Nvidia GTX 1070: The Full Specifications

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This article is incorrect about the SLI bridge. You can STILL use a standard bridge for SLI. The HA bridges are only required for 5k and higher, and they claim to reduce stuttering.
 
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I smell two of these in SLI, for $379. Should work well in Windows 7/DX11.
 
3 and 4 way SLI was good for getting your name on benchmark leader boards but, unlike 2x SLI, the cost could never be justified given the ROI ... no loss here if you have to jump thru a few hoops to "go there". Those chasing leader board status or powering 3 monitors will still make the trip.

1080p is over ... you can't even buy a 144/165 Hz IPS screen with < 5 ms response times at 1080p ... manufacturers haven't seen it worth the T & E.

The cost is still less than what we were willing to pay got the 670 (May 2012) and 770 (May 2013). So after 4 years, a $379 price is still pretty welcome. I remain convinced that nVidia used predatory pricing on the 970 selling with the intend of putting a big hurt on AMD at a time when they had nothing that could compete in that price range (when all cards were overclocked) and were in precarious financial straights.

What the $329 release price and under $300 current price has also done is get many folks to move up to a 950 / 960 and now, one would expect, they now might be accustimes to staying at the xx70 level for future builds.
 

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We'll see what the benchmarks say. If the 1070 doesn't provide "maxed out" performance at 1440p, I don't see the reason to upgrade from the 970. The 970/390 are the 1080p golden boys right now, and if the 1070 doesn't bump it up to 1440p, I don't think it's a worthwhile investment (for those upgrading, that is).
 

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Considering inflation, at$449/379, this think is a total winner. It will definitely also crash GTX 980 Ti and Titan X even without tweaking, and it comes with 8GB of G5 memory!!!
 

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Entry-level buyers will be able to play any game with a $100-$125 card (of course at lowered settings).
Mainstream buyers might be looking at $150-$200, "enthusiasts" (with money) will probably spend $300-$400, but much over that and you're looking at a smaller and smaller piece of the market.
 

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in terms of connections and power requirements, can I swap a gtx 1070 for a gtx970? I have an Alienware x51 r3 with the gtx970, it's the VR bundle they sell. It has a limited power supply.
 
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I hope this card can help me cut down on rendering times when I'm video editing.
 

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Entry-level buyers will be able to play any game with a $100-$125 card (of course at lowered settings).
Mainstream buyers might be looking at $150-$200, "enthusiasts" (with money) will probably spend $300-$400, but much over that and you're looking at a smaller and smaller piece of the market.
I think I would re-classify those tiers. To me, entry-level people stick with whatever they bought in their system. For the entry-level consumer, that's probably the built-in graphics from their Intel/AMD CPU. It's probably also the "mainstream" tier.

Next is the tier of those who are willing to upgrade their GPU for more performance, but don't want to pay a large price tag for the absolute best. I might call them the "budget-enthusiast." They know a $100-150 card likely isn't that much of a performance upgrade over what they have, so they look at the $150-300 range.

The "enthusiast/spender" is the one who really wants the performance & is willing to spend to get it. They are the ones who think the cards at < $300 won't cut it for them, and they are willing to spend $300+ on a much higher level of performance. Some are spenders who just want to have the "best" available, even if their game selection doesn't require the best.

Of course, this is just my "executive summary" type of classification. I think the 1070 will fall more into the "enthusiast/spender" at first, but it's getting close enough to the top range of the budget-enthusiast that it will likely tempt quite a few of them to spend "just a little bit more" to get that jump in performance (that's how I would justify it to myself!).
 

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Yes. The 1070 only requires 1 * Pin connector and way less power usage than the 970.

 

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Erm? My 970's run @146w when folding and they are rated at 150w cards, same as the 1070 according to the article I just read.
 

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I'm very interested to see what AMD can do with Polaris in this price range. I usually stick to the $250 GPU range, but after seeing what the 970 can do in my last SBM builds, I'd be hard pressed to not snag a 1070 for my next upgrade.
 

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GTX 970 reference TDP is 145W, with 2x6 pin connectors (150W)
GTX 1070 reference TDP is 150W, with 1x8 pin conncector (150W)
No idea where you're getting the idea that 1070 has way lower power consumption than 970.

 

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Every card costs the max of its price around the first year or half year, upon its introduction to the market. Every need starts by considering the monitor's diagonal lentgh (in inches) and its resolution. For example one having above 24'' monitor but with max native the 1080p may consider either staying on the 970/980 recently baught cards for a couple of years or so, maybe by decreasing game ddetails here and there, in order to get a 1070/1080/1080Ti for later upgrade.
 

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The monitor size may influence the PPI of the monitor, but the resolution and refresh rate are the only things the GPU cares about.
 

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Really rough math. This will be about 30% slower then a 1080, jsut taking clock speed and shader cores into account. So, this should be simliar in speed to a reference clock 980ti.

I almost want to call it a rebranded 980ti hehe. But for $450(launch price in a month) instead of $565(cheapest on newegg as of posting, for a reference clock 980ti).
 
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