Tuesday, June 28th 2016

GIGABYTE Announces the GeForce GTX 1070 WindForce 2X

GIGABYTE announced its cost-effective custom-design GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card, the GTX 1070 WindForce OC (model: GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD). The card features a simpler WindForce 2X cooling solution than the WindForce 3X the GTX 1070 G1.Gaming ships with. This cooler features a more compact twin aluminium-fin stack heatsink, that's ventilated by a pair of 90 mm fans, which stay off when the card is idling.

The card also serves up a small factory overclock of 1582 MHz core, 1771 MHz Boost in "OC mode" and 1556 MHz core, 1746 MHz Boost in "Gaming mode," against NVIDIA reference clocks of 1506/1683 MHz. The memory is left untouched at 8.00 GHz. The card draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. Display outputs include three DisplayPort 1.4, one HDMI 2.0b, and one dual-link DVI. We expect this card to be priced closest to the $379 baseline NVIDIA set for this SKU, among GIGABYTE's GTX 1070 lineup.
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18 Comments on GIGABYTE Announces the GeForce GTX 1070 WindForce 2X

#2
TheLostSwede
I'm just waiting for any cards that are both available and close to the MSRP. Right now the only cards available locally are the top of the range models which are close to, or more than the already overpriced FE cards...
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#4
scenicroadways
As usual, never get to see the side profile of the card, the only view that matters.
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#5
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
i really miss the old time that Gigabyte's Windforce was a great looking cooler,
G1 and regular Windforce looks like sh*t now days, Extreme Gaming is decent but its just a mater of time for seen a craapy one...

Regards,
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#6
GAR
wow, whats up with all the custom 1080s and 1070s looking like crap?
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#7
chfrcoghlan
peche said:
i really miss the old time that Gigabyte's Windforce was a great looking cooler,
G1 and regular Windforce looks like sh*t now days, Extreme Gaming is decent but its just a mater of time for seen a craapy one...

Regards,
I still miss my old 560 Ti, looked sexy af. :)
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#8
1c3d0g
As long as the card performs better than the competition, is whisper quiet and is reliable enough (ball bearings etc.), who gives a shit what the hell a card looks like? Kids these days... :shadedshu:
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#9
mcraygsx
peche said:
i really miss the old time that Gigabyte's Windforce was a great looking cooler,
G1 and regular Windforce looks like sh*t now days, Extreme Gaming is decent but its just a mater of time for seen a craapy one...

Regards,
I really do miss the old Gigabyte GeForce 970/980/980 Ti xtreme cooler design. It was the best looking cooler gigabyte ever came out with. The new Xtreme Edition does not appeal me as much.

I am holding off till I can get this for $379 maybe with a small rebate.
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#10
chfrcoghlan
1c3d0g said:
As long as the card performs better than the competition, is whisper quiet and is reliable enough (ball bearings etc.), who gives a shit what the hell a card looks like? Kids these days... :shadedshu:
Why does it bother you so much if someone gives a shit about looks?
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#11
AvidTechUser
seggbizo said:
Looks pretty damn disgusting imho.
While aesthetics are a nice touch, what truly matters is the performance of the card...
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#12
chfrcoghlan
AvidTechUser said:
...what truly matters is the performance of the card...
Obviously. :)
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#13
GhostRyder
This is...ummm...Hmmm...Alot different than what I was expecting when I saw the name. Alot of real-estate for just two fans and an interesting design. Wonder how well it performs (Just the cooling solution)?
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#14
mcraygsx
GhostRyder said:
This is...ummm...Hmmm...Alot different than what I was expecting when I saw the name. Alot of real-estate for just two fans and an interesting design. Wonder how well it performs (Just the cooling solution)?
I am sure temp will be slightly better then FE.
Now that Radeon 480 has finally caught up with last generation 970/980. I think 1070 is an excellent investment if we can find it for MSRP.
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#15
ppn
My next card definitely. they solved the shroud blocking the airflow problem that i had with it, 399 seems almost reasonable, i expect it to drop to 330 later this year. In the next versions the fans should be 100 mm instead. this would lower the rpm by 500, and there for noise. but its fine as is also.
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#16
Nordiga
Gigabyte went from awesome looking to shitty looking in one gen. GJ.
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#17
daniel2000
The price is best buy, but the look i must say .........it's the ugliest videocard i have seen in my life, and i buy computers since 1997.
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#18
Caring1
That shroud is bigger than it needs to be, why not just leave the edge of the card open instead of trying to enclose the fans.
That limits the cases it can be installed in.
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