NVidia Geforce

Ventilation Blower Fan
GPU clock 1607 MHz
GPU Boost 1683 MHz
I / O 3xDP; 1xHDMI; 1xDVI-D
Memory 8 GB
Power consumption 180 W
Recommended power supply 500 W

About the Geforce GTX 1070 TI Founders Edition

Now known as the Founders Edition, this type of card was called “Reference Card” in the last series. The special feature here is the design that is presented by NVidia itself and differs from most other cards from the so-called “Board Partners” (developers such as MSI, Zotac, etc.) in the type of cooling. The Founders Edition uses the so-called blower fan technique, which has advantages but also certain disadvantages.

Bottom line

First of all: The Founders Edition is not for everyone. Do you want the typical GTX to look in your case? Then strike! You want to tinker with your card and install your own fan or your own water cooling (and lose any warranty claims)? Even then, it would help if you grabbed it.

But if you want a strong, well-cooled graphics card, then don't do it. Because as nice as some like the blower fan technology, it, unfortunately, cools so badly in comparison to other cards.

This is because the fan sucks in the air here and blows it out again next to the video connections. This leads to a difference of at least 10 ° C under full load, if not more.In some demanding games, the Founders Edition will reach the maximum temperature fairly quickly and then throttle, while other cards are still running at top speed, well cooled. So be aware of what you are buying here.

Pros
  • Tried and tested nVidia optics
  • Best choice if you want to lend a hand yourself
  • 3x display port connections
Cons
  • Poor cooling compared to other cards
  • High volume
  • Shorter service life under permanent full load

ZOTAC GeForce

Ventilation 2 fans
GPU clock 1607 MHz
GPU Boost 1683 MHz
I / O 3xDP; 1xHDMI; 1xDVI-D
Memory 8 GB
Power consumption 180 W
Recommended power supply 500 W

About the Zotac GTX 1070 TI Mini

As the name suggests, the ZOTAC GTX 1070 TI Mini is a slightly more compact 1070 TI. In contrast to other graphics cards with the suffix “Mini,” you still get a card with two fans. But not only that – the fans take up most of the space on the top so that the highest possible cooling should be possible. Finally, there is a metal backplate on the underside, as is now part of the series at ZOTAC.

What is the difference between the Mini, the normal and the Extreme edition of the Zotac 1070 TI?

In general, the three models differ in the arrangement and the number of fans. There are also differences in cooling performance and the thermal dissipation of waste heat. Why don’t we recommend the Amp-Extreme *? Well, the price performance is not right here.

Bottom line

The biggest advantage, which should also immediately catch the eye, is the compact design and compatibility with most cases and mainboards. But not only spatially but also optically, ZOTAC has made sure that it conforms to most builds. Because the black/white color scheme is not noticeable, even if you have planned crazy color combinations.

Probably the biggest disadvantage of such a small design is its limited cooling capacity. As a result, you will hardly be able to overclock this card, as it can already reach maximum temperatures in the factory settings and could quickly become a bit louder under full load. A possible overheating is impossible, thanks to ZOTAC’s Icestorm technology.

Pros
  • Compact design
  • Lower energy consumption
  • Cheaper than other 1070 TIs
Cons
  • Hardly overclockable
  • Can get a little hotter under full load

EVGA GTX 1070 TI

Ventilation 2 fans
GPU clock 1607 MHz
GPU Boost 1683 MHz
I / O 3xDP; 1xHDMI; 1xDVI-D
Memory 8 GB
Power consumption 217 W
Recommended power supply 500 W

About the EVGA GTX 1070 TI SC Gaming Black Edition

Higher price for better support – that is the motto here. The next candidate in the battle for the throne is the 1070 TI SC Gaming Black Edition from EVGA. Equipped with 2 fans, there is a risk of confusion because the 1070TI looks almost exactly like some other EVGA models. So make sure you get the right one. 

Our assessment

Let’s be honest: The cards from the SC Gaming series may not be among the most beautiful cards, but not everyone wants a rig with windows and RGB lighting in the case. For this, you get a high-quality model that doesn’t need to hide behind any 1070TI.

Although it only has two coolers, it stays cool enough even at maximum power so that you would theoretically even have some room above if you wanted to overclock it. Just don’t overdo it because two coolers are still just two coolers.

Our tip: Register the card directly with EVGA after purchase. Because even if you invest a little more money here, EVGA is known for offering the best support.

Pros
  • stable cooling
  • high quality
  • Very good support from EVGA
Cons
  • Higher power consumption than other models
  • Not highly overclockable
  • Slightly higher price

ASUS ROG Strix

Ventilation 2 fans
GPU clock 1683 MHz
GPU Boost 1759 MHz
I / O 2xDP; 2xHDMI; 1xDVI-D
Memory 8 GB
Power consumption 170 W
Recommended power supply 500 W

About the ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1070 TI

Probably the best GTX 1070 TI currently on the market – connoisseurs will have already expected it. The Strix series from ASUS stands for high performance, and the 1070 TI from this series does not fall out of line. It comes with everything you would expect: 3 coolers, RGB, and size ratios, where you should be careful that you have enough space in the case.

The cooling performance does not rely exclusively on the 3 fans but is also based on the aluminum radiator, which is much wider than you are used to from cards to really get the most out of it.

Our assessment

If you have space in the case and go for performance, you will not be able to get past this card. Prices for graphics cards are currently only snapshots, but if this remains so low in comparison, then grab it! Unlike many other cards, this one comes to you overclocked by default and still offers some space above, thanks to the good cooling.

What is also very positive: Among all the cards from the 1070 TI series presented here, we find the ones with the lowest energy consumption. It also offers two HDMI connections, even if that means that it only has 2 display ports. Except for the huge design, we don’t see a disadvantage here. The cooling performance is so good that the fans remain comparatively quiet even under full load.

Also Read: 2080 vs 2080 super vs 2080 ti Comparison 2021

Pros
  • Excellent cooling performance
  • Nice look + RGB
Cons
  • Driver installation required for normal functionality
  • Huge

MSI GTX 1070 TI

Ventilation 2 fans
GPU clock 1607 MHz
GPU Boost 1683 MHz
I / O 3xDP; 1xHDMI; 1xDVI-D
Memory 8 GB
Power consumption 180 W
Recommended power supply 500 W

About the MSI GTX 1070 TI Gaming 8G

Last but not least, we have the red kites from MSI – we would probably award the title ” the quietest 1070 Ti ” here. The red color scheme may not fit into every build, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t get some delicacies here.

As with the ASUS card, an aluminum radiator is used here. This cools the card so that it can even switch the fans off completely when they are not needed.

What is the difference between the MSI 1070 TI models?

All 1070 Ti’s from MSI are clocked the same, but the cooling solutions differ and offer different efficiency degrees. The operating temperatures achieved between the various models can vary considerably.

Our assessment

The red color may not suit everyone’s taste. What MSI is known for and what they once again prove here is the whisper-quiet cooling. So if you’re aiming for a quiet build, then this is definitely the place to go.

In terms of performance, the card doesn’t have to hide, as it also offers plenty of scope for overclocking thanks to its good cooling .

Pros
  • Whisper quiet
  • Acceptable overclocking options
  • Outperforms some GTX 1080 cards
Cons
  • Red design not for everyone
  • Not very cheap
  • Slight heat problems under full load

ASUS GTX 1070

Ventilation 3 fans
GPU clock 1632 MHz
GPU Boost 1835 MHz
I / O 2xDP; 2xHDMI; 1xDVI-D
Memory 8 GB
Power consumption 150 W
Recommended power supply 500 W

About the Asus GTX 1070 ROG Stric OC

As with its big sister, the Ti variant, the 1070 OC has three fans and a radiator, which in terms of size is out of the ordinary when compared to other 1070 models. The result: Top performance with low power consumption – the Asus GTX 1070 is right at the top.

You will find RGB lighting on the fans and the metal backplate, which you can adjust as you like, and thanks to the dark gray color, it fits wonderfully into any build.

What is the difference between the ROG OC and the Standard Edition?

The ROG models are clocked higher by default, which results in higher power consumption and better overclocking potential.

Our assessment

Even with the 1070 variant, we can hardly find any disadvantages. At a fair price, you get an impressive card. Excellent cooling thanks to the huge radiator and 3 fans. The card reached maximum values ​​of just 61 ° C under full load.

This only has the small disadvantage that you need enough space in the case, because the Strix models do not fit into every computer. One thing that ASUS does right with the Strix range is that it provides 2 HDMI ports. A display port has to give way for this, but if you want to make your build VR ready, this will benefit you.

And if the card doesn’t cool you enough, you can attach additional fans to the two additional 4-pin connectors. Hardly anything ASUS didn’t think of.

Pros
  • Excellent cooling performance
  • 2 HDMI ports
  • Further connections for fans
Cons
  • Huge!
  • AURA software with problems
  • Fiddly installation because of the size

ZOTAC

Ventilation 3 fans
GPU clock 1632 MHz
GPU Boost 1835 MHz
I / O 3xDP; 1xHDMI; 1xDVI-D
Memory 8 GB
Power consumption 250 W
Recommended power supply 500 W

About the ZOTAC GTX 1070 AMP! Extremes

The best GTX 1070 and at the same time the one with the best cooling. The 1070 AMP! Extreme from ZOTAC has truly earned its name. Here you will find an extreme that is second to none. The three fans cool the card to a minimum, and the RGB lighting and gray coloring give you the freedom to adapt it to any build.

The good cooling performance is reflected in the size of the card, but not in the price.

Our assessment

If you’re looking for the coolest 1070, you’ve found it here. The AMP comes under load! Extreme on average 58 ° C. That is an absolute record and even depends on the Strix from ASUS. In terms of price, the card is also within a very fair range, so if you are looking for the hook, you will find it in the old saying “cheap to buy, expensive to maintain”: Unlike ordinary cards of the 1070 series, the AMP consumes! Extreme with 250 watts, a whopping 100 watts more than all the others listed here. Power savers should therefore think twice before pressing the order button.

Finally, as with the ASUS Strix, you should also pay attention to the size. Because here, too, 2.5 slots (the normal AMP only occupies 2) are taken from you, and the good piece’s size also weighs a lot. Unfortunately, ZOTAC did not include a so-called “support bracket” here. So you should order this under certain circumstances.

Pros
  • Best cooling performance on the market
  • Nice look
  • Very good gaming performance
Cons
  • Huge
  • high power consumption
  • No connections for additional external fans

EVGA GTX 1070 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0

Ventilation 2 fans
GPU clock 1607 MHz
GPU Boost 1797 MHz
I / O 3xDP; 1xHDMI; 1xDVI-D
Memory 8 GB
Power consumption 150 W
Recommended power supply 500 W

About the EVGA GTX 1070 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 – The Quietest GTX 1070

The 1070 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 from EVGA comes in a slightly more appealing design than the SC Gaming series. Metal accents well present the plastic body. The two fan design does not take up too much space, is whisper-quiet and can therefore also be used in smaller cases. Unfortunately, the cooling performance falls by the wayside.

Our assessment

If you plan to screw a compact PC together, you will be satisfied with FTW Gaming. The small design makes it one of the smallest 1070 cards, and you still get two coolers. Unfortunately, they don’t do too well at keeping the card cool.

It reached a full 75 ° C under load. This is cooler than the reference card from NVidia but much more than comparable cards from other retailers and board partners. In return, enthusiasts still have the opportunity to get a little more out of it because there is some room for overclocking without having to turn the volt switch.

Our tip: Register the card directly with EVGA after purchase. Because even if you invest a little more money here, EVGA is known for offering the best support.

Pros
  • Compact design
  • Larger fans than SC version
  • EVGA support known as one of the best (3-year guarantee)
Cons
  • Average cooling only
  • Louder than the super clocked version
  • Low OC potential at standard voltage

MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G

Ventilation 2 fans
GPU clock 1607 MHz
GPU Boost 1797 MHz
I / O 3xDP; 1xHDMI; 1xDVI-D
Memory 8 GB
Power consumption 150 W
Recommended power supply 500 W

MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G - Best GTX 1070 for Overclockers

Like every MSI card with its classic red color scheme, the 1070 Gaming X from MSI is a graphics unit that divides opinions. If you’re planning a build that will fit a red card, this will be a happy one. If not, then you will probably have to resort to other, more open designs.

The two fan design allows this card to be used in smaller cases as it does not take up too much space. You should only plan 2 slots in width.

Our assessment

We have seen many PC builds with a red MSI card installed, and they were all beautiful. We would have loved to have taken them with us. Most people at work have an eye for it and are a bit more used to throwing hardware together, according to optics. If you don’t know what you are doing, it can also quickly happen that MSI’s signal colors thwart your plans.

further drawback of the card is the high price. You will definitely find graphics cards on the market that sometimes charge 100 € less for the same performance. So here you really have to know that you want to have an MSI. Maybe you can shoot them a little cheaper in the sale. Then we can only advise you to do so. Plus, MSI’s GTX 1070 cards are best for happy overclocking. This one is one of the best if you plan to get a good beat out of it. Stable 2GHz should be possible with a little more volts.

Pros
  • small size fits into most cases
  • Good cooling
  • Best GTX 1070 for Overclockers
Cons
  • High price
  • Design not for everyone

ZOTAC GTX 1070 Mini

Ventilation 2 fans
GPU clock 1518 MHz
GPU Boost 1708 MHz
I / O 3xDP; 1xHDMI; 1xDVI-D
Memory 8 GB
Power consumption 150 W
Recommended power supply 500 W

ZOTAC GTX 1070 Mini - Best GTX 1070 for Mini-ITX cases

The 1070 series also gets a Mini from ZOTAC, and just like its 1070 Ti counterpart, you will find a card here that fits in almost every PC and still hits the speedometer properly. With a length of only 21cm, it is definitely one of the smallest 1070 cards.

Our assessment

The nickname Mini is not just a gimmick. It’s a program. Even a backplate was omitted. Whether that’s an advantage is probably up for debate. A lot of ballast was thrown overboard here to really be the smallest 1070 on the market. As with the 1070 Ti Mini, the so-called Freeze Tech is also used here. This means that if the card works with passive cooling in idle mode, the fans are switched off and brought to a standstill. This not only has the advantage that the card does not make any noise, but it also extends its lifespan, as no mechanical parts can wear out here.

With a little know-how, even enthusiasts get their money’s worth, because theoretically clocks of over 2GHz can be achieved if the card is given enough volts. And even then, the card continues to cool to almost 70 ° C under load. With the form factor, that’s a decent performance for which you hardly have to put money on the table. So price-performance is very important to the Mini!

Pros
  • Extremely small design
  • Low price
Cons
  • Fan Blades break easily