I’ve got a gtx 1070 mini from zotac that works well. I don’t know that zotac is considered a tier 1 brand, but they’ve been around at least a few years and I would say that if you get a good deal on one of their cards especially these days, go for it.
yes it is pretty much good, one thing, dont overclock it yet, my friend have weird issues of clock where it stuck at low power mode clock both core clock and mem clock. i didnt reflash his gpu yet tho, the only thing that fix it is reinstalling driver.
I have a Zotac 1050Ti, and have no issues with it. I bought it new, when they first came out, because it was the fastest 1050 Ti that you could buy at the time that didn't require an external power connector. The only Zotac cards that I am wary of, are the Amp! Edition cards, because they almost always seem to draw a lot more power, and run a lot hotter than competitors factory overclocked cards. I would rather buy the next card up the ladder, running at reference speed, than pay almost the same money for a super overclocked version of a weaker GPU, that draws the same, or more, power, and runs as hot, or hotter, while still delivering less performance.