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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SuperClocked 8 GB Review

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Introduction



NVIDIA released their GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 not long ago, featuring the company's new Pascal architecture, a brand-new 16 nanometer production process, and GDDR5X memory. In our launch-day review, we were truly impressed by how well NVIDIA claimed the performance throne with the 1080, but also the GTX 1070 managed to impress with its high-end performance at an attractive sub-$400 price-point. The reference-design card, however, is sold at a $70 premium over the GTX 1070 Founders Edition sitting at $449.

The GeForce GTX 1070 uses the same Pascal GP104 graphics processor as the GTX 1080, with just 1920 enabled shaders instead of 2560, which also affects the number of texture units that are down to 120 from 160. With 64, the number of ROPs is the same, and so is the memory capacity at 8 GB. However, today's review subject, like all GTX 1070 variants, uses GDDR5 memory, unlike the GTX 1080 that comes with GDDR5X. GDDR5X offers twice the bandwidth at the same operating frequency, so NVIDIA is running the GeForce GTX 1070's memory at a frequency of 2 GHz in order to make up for that.



In this review, we're taking a look at the EVGA GTX 1070 SuperClocked, which comes with EVGA's new ACX 3.0 dual-slot, dual-fan thermal solution. Out of the box, the card is clocked at 1595 MHz baseclock; memory remained at the NVIDIA default of 2002 MHz.

The EVGA GTX 1070 SC is currently available online for $439.

GeForce GTX 1070 Market Segment Analysis
 GeForce
GTX 970
Radeon
R9 290X
Radeon
R9 390X
GeForce
GTX 780 Ti
GeForce
GTX 980
Radeon R9
Fury
Radeon R9
Fury X
GeForce
GTX 980 Ti
GeForce
GTX Titan X
GeForce
GTX 1070
EVGA GTX
1070 SC
GeForce
GTX 1080
Shader Units166428162816288020483584409628163072192019202560
ROPs566464486464649696646464
Graphics ProcessorGM204HawaiiHawaiiGK110GM204FijiFijiGM200GM200GP104GP104GP104
Transistors5200M6200M6200M7100M5200M8900M8900M8000M8000M7200M7200M7200M
Memory Size4 GB4 GB8 GB3 GB4 GB4 GB4 GB6 GB12 GB8 GB8 GB8 GB
Memory Bus Width256 bit512 bit512 bit384 bit256 bit4096 bit4096 bit384 bit384 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit
Core Clock1051 MHz+1000 MHz1050 MHz876 MHz+1126 MHz+1000 MHz1050 MHz1000 MHz+1000 MHz+1506 MHz+1595 MHz+1607 MHz+
Memory Clock1750 MHz1250 MHz1500 MHz1750 MHz1750 MHz500 MHz500 MHz1750 MHz1750 MHz2002 MHz2002 MHz1251 MHz
Price$265$270$310$390$360$530$600$440$1150$379 / $449$439$599 / $699
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