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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.

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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.

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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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