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Asus Republic Of Gamers Strix GTX 1070 Aura RGB OC

Rating: 9.0.

Today we take a look at the new Asus Republic Of Gamers Strix GTX 1070 – a custom, overclocked card featuring a triple fan cooling system and dedicated RGB lighting system. We tested its bigger brother – the ROG Strix GTX 1080 early June, so we have high hopes that the card on test today is able to deliver plenty of performance while maintaining a tight thermal curve.


The ASUS Republic Of Gamers Strix GTX 1070 incorporates the latest DirectCU III triple fan cooler with patented ‘wing blade' fans. There are also GPU controlled fan headers on the PCB of the graphics card to support additional cooling, if desired.

The card adopts a full RGB ‘AURA' lighting system, which was also incorporated into the larger ROG GTX1080 Strix from ASUS.

GPU Geforce GTX970 GeForce GTX980
Geforce GTX 980 Ti Geforce GTX Titan X Geforce GTX 1080 Geforce GTX 1070
Streaming Multiprocessors 13 16 22 24 20 15
CUDA Cores 1664 2048 2816 3072 2560 1920
Base Clock 1050 mhz 1126 mhz 1000 mhz 1000 mhz 1607 mhz 1506 mhz
GPU Boost Clock 1178 mhz 1216 mhz 1075 mhz 1076 mhz 1733 mhz 1683 mhz
Total Video memory 4GB 4GB 6GB 12GB 8GB 8GB
Texture Units 104 128 176 192 160 120
Texture fill-rate 109.2 Gigatexels/Sec 144.1 Gigatexels/Sec 176 Gigatexels/Sec 192 Gigatexels/Sec 257.1 Gigatexels/Sec 180.7 GigaTexels/sec
Memory Clock 7000 mhz 7000 mhz 7000 mhz 7000 mhz 1250mhz 2002mhz
Memory Bandwidth 224 GB/s 224 GB/sec 336.5 GB/sec 336.5 GB/sec 320GB/s 256GB/s
Bus Width 256bit 256bit 384bit 384bit 256bit 256 bit
ROPs 56 64 96 96 64 64
Manufacturing Process 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 16nm 16nm
TDP 145 watts 165 watts 250 watts 250 watts 180 watts 150 watts

The Nvidia GTX 1070 ships with 1920 CUDA cores and 15 Streaming Multiprocessors  – reduced from 2560 and 20 on the GTX 1080 respectively.  While the GTX 1080 is equipped with 160 Texture Units, the GTX 1070 has to make do with 120. The 8GB of GDDR5 memory runs at a data rate of 8Gbps.

Based on the same GP104 GPU used in the GTX 1080, the GTX 1070 has all of the key features that NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture enables, including Simultaneous Multi-Projection. Nvidia claim the GTX 1070 has a 70% performance lead over the last generation GTX 970. While the GTX 1080 used GDDR5x memory, the GTX 1070 is shipped with fast GDDR5.

If you want to read more on the Pascal architecture, head to our page, over HERE.


The ASUS Republic Of Gamers Strix GTX 1070 Aura RGB is clocked higher than the Founders Edition card, and there are two modes that it can run at. In Gaming Mode the graphics card runs at 1632mhz core, with a boost speed of 1835mhz. In the faster OC Mode the card operates at 1657mhz with a boost speed of 1860mhz. I am testing at the higher OC profile speeds today (see GPUz image above).

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  1. beast card, cant wait for the 480 to compete with this one if ever.

    I would have liked to see a witcher 3 benchmark, but hey that’s just me.

  2. WINvidia or AMDream

    Just wanted to point out that the table in the introduction for the Memory speeds is wrong.

  3. oh yeah and the 1440p benchmark for GTA 5 shows the g1 1080. wut

  4. WINvidia or AMDream

    I think they should have had some proof reading done on this. lol

  5. Just a suggestion, but the release of this new generation of card with plenty of VR specific stuff could be the perfect opportunity to include a VR test in your review.

    I’m quite interested in 1070/1080 despite no game using the SMP features yet, but there is almost no VR review with “real” games on most of professional reviews on the internet.

  6. sorry, its fixed. ive been testing the new AMD card alongside this for another review and that was a code error showing a graph from an earlier review — no excuse, but fixed!

  7. THe 480 is a 200$ card, which AMD has said will offer 970 / 980(non-Ti) performance levels. That’s pretty good for a 200$ card, but can’t compete with this…which is a 380$ card.

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    I think AMD’s idea is to crossfire the 480’s to give you just a bit better than the 1070.
    (Though with the AMD driver issues it may not be ideal. eg The division)
    That would be 400 dollars (2x4gb model)

  10. Yes, but it is nothing interesting SLI 960 for cheap will beat expensive 980. So cheap 480 will bet expensive 1070 even 1080.. same as future SLI 1060 will beat 1080

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  12. And? SLI / Crossfire performance isn’t 1:1, and 7/10 games don’t come with support.

    Hell, some games don’t get Crossfire support for up to 6 months.

  13. STILL more expensive than the NVidia stock 1080 RRP! Jeeez!

  14. I think I’ll buy this, for me the extra 10 fps you can get with a 1080 is not worth the extra $200.

  15. You dont help enough when you mesure the power consumption from the whole system. There are many complaints if the card with only 1×8 pin connectord draws all 150 watt from the connector and stays safely within limits from the power also needed of the pci -e slot. Other vendors like evga and msi making cards with 8+6 pin connectors doesnt need to draw from the pci slot at all? Because the way i see it that would be a better design than the reference one

  16. Nott in my country. The stock 1080 costs around 250 euros more here.