Friday, October 13th 2017

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Overclocking to be Restricted

NVIDIA could severely limit the overclocking capabilities of its upcoming "almost GTX 1080" performance-segment graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. The company will tightly control the non-reference clock-speeds at which its add-in card (AIC) partners ship their custom-design graphics cards; and there could even be tighter limits to which you can overclock these cards. NVIDIA is probably doing this to ensure it doesn't completely cannibalize its GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, which has been recently refreshed with faster 11 Gbps GDDR5X memory.

The GTX 1070 Ti is based on a "GP104" Pascal silicon with a core-configuration that's vastly higher than the current GTX 1070, and too close to that of the GTX 1080. It features 2,432 CUDA cores, just 128 fewer than the GTX 1080, and core clock speed of 1608 MHz that's on-par with the pricier card, too. The GPU Boost frequency is set to 1683 MHz, which is lower than the 1733 MHz of the GTX 1080. It also features slower GDDR5 memory. The GTX 1070 Ti is expected to launch by the 26th of October, priced at $429.

Sources: eTeknix, Expreview, VideoCardz
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79 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Overclocking to be Restricted

#1
Vya Domus
GP104 was relatively small to begin with , Nvidia probably already had pretty good yields.
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Totally
TL;DR Since there will be no reference 1070ti, it was mandated to AIBs that they are limted to reference clocks in order to avoid factory overclocked cards right out of the gate. In turn that fact somehow got morphed to Nvidia was locking overclocking.
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lexluthermiester
Totally said:
TL;DR Since there will be no reference 1070ti, it was mandated to AIBs that they are limted to reference clocks in order to avoid factory overclocked cards right out of the gate. In turn that fact somehow got morphed to Nvidia was locking overclocking.
However, this does not "lock" the clocking down. Users can still change/modify the Core/Memory clocks like any other card.
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