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GeForce GTX 1070 Compared – Asus, EVGA, Zotac, MSI, Gigabyte and More

The new GeForce GTX 1070 could possibly be one of the most successful or popular graphics card released this year. It’s the successor of the popular GTX 970, however the GTX 1070 could be considered as a high end graphics card since its performance is already on par or even faster than the GTX 980ti and TITAN X. NVIDIA announced that its Founders Edition would retail for $449, while the non-reference cards will retail for $379. Unfortunately, at this point in time, it seems that prices are higher than expected. I have listed below all or most of the known GeForce GTX 1070 released on the market. The list will help you compare the different specs (specially the clock speeds) and find out which is the fastest or best GeForce GTX 1070 around. Admittedly, this list may not be complete as it lacks actual benchmark scores. I may be able to add more data soon once these cards get reviewed. Anyway, go ahead and check them below.

UPDATE: The newer and faster GeForce RTX 2070 graphics cards are now available. Check out our RTX 2070 Comparison here.
GeForce GTX 1070 Compared - Asus, EVGA, Zotac, MSI, Gigabyte and More

GeForce GTX 1070 Specifications Comparison

I will not be including the common specs of all the GeForce GTX 1070 on the table below. Usually these GTX 1070 variants from Asus, MSI, EVGA, Zotac, Gigabyte and other companies come with varying clock speeds; obviously the cooler shroud and design are different from one another; and some GTX 1070s may come with special features not present on other variants of GTX 1070. Some of these special features are dual BIOS, RGB lighting, special fan headers, fan control and more.

The GeForce GTX 1070 is based on the new 16nm FinFET process and features NVIDIA’s new Pascal architecture. It’s faster and significantly more power efficient compared to the previous Maxwell architecture. The GTX 1070 is also a trimmed down version of the GTX 1080; the die is the same with the GTX 1080 but with some cores disabled; and uses GDDR5 instead of GDDR5X.

The GeForce GTX 1070 has 1920 CUDA cores, 8GB of GDDR5 memory with 256 GB/s memory bandwidth and 256-bit of memory interface. It comes with output connectors such as DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, and Dual-Link-DVI; supports multi-monitor display and HDCP 2.2. They also require at least a 500W power supply and a single 8-pin PCI power connector. However some GTX 1070 requires a 6+8 pin (or even an 8+8 pin), and power draw varies from one model to another.

All GTX 1070 graphics cards also features NVIDIA’s latest technology: Multi-projection, VR Ready, NVIDIA Ansel, NVIDIA SLI supporting SLI High Bandwidth Bridge, G-Sync, GameStream, GPU Boost 3.0, DirectX 12 API with level 12_1, Vulkan API, OpenGL 4.5, and PCIe 3.0.

The GeForce GTX 1070 may be an overkill for 1080p gaming, but it’s definitely a sweet spot for 1440p gaming resolution. It can also handle games at 2160p (4K resolution), but you may want to adjust the graphics settings and lower them to achieve smoother and more frames per second.

Listed below are the different GeForce GTX 1070s available on the market. Initially the list is sorted according to the graphics card’s name, but you can sort it according to clock speeds (and etc).

Also, there are some GTX 1070 that comes with two clock speed modes. Like from Asus and MSI, they have a so-called gaming mode and OC mode. I will place the gaming mode first followed by the OC mode inside a parenthesis, since the gaming mode is usually their default setting and the speed you get right out of the box.

GeForce GTX 1070 Specs Compared

PhotoModelBase Clock (MHz)Boost Clock (MHz)Memory Clock (MHz)Cooler TypePower ConnectorsLengthWidthAvaila-
bility
asus-gtx-1070-dual-8gAsus GTX 1070 Dual 8G1506 (1531)1683 (1721)8008Dual Fan1x 8-pin9.53"2-slotB&H
eBay.com
Amazon UK
asus-gtx-1070-dual-oc-8gAsus GTX 1070 Dual OC 8G1582 (1607)1771 (1797)8008Dual Fan1x 8-pin9.45"2-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK
asus-strix-gtx-1070-gamingAsus Strix GTX 1070 Gaming1506 (1531)1683 (1721)8008DirectCU III triple fan1x 8-pin11.73"2-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK
ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMINGAsus Strix GTX 1070 OC Gaming1632 (1657)1835 (1860)8000DirectCU III triple fan1x 8-pin11.73"2-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK
ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 TurboASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Turbo1506 1683 8000Blower Type1x 8-pin10.5"2-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK
EVGA GTX 1070 ACX 3.0EVGA GTX 1070 ACX 3.0150616838008ACX 3.01x 8-pin10.5"2-slot
evga-geforce-gtx-1070-gaming-acx-3-0-black-editionEVGA GTX 1070 Gaming ACX 3.0 Black Ed150616838008ACX 3.01x 8-pin10.5"2-slotAmazon.com
evga-geforce-gtx-1070-sc-gaming-acx-3-0-black-editionEVGA GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Black Ed159417848008ACX 3.01x 8-pin10.5"2-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK
evga-geforce-gtx-1070-ftw-dt-gaming-acx-3-0EVGA GTX 1070 FTW DT Gaming ACX 3.0150616838008ACX 3.02x 8-pin10.5"2-slotAmazon.com
EVGA GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0EVGA GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0160717978008ACX 3.02x 8-pin10.5"2-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK
EVGA GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0EVGA GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0159417848008ACX 3.01x 8-pin10.5"2-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK
evga-geforce-gtx-1070-ftw-hybrid-gamingEVGA GTX 1070 FTW HYBRID GAMING160717978008Hybrid AIO Liquid2x 8-pin10.5"2-slotAmazon.com
Gainward GTX 1070 PhoenixGainward GTX 1070 Phoenix150616838000Phoenix dual fan1x 8-pin11.22"2.5-slotAmazon UK
eBay.com
Gainward GTX 1070 Phoenix GLHGainward GTX 1070 Phoenix GLH167018738500Phoenix dual fan1x 8-pin11.22"2.5-slotAmazon UK
Gainward GTX 1070 Phoenix GSGainward GTX 1070 Phoenix GS163218358000Phoenix dual fan1x 8-pin11.22"2.5-slotAmazon UK
eBay.com
galax-gtx-1070-exGalax GTX 1070 EX151817088000Dual fan with LED6-pin + 8-pin11.65"2-slot
Galax GTX 1070 EXOCGalax GTX 1070 EXOC159417848000Dual fan with LED6-pin + 8-pin???2-slotAmazon UK
galax-gtx-1070-exoc-snpr-blackGalax GTX 1070 EXOC-SNPR Black159417848000Dual fan6-pin + 8-pin14.61"2-slot
galax-gtx-1070-exoc-snpr-whiteGalax GTX 1070 EXOC-SNPR White159417848000Dual fan with LED6-pin + 8-pin14.61"2-slot
galax-gtx-1070-hofGalax GTX 1070 HOF162018228000TriMax Cooler2x 8-pin13"2.5-sloteBay.com
galax-gtx-1070-hof-limited-editionGalax GTX 1070 HOF Limited Edition165718608000TriMax Cooler6-pin + 8-pin13"2.5-slot
Galax GTX 1070 Virtual EditionGalax GTX 1070 Virtual Edition150616838000Blower type1x 8-pin???2-slotAmazon UK
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 GamingGigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming1594 (1620)1784 (1822)8008Windforce 3X1x 8-pin11.26"2-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK
Gigabyte GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OCGigabyte GTX 1070 Windforce OC 1556 (1582)1746 (1771)8008Windforce 1x 8-pin11.22"2-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK
gigabyte-gtx-1070-mini-itx-oc-gv-n1070ixoc-8gdGigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC(1531 (1556)1721 (1746)8008Single Fan1x 8-pin6.6"2-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK
gigabyte-gtx-1070-xtreme-gv-n1070xtreme-8gdGigabyte GTX 1070 Xtreme1670 (1695)1873 (1898)8168 (8316)Windforce 3X6-pin + 8-pin11.3"2.5-sloteBay.com
Inno3D GTX 1070 TWIN X2Inno3D GTX 1070 TWIN X2150616838000HerculeZ1x 8-pin10.47"2-slotAmazon UK
eBay.com
iChill GeForce GTX 1070 X3Inno3D iChill GTX 1070 X3 Edition162018228200iChiLL X3 APCS (3 fans)6-pin + 8-pin11.90"2.5-slotAmazon UK
eBay.com
Inno3D iChill GTX 1070 X4 EditionInno3D iChill GTX 1070 X4 Edition162018228200iChiLL X4 APCS (3+1 fans)6-pin + 8-pin11.90"2.5-slotAmazon UK
eBay.com
MSI GTX 1070 Aero 8GMSI GTX 1070 Aero 8G150616838008Aero (blower type)1x 8-pin10.59"2-sloteBay.com
MSI GTX 1070 Aero 8G OCMSI GTX 1070 Aero 8G OC153117218008Aero (blower type)1x 8-pin10.59"2-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK
MSI GTX 1070 Armor 8GMSI GTX 1070 Armor 8G150616838008Armor dual fan1x 8-pin10.98"2-sloteBay.com
MSI GTX 1070 Armor 8G OCMSI GTX 1070 Armor 8G OC155617468008Armor dual fan1x 8-pin10.98"2-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING 8GMSI GTX 1070 GAMING 8G1518 (1531)1708 (1721)8008Twin Frozr VI6-pin + 8-pin10.98"2-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK
MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8GMSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G1582 (1607)1771 (1797)8108Twin Frozr VI6-pin + 8-pin10.98"2-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING Z 8GMSI GTX 1070 GAMING Z 8G1632 (1657)1835 (1860)8108Twin Frozr VI6-pin + 8-pin10.98"2-slotAmazon UK
eBay.com
msi-gtx-1070-quick-silverMSI GTX 1070 Quick Silver1518 (1531)1708 (1721)8008TWIN FROZR VI6-pin + 8-pin10.98"2-slot
msi-gtx-1070-quick-silver-ocMSI GTX 1070 Quick Silver OC1582 (1607)1771 (1797)8008 (8108)TWIN FROZR VI6-pin + 8-pin10.98"2-slot
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 SEA HAWKMSI GTX 1070 SEA HAWK1518 (1531)1708 (1721)8008Corsair AIO Liquid1x 8-pin10.63"2-sloteBay.com
MSI GTX 1070 Sea Hawk XMSI GTX 1070 Sea Hawk X1582 (1607)1771 (1797)8108Corsair AIO Liquid1x 8-pin10.63"2-slotAmazon UK
eBay.com
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 SEA HAWK EK XMSI GTX 1070 SEA HAWK EK X1582 (1607)1771 (1797)8010 (8108)EK Waterblock6-pin + 8-pin10.98"2-sloteBay.com
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders EditionNVIDIA GTX 1070 Founders Edition150616838000Blower Type1x 8-pin10.5"2-slotAmazon UK
eBay.com
Palit GTX 1070 GameRockPalit GTX 1070 GameRock155617468000GameRock dual fan1x 8-pin11.22"2.5-slotAmazon UK
eBay.com
Palit GTX 1070 GameRock PremiumPalit GTX 1070 GameRock Premium167018738500GameRock dual fan1x 8-pin11.22"2.5-sloteBay.com
Palit GTX 1070 JetStreamPalit GTX 1070 JetStream150616838000JetStream dual fan1x 8-pin11.22"2.5-slotAmazon UK
eBay.com
Palit GTX 1070 Super JetStreamPalit GTX 1070 Super JetStream163218358000JetStream dual fan1x 8-pin11.22"2.5-slotAmazon UK
eBay.com
pny-gtx-1070-xlr8-oc-gamingPNY GTX 1070 XLR8 OC Gaming160717978000Triple fan1x 8-pin11.80"2-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK
Zotac GTX 1070 AMPZotac GTX 1070 AMP160717978000Icestorm dual fan2x 8-pin11.81"2-slotB&H
Amazon UK
eBay.com
Zotac GTX 1070 AMP ExtremeZotac GTX 1070 AMP Extreme163218358208Icestorm triple fan2x 8-pin12.80"2.5-slotAmazon.com
Amazon UK

Note: If there’s a GTX 1070 not included in the comparison list above, hit the comment section below and we’ll add it.

Okay, based on the GTX 1070 comparison table above, the GTX 1070 with the highest clock speed right out of the box are the Palit GTX 1070 GameRock Premium and Gainward GTX 1070 Phoenix GLH (“Goes Like Hell”). Both cards are followed by the Zotac GTX 1070 AMP Extreme, however note that the Asus STRIX GTX 1070 has a higher clock speed when OC mode is enabled. We are just talking about presets here and not manual overclock. Manual OC is a different story and would depend on many factors.

My question now is does a GTX 1070 non-reference graphics card need a 6+8-pin or even 2x 8-pin power connector? Wouldn’t it be too much? Or does it mean that these cards have better overclocking potential compared to graphics card with only a single 8-pin power connector? Probably yes, probably no. We haven’t tested yet.

Update: Well, most of the GTX 1070 cards have similar performance in real world, and overclocks just the same. Some have a really high clock speeds out of the box, but that doesn’t translate into a “significant” performance difference between a GTX 1070 with a reference clock speeds. When it comes to overclocking, even the GTX 1070 Founders Edition with a single 8-pin power connector can achieve 2GHz+ overclock with GPU Boost 3.0. However, some graphics card may require additional power due to its cosmetics (LEDs, additional fans etc). My tip is, get the GTX 1070 based on price, aesthetics, warranty or aftermarket support and according to your preference. You also have to consider the chassis or case that you are using and the internal cooling it has. Probably your chassis is (too) small for this X model of GTX 1070, or you may want to consider a blower type if your chassis doesn’t have a good air flow/ventilation. Don’t worry about the performance because they perform similarly. By the way, here’s our review of the Zotac GTX 1070 AMP Extreme, the biggest GTX 1070 with a badass cooler. Not for everyone though.

So, are you planning to buy a GTX 1070 when it arrives at your local stores? Or going for GTX 1080/1080 Ti instead? Perhaps you’re waiting for AMD’s RX 480 and Vega 10?

Also, check out our GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics Cards Compared in case you want something more budget friendly for 1080p gaming. For those who demands the fastest, check out our GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Compared and GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card Compared here.

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Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

25 COMMENTS

  1. The prices you list at the beginning of the article are for the 1080, but thank you for the great chart! The 1070 is $389 and $449 for the AIB and FE cards respectively.

    • Whoops! Thank you for that! haha Prices are updated now. It’s $379 for custom cards and $449 for the Founders Edition based on NVIDIA’s announcement.

    • What OC card are you referring to? So far Inno3d only listed GTX 1070 X3, X4 and Twin X2 on their site. There are new GTX 1070s being released, for example MSI’s GTX 1070 Gaming Z that I haven’t included yet. But haven’t heard Inno3d released a new model other than those three.

    • Some cards, like from Asus, MSI and Gigabyte, have three speed settings. The “silent mode” with lower clock speeds (I didn’t include it above), the stock speed the speed you get right out the box, and the “OC mode” the ones that are in the parenthesis. The OC mode and the silent mode can only be activate or enabled if you download their respective app and enable or select which mode you like to run your card. In short, OC mode are like presets for higher clock speeds which you can only enable if you download their app. You can also achieve higher clock speed if you know how to overclock the card manually.

      This became an issue actually, because samples being sent to reviewers have higher clock speeds out of the box, or they were set to their OC mode initially. However, retail cards have default settings right out of the box instead. Thus some people viewed this as a gimmick.

  2. Sorry, I don’t have full data regarding their respective warranty.
    I think EVGA has already addressed the “burning” issue with their graphics card as well. I really like their FTW, good thing I didn’t get one immediately before the news regarding the cards burning up surfaced. Still, overall I think graphics cards are EVGA’s forte.

    Yes you are correct. Depending on the games a user plays, it may or may not be an overkill. If a user play games like DOTA on a 1080p monitor or other not-so-graphics-intensive games, yes it’s somewhat overkill. However, if the user is playing graphics intensive games like Deus Ex MD, or Witcher III, Crysis 3, the 1070 is just capable. But if the user is using 120Hz or 144Hz 1080p monitors, you definitely need faster cards to enjoy that high refresh rate.

  3. Thanks so much for this list. Can you add the model/sku numbers? It’s really difficult to find the right cards that are listed here and be sure that it’s the same card. Looking for the matching speed in the details proves to be difficult.

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