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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition Desktop GPU Review

Klaus Hinum, 👁 Klaus Hinum (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 11/05/2017

Bridge the Gap. With the GTX 1070 Ti, Nvidia brings out a lower-priced alternative to the GTX 1080 and, in the process, forgoes the more expensive GDDR5X video memory. In the review, the Founders Edition card shall show how well it stacks up against the in-house competition.

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When compared to the older GeForce GTX 1070, the new "titanium" offers 27% more shader units (2432 versus 1920) with the same clock rate. With 2560 shader units and the fast GDDR5X memory, the GTX 1080 still remains in the lead. While benchmarking the “Witcher 3”, the Founders Edition card ran with the core clock of 1810 MHz, which is well above the specified boost clock of 1683 MHz. 

Spezifikationen GTX 1070 FE GTX 1070 Ti FE GTX 1080 FE
Chip GP104 GP104 GP104
Shader 1.920 2.432 2.560
GPU Base Clock 1.506 MHz 1.607 MHz 1.607 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1.683 MHz 1.683 MHz 1.733 MHz
Memory Bus 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit
Memory 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5X
Power (Watt) 150 W 180 W 180 W

The Test System

Our test system is comprised of a Core i7-4790K (not overclocked), 16 GB of DDR3 memory, Asus Z97-Deluxe motherboard, Asus PB287Q 4K monitor, Philips 328P6VJEB 4K monitor, Intel SSD 530 (system), Windows 10 64-Bit.

Synthetic Benchmarks

In the synthetic benchmarks from Futuremark, the GTX 1070 Ti finds its place in between the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080. With the OC BIOS, the slightly overclocked MSI Gaming Z GTX 1070 can keep up with the GTX 1070 Ti rather well.

3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
28366 Points ∼100% +54%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
20268 Points ∼71% +10%
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
18408 Points ∼65% 0%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition
18405 Points ∼65%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition
16685 Points ∼59% -9%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
38959 Points ∼100% +42%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
29443 Points ∼76% +7%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition
27503 Points ∼71%
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
26098 Points ∼67% -5%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition
23990 Points ∼62% -13%

Legend

 
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000

Gaming Benchmarks

In our selection of gaming benchmarks, the GTX 1070 Ti positions itself in between the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080 (both are Founders Edition cards). Therefore, the card offers enough performance to run all the games at Full HD or WQHD resolution with high details. And it can also run many games in 4K.

Performance Rating
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
100 pt ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
75.7 pt ∼76%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
70.8 pt ∼71%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
69.1 pt ∼69%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
62.3 pt ∼62%
Middle-earth: Shadow of War - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
51 (min: 22, max: 171) fps ∼100% +50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
38 (min: 21, max: 59) fps ∼75% +12%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
34 (min: 21, max: 50) fps ∼67%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
30 (min: 17, max: 97) fps ∼59% -12%
For Honor - 3840x2160 High Preset AA:T AF:8x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
77 (min: 58, max: 131) fps ∼100% +61%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
54.9 (min: 42, max: 65) fps ∼71% +15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
47.9 (min: 39, max: 60) fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
43.9 (min: 36, max: 56) fps ∼57% -8%
The Division - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
130 (min: 75, max: 180) fps ∼100% +37%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
95 (min: 55, max: 125) fps ∼73% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
94.6 (min: 53, max: 133) fps ∼73%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
86 fps ∼66% -9%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
80.6 (min: 41, max: 108) fps ∼62% -15%
Far Cry Primal - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:SM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
121 (min: 81, max: 149) fps ∼100% +23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
106 (min: 80, max: 125) fps ∼88% +8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
98 (min: 80, max: 113) fps ∼81%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
94 (min: 75, max: 109) fps ∼78% -4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
90 (min: 72, max: 105) fps ∼74% -8%
Rise of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
161 (min: 148, max: 173) fps ∼100% +45%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
112 (min: 105, max: 124) fps ∼70% +1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
112 (min: 105) fps ∼70% +1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
112 fps ∼70% +1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
111 (min: 101, max: 119) fps ∼69%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
102 (min: 95, max: 107) fps ∼63% -8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
94 (min: 85, max: 104) fps ∼58% -15%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
98 (min: 83, max: 112) fps ∼100% +36%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
76.4 (min: 64, max: 85) fps ∼78% +6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
71.8 (min: 61, max: 80) fps ∼73%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
62 fps ∼63% -14%
low med. high ultraQHD4K
BioShock Infinite (2013) 132 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 293 71.8 47.1 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 142.7 134.2 126.6 121.2 105 fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 177 77 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 111 46.5 fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 98 41 fps
The Division (2016) 94.6 45.6 fps
Overwatch (2016) 182 88.7 fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 67.9 31.9 fps
Civilization VI (2016) 108 91 fps
Farming Simulator 17 (2016) 80 fps
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare (2016) 67.8 fps
For Honor (2017) 156 122 47.9 fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 54.2 35.8 fps
Rocket League (2017) 223 92 fps
Dirt 4 (2017) 57.9 fps
Team Fortress 2 (2017) 152 fps
F1 2017 (2017) 106 52 fps
Ark Survival Evolved (2017) 47.1 17.3 fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017) 165 136 109 85 34 fps
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017) 103 92 88 75 58 34 fps
Need for Speed Payback (2017) 122 85 45 fps
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017) 117 77 38 fps
Fortnite (2018) 109 72 36 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 146 87 63 27.7 fps
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018) 154 100 82 59.1 42.4 22.7 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 101 89 74.5 66.7 fps

Compute Performance

In terms of computing performance, in the LuxMark benchmark, the GTX 1080 could not, to our great surprise, keep up with the GTX 1070 Ti and was actually beaten by the GTX 1070. In ComputeMark, the GTX 1070 Ti finds its place in between the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition, 4790K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition, 4790K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, 4790K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition, 4790K
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
-3%
-9%
24%
Room GPUs-only
2542
2474
-3%
2327
-8%
3050
20%
Sala GPUs-only
5159
5012
-3%
4708
-9%
6600
28%
ComputeMark v2.1
-12%
11%
44%
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
5968
4761
-20%
6191
4%
7938
33%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar
3526
2861
-19%
3646
3%
4949
40%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector
3189
2706
-15%
3284
3%
4391
38%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
1405
1390
-1%
1758
25%
2092
49%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 3DTex
1399
1402
0%
1730
24%
2275
63%
1024x600 Normal, Score
15488
13121
-15%
16610
7%
21646
40%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-8% / -10%
1% / 6%
34% / 39%

Stress Test and Emissions

The 3DMark Time Spy stress test yielded a very good result of 98.4% - which amounts to a 1.6% deviation during the benchmark runs. Therefore, under usual gaming load, the performance can be maintained continuously. As usual (for the Founders Edition cards), the fans remained comfortably quiet.

Power Consumption

As the high TDP might suggest, under load, the power consumption is closer to the GTX 1080 than the GTX 1070. In the FurMark stress test, the card appears to be limited artificially (there is also a warning in the reviewer’s guide). For instance, the normal GTX 1070 achieves 17% more frames per second than the Ti while keeping its energy consumption 50 watts lower.

Power Consumption
1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition (252 fps, Idle: 70.3 W)
367 Watt * ∼100% -26%
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC (203 fps, Idle: 73.5 W)
303 Watt * ∼83% -4%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition (228 fps, Idle: 68.3 W)
292 Watt * ∼80% -0%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition (157 fps, Idle: 67.8 W)
291 Watt * ∼79%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition (186 fps, Idle: 68 W)
253 Watt * ∼69% +13%
1920x1080 The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition (88 fps, Idle: 70.3 W)
358 Watt * ∼100% -23%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition (Idle: 68.3 W)
294 Watt * ∼82% -1%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition (68.9 fps, Idle: 67.8 W)
290 Watt * ∼81%
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC (Idle: 73.5 W)
268 Watt * ∼75% +8%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition (Idle: 68 W)
243 Watt * ∼68% +16%

Legend

 
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000

* ... smaller is better

Verdict

With the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, Nvidia bridges the gap between the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080 and offers an alternative for the currently unavailable Radeon Vega 56. In terms of efficiency, the GTX 1070 Ti is closer to the GTX 1080 than the GTX 1070. Because third party cards can only be overclocked via software or manually, the Founders Edition card does not suffer from any performance disadvantages. However, the cards from Nvidia’s board partners are a bit more efficient and somewhat quieter. The MSRP of 469 Euros (~$549) in Germany can be attributed to the high prices of the Vega 56 GPUs, which are being sold well above the MSRP (thanks to mining).

All in all, one can say that the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition is a well-made desktop graphics card, that is especially suited for gaming at 1440p.

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Klaus Hinum, 2017-11- 5 (Update: 2017-11- 7)