NVidia GTX 1070 Ti Official Specs & Release Date

By Published October 26, 2017 at 9:53 am
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NVidia’s much-rumored GTX 1070 Ti will launch on November 2, 2017, with initial information disseminated today. The 1070 Ti uses a GP104-300 GPU, slotted between the GP104-400 and GP104-200 of the 1080 and 1070 (respectively), and therefore uses the same silicon as we’ve seen before. This is likely the final Pascal launch before leading into Volta, and is seemingly the response to AMD’s Vega 56 challenger of the GTX 1070 non-Ti.

The 1070 Ti is slightly cut-down from the 1080, the former of which runs 19 SMs for 2432 CUDA cores (at 128 shaders per SM), with the latter running 20 SMs. The result is what will likely amount to clock differences, primarily, as the 1070 Ti operates 1607/1683MHz for its clock speeds, and AIB partners are not permitted to offer pre-overclocked versions. For all intents and purposes, outside of the usual cooling, VRM, and silicon quality differences (random, at best), all AIB partner cards will perform identically in out-of-box states. Silicon quality will amount to the biggest differences, with cooler quality – anything with an exceptionally bad cooler, primarily – differentiating the rest.

As we understand it now, users will be able to manually overclock the 1070 Ti with software. See the specs below:

 

GTX 1070 Ti Specs vs. 1080, 1070

NVIDIA Pascal Specs Comparison
  Tesla P100 GTX 1080 Ti GTX 1080 GTX 1070 Ti GTX 1070
GPU GP100 Cut-Down Pascal GP102 Pascal GP104-400 Pascal GP104-300 Pascal GP104-200 Pascal
Transistor Count 15.3B 12B 7.2B 7.2B 7.2B
Fab Process 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
CUDA Cores 3584 3584 2560 2432 1920
GPCs 6 6 4 4 3
SMs 56 28 20 19 15
TPCs 28 TPCs   20 TPCs 19 TPCs 15
TMUs 224 224 160 152 120
ROPs 96 (?) 88 64 64 64
Core Clock 1328MHz - 1607MHz 1607MHz 1506MHz
Boost Clock 1480MHz 1600MHz 1733MHz 1683MHz 1683MHz
FP32 TFLOPs 10.6TFLOPs ~11.4TFLOPs 9TFLOPs   6.5TFLOPs
Memory Type HBM2 GDDR5X GDDR5X GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory Capacity 16GB 11GB 8GB 8GB 8GB
Memory Clock ? 11Gbps 10Gbps GDDR5X 8Gbps 8Gbps
Memory Interface 4096-bit 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth ? ~484GBs 320.32GB/s 256GB/s 256GB/s
Total Power Budget ("TDP") 300W 250W 180W 180W 150W
Power Connectors ? 1x 8-pin
1x 6-pin
1x 8-pin 1x 8-pin 1x 8-pin
Release Date 4Q16-1Q17 TBD 5/27/2016 11/2/2017 6/10/2016
Release Price - $700 Reference: $700
MSRP: $600
Now: $500
Reference: $450 Reference: $450
MSRP: $380

It seems that the 1070 Ti will effectively kill the GTX 1080, with its MSRP of $450, and will directly challenge the AMD RX Vega 56 card that we previously noted as a strong alternative to the 1070. Initial Newegg listings for the 1070 Ti (these are for pre-orders – as always, don’t do that; wait for the reviews before buying) have the card listed at ~$470 for the cheapest options, with GTX 1080 options listed at $520. We’re not counting blower 1080s, as they aren’t very good, but those start at $510.

If the cards are nearly the same in performance, an overclock by the user should make that up. We’ll see. It seems as if the primary factor in overclocking will be power limit, where some boards and VBIOS configurations will permit higher current/power to the card. That’d be worth noting, and is something we’ll look at in reviews.

This is a move by nVidia to combat the Vega 56 card. We’d wager that a 1070 Ti wouldn’t exist without Vega 56, as nVidia would rest easily with its 1070 and 1080 gapped by a $100 bill. Given V56 availability and pricing, same-cost 1070 Ti cards might take some of the wind out of those sails – but we’ll see if V56 cards see price drops, or if AMD instantiates some sort of bundle deal to try and keep eyes on Vega.

We’ll have a review on this for launch.

- Steve Burke

Last modified on October 26, 2017 at 9:53 am
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

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