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MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8G Review

Rating: 7.0.

With the official announcement made a week ago, we can today present performance figures for Nvidia's GTX 1070 Ti. This review is of the MSI Gaming 8G model, MSI's top-end 1070 Ti model, with the card priced at £489.99 here in the UK. Is this the Vega56 killer we were promised, or is it a flop? Let's find out.

While we don't have a reference card available for launch day, we can bring you coverage of two aftermarket models – this one from MSI, the GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8G. We also have a review of the Palit GTX 1070 Ti Super JetStream today – so check out the front page if you are interested.

As a quick recap, Nvidia's GTX 1070 Ti is designed to combat AMD's RX Vega56 in the performance segment between a GTX 1070 and a GTX 1080. The 1070 Ti is essentially a shaved-down GTX 1080 as it uses the same GP104 GPU, but with 2432 CUDA cores instead of the full 2560.

Another point to mention is that all partner cards are currently shipping at reference speeds – Nvidia has directed its partners to not add any factory overclocks to their custom cards. This is likely because an overclocked 1070 Ti should perform very similarly to a reference GTX 1080, so overclocking will be an intriguing part of this review.

GPU Geforce GTX 1070 Ti Geforce GTX 1080 Geforce GTX 1070
CUDA Cores 2432 2560 1920
Base Clock 1607 MHz 1607 MHz 1506 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1683 MHz 1733 MHz 1683 MHz
Total Video memory 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5X 8GB GDDR5
Memory Clock 4004 MHz 5005 MHz 4006 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 256GB/s 320GB/s 256GB/s
Bus Width 256 256bit 256 bit
ROPs 64 64 64
Manufacturing Process 16nm 16nm 16nm
TDP 180 Watts 180 Watts 150 Watts

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