MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8G Graphics Card Review
MSI GTX 1070 Ti Titanium – Pricing and Availability
The MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8G is now available, together with other variants like the GAMING, DUKE and AERO. The Titanium and GAMING variants comes with a retail price of $489.99; while the DUKE and Aero are currently priced at $469.99 and $449.99 respectively. In comparison, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition comes with a retail price of $449. 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 or Newegg here.
For UK: visit Amazon UK here
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8G Review: Conclusion
You have seen the results and as expected, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti sits in between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. Not halfway though, as the performance is near GTX 1080. This is needed since the RX Vega 56 sits in between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080; and NVIDIA has no card (before) to counter that performance/price range.
When I overclocked the MSI GTX 1070 Ti Titanium, it was able to perform on par with the Zotac GTX 1080 Mini; take note that the GTX 1080 comes with a slightly higher clock speeds compared to the GTX 1080 FE. We don’t have an RX Vega 56 on hand but I’m pretty sure the GTX 1070 Ti is able to compete with the RX Vega 56 without breaking a sweat, since it was able to perform close to the GTX 1080 and RX Vega 64 on some game titles. In general, the GTX 1070 Ti is a great solution for 1080p up to 1440p gaming resolutions. I don’t really recommend it for 2160p 4K UHD, unless you are willing to sacrifice graphics quality.
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 overclocked these cards. A GTX 1070 Ti with a reference blower type design or “weak” cooling solution may not be able to overclock as high as a GTX 1070 Ti with a good cooling solution, like this MSI GTX 1070 Ti Titanium (or the GAMING) variant. In most cases, they would only throttle due to heat and clock speeds would go back to stock frequencies.
If you are comfortable with overclocking your graphics card, I recommend that you consider a GTX 1070 Ti that has a good cooling solution like this Titanium or the GAMING. The TWIN FROZR VI and TORX Fan 2.0 performs really good and silent. However, the problem with higher end variants is the price. Stock or reference GTX 1070 Ti alone is just $50 away from the $500 price range. And from there, it’s already the realm of the GTX 1080s. If you can get a GTX 1070 Ti at around $450 (or hopefully when price drops at $400), that would be a good deal. However, if it’s already around $500++, better get a GTX 1080 instead. Performance with this graphics card is spot on, as expected from a Pascal GPU. And I think the only deciding factor that really needs your attention is the price; followed by cooling performance and probably aesthetics (and RGB) for some.
Going back to the MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8G, I’m quite impressed with this graphics card, specially its noise and cooling capability. The graphics card overclocks well too and without any coil whine issue. It is a bit wider though, but it is still a two-slot graphics card. This is a great alternative if ever you are tired of the black and red color scheme (their GAMING variant). I don’t have any issue(s) with this graphics card, and if ever I have to nitpick about something, that would be the uneven lighting on the front cooler shroud. I’m referring to the stripes surrounding the second fan. The spread of the light is uneven and it’s a little bit dim too. Not really a deal breaker, but I hope MSI can improve or refine things like this on their future graphics cards.
Finally, if you are looking for an upgrade and if you are gaming at 1080p to 1440p, the MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Titanium would be a great solution; specially if you are coming from an older or slower graphics card like the GTX 1060 and down, or GTX 980 and down or older.