Just yesterday, which is one day before official launch, we received a surprise delivery from NVIDIA in the form of the MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GAMING 8G graphics card!
The packaging comes in the form of a standard sized cardboard box with the front decorated with a huge picture of the card. The most notable information are the main specifications which include the 8GB GDDR5 graphics memory, DirectX 12 support, VR ready, TWIN FROZR VI cooler, and NVDIA’s features such as GameWorks, Ansel, VRWorks, and DirectX 12.
The other side showcases the key features of the graphics card which include the custom LED lighting featuring Mystic Light technology, the TWIN FROZR VI cooler, the high-quality military class certified components used, features, minimum system requirements, product specifications, and contact address of MSI.
Accessories package is pretty much standard, enough to get the graphics card operating flawlessly in our gaming build.
At first glance, the graphics card looks extremely striking with the usual black and red colour scheme to attract the audiences. The graphics card sports MSI’s most-advanced TWIN FROZR VI cooling solution with TORX 2.0 FAN system featuring dispersion fan blade, traditional fan blade, and double ball bearing technologies.
The graphics card is armed with a stylish black anodized aluminum backplate that only provides extra rigidity to the PCB to avoid bending over time but also adds some cool aesthetic to the overall look of the graphics card. You can see the iconic MSI Dragon logo printed on the right side which looks really cool.
Featuring a TDP of 180W which is similar to that of the GeForce GTX 1080, the graphics card draws power from 8+6 pin power connectors. MSI also recommended that the power supply should be in a minimum of 500 watts.
These SLI fingers showed that the graphics card supports multi-GPU configuration with up to 2-Way SLI technology.
As far as the video outputs are concerned, the graphics card comes equipped with triple DisplayPort 1.4, one HDMI 2.0 port, and a Dual-Link DVI-D port.
On the paper, the MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GAMING 8G looks just like the reference Founders Edition with a beefier cooling solution and other improvements here and there. Powered by NVIDIA’s GP104-300 GPU featuring 2,432 CUDA cores, our sample unit comes with a GPU base of clock 1,607 MHz and boost clock of 1,683 MHz. The 8GB GDDR5 graphics memory is specified to run at 8,008 MHz at 256-bit memory bus. Weighing 1.075 g, the new GAMING 8G measures 279 mm in length, 140 mm in width and 42 mm in height.
That is all for today. Due to non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with NVIDIA, we are not allowed to post any benchmark result. However, what we know so far is that the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will be faster than the existing GeForce GTX 1070 by at least 50% while outperforming the Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 970 by 80-100%. Stay tuned for our full article soon.