Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini Graphics Card Review
Zotac GTX 1070 Ti Mini – Pricing and Availability
The Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini is now available, along with the AMP Edition and AMP Extreme. The GTX 1070 Ti Mini currently comes with a retail price of $449.99. The pricing is similar with the GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition; meanwhile the AMP Extreme is priced a little bit higher. If you are interested in getting one, be sure to check out the links below for the latest pricing and availability. Prices do change from time to time.
For US: available at B&H here
For UK: available at Amazon UK here
Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini Review: Conclusion
As expected, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti’s performance in somewhere in the middle of the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. But it’s a bit leaning towards GTX 1080 performance on some game titles. On our overclocking results, we see that we do get benefit from overclocking it manually. And we see the GTX 1070 Ti performing on par with a stock GTX 1080. We don’t have an RX VEGA 56 on hand to compare it with, but I am more positive that the GTX 1070 Ti can compete with the RX Vega 56 very well in terms of performance. And it may outperform the RX Vega 56 in most game titles or scenarios; probably except for game titles that favors AMD graphics cards.
I don’t have any problems with the performance at all. It’s a solid product and performs well. The GTX 1070 Ti is a great solution for 1080p up to 1440p gaming resolution. You can game at 4K UHD with this graphics card, but you will have to sacrifice some graphics detail or quality, depending on how heavy the game is, just to maintain that 60 frames per second average or more.
I guess the real determining factor here is the price. The GTX 1070 Ti sits in between a GTX 1070 and GTX 1080; not only in terms of performance, but price as well. If you can get a GTX 1070 Ti for $449 (like this Mini version) or better yet at a (slightly) lower cost, then that’s not a problem at all. But if you’re getting a GTX 1070 Ti and the price is very near to a GTX 1080; better get the faster GTX 1080 instead. You’ll have more performance especially when overclocked, not to mention a faster GDDR5X memory as well.
Again, all GeForce GTX 1070 Ti in the market, regardless of brand, design or price comes with the same reference clock speeds. Aesthetics and cooling solution aside, comparing one GeForce GTX 1070 Ti to another at stock clock speeds doesn’t really make sense since performance is just the same. The difference would become noticeable once you overclock these cards.
With the Zotac GTX 1070 Ti Mini, despite its compact size, overclocking doesn’t seem to be a problem at all. Its cooler was able to handle and cool the GPU, even after I added 220MHz more on its core clock speed. Unfortunately, our unit suffered from coil whine noise. But that doesn’t mean most of the Mini variant suffers from coil whine noise as well.
Given the same clock speeds out of the box and the same prices compared to most GTX 1070 Ti in the market, why should you consider this graphics card? The Zotac GTX 1070 Ti Mini is primarily designed and built for small form factor users. This would fit easily inside a small chassis, unlike a standard length GTX 1070 Ti. And as of today, I don’t think there is another GTX 1070 Ti that features a small or compact body.
Overall, Zotac did a great job with this “Mini” graphics card. It performs well, can be overclocked further, and the cooler can handle the heat despite its small or compact size. If you are looking for a graphics card for your SFF build, or an upgrade from an old GPU; and if you are gaming at 1080p to 1440p; this Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini would be a great fit.