Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Nov 25, 2016.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1070_Quick_Silver_OC/
Great card, but I prefer the standard red and black colour scheme.
I actually like the black and silver looks, but yeah another excellent GTX 1070 regardless.
Yeah it's good looking card. But that ugly red Gaming G -series dragon badge on the back plate kind of ruins it...
And mercury is very poisonous metal, why I'm finding it quite silly to name card after that.
MSI is on the horse this gen!
Somehow this new muted colour scheme looks really good compared to in your face red-black colour scheme.
All good but the diff in power consumption from the FE edition should make everyone worried about nVidia sending highly binned marketing samples to reviewers and all the rest that go to retail channel consume much more.
I only read the review because of the name, and was dissapointed at the looks. Good card etc, but still.
I like it, and it goes with their titanium motherboards nicely (and probably Asus boards with the white theme too)
And Micron memory seems fine now, since the bios updates most cards can do over 9000!!!! (sorry)
It's overclocked. Are you actually surprised that overclocked cards need more power than reference designs?
That Fury X though ... Great review btw.
A small overclock for 25-30% more power consumption, so yes...
That's what overclocking does.
Companies decide stock clocks not where the card maxes out, but where going a bit faster requires significantly more power. In other words, they look for a sweet spot.
If you want confirmation, look at RX480 and how a small overclock sends the card outside its nominal TDP.
Overclocking CPUs is no different either.
The non-OCed third party cards that use the reference design PCB use similar amounts of power to the founders edition.
Cards like this MSI board are overbuilt for the purposes of temperature, and the pre OCed ones typically are running at a higher voltage then the non OCed ones, which has a non-negligible impact on power consumption.
also, a small OC causing huge increases in power consumption was very common on the 290/390 series, if pascal is on the edge of the efficiency/performance curve, any additional speed is going to cause exponential power draw compared to the stock design.
I bought the quicksilver, and finally received it yesterday. That dragon looks pretty cool lit up white with red glowing background. It absolutely destroys BF1 in gaming mode paired with my 6600k. I flipped on OC mode for a minute and it jumped up to about 130 fps. Max setting of course. As far as overclocking goes, I really see no reason to. This card shreds.
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