memory (like the 1070). Nvidia fleshed out its range with more affordable GTX 1060 and GTX 1050 models over the course of past year, but this is the first new model to be inserted into the middle of the lineup.

This debunks earlier rumours that the 1070 Ti can be overclocked, with Nvidia equipping the GPU with the same vapour chamber cooling and five-phase dual-FET power design as the GTX 1080 Founders Edition. Nvidia's partners have built cards with thermals and power accessories that allow gamers to push performance way past stock specifications. Based on specs, this new graphics card should also far surpass the $469 (£419, AU$699) AMD Radeon RX Vega 56. The GTX 1070 Ti also has higher TDP rating at 180W which generally means more headroom for overclocking.

The card will launch at the beginning of November, with the Founder's Edition already available on pre-order from Nvidia direct. In the USA, the GPU has been priced at $449 (₹ 29,100 approx.) for the limited Founder's Edition version.

  • Fernando Stephens