Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini Graphics Card Review
Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini – Test Setup
In testing and benchmarking the Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini, our test system is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor, overclocked to 4GHz. The CPU is installed on an Aorus X370 Gaming 5 motherboard. Below are the rest of the system specifications:
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Motherboard: Aorus X370 Gaming 5
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4GHz
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Pacific RL360 LCS with Pacific W4 RGB CPU Block.
Memory: Galax Hall-Of-Fame DDR4-3600MHz 16GB
Graphics card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini
Storage Drives: Patriot HellFire M.2 NVMe SSD, WD Blue SSD
Power Supply: Seasonic 850W Prime Titanium
Chassis: Thermaltake Core P5
When I tested the graphics card, I was using the GeForce driver version 388.13 for Windows 10 64bit. All games are tested in three resolutions, namely: 1920×1080 or full HD, 2560×1440 or WQHD and 3840×2160 or 4K ultra HD. The benchmark tools we used are from 3DMark and Unigine 2. We also used the following games to test the graphics card: Battlefield 1, Crysis 3, Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Doom 2016, Dragon Age Inquisition, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Middle Earth: Shadow of War, The Witcher III and Titanfall 2.
Zotac GTX 1070 Ti Mini – Noise and Temperature
The Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini doesn’t feature a fan stop technology. So even at idle, the fans keep running but on a low speed. As you can see below, idle temps play around 37° degrees Celsius with a fan speed of 37% (auto). At these speeds, the fans are inaudible at all.
While I was testing the GTX 1070 Ti Mini, I noticed that the fans don’t run faster than 70%. Even when I overclocked the graphics card (adding 220MHz more), the fan speed was at around 65% and the temperature plays at around 76° degrees Celsius. If you’re living on a colder region, I’m sure you’ll get better and lower temperature.
Fans became a little bit audible at around 65% percent, but still generally silent. Only when you crank up the fan speed to 75% and the fans starts to become audible, but not obnoxiously loud. Unfortunately, the unit that we got somehow suffers from coil whine specially when we overclocked it and pushed it to its limit. The previous Zotac graphics cards we had didn’t have any coil whine issues. I guess coil whine is still a hit or miss with the GTX 10 series graphics cards.
Let’s proceed to the next page and see the numbers that we got with the Zotac GTX 1070 Ti Mini.
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