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|
|Fab Process||16nm FinFET||16nm FinFET||16nm FinFET||16nm FinFET||16nm FinFET|
|TPCs||28 TPCs||20 TPCs||19 TPCs||15|
|Memory Clock||?||11Gbps||10Gbps GDDR5X||8Gbps||8Gbps|
|Total Power Budget ("TDP")||300W||250W||180W||180W||150W|
|Power Connectors||?||1x 8-pin
|1x 8-pin||1x 8-pin||1x 8-pin|
|Release Price||-||$700||Reference: $700
|Reference: $450||Reference: $450
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