AMD has been stepping up its game over the past few months, with the release of new Vega graphics cards and the Ryzen processor series. That’s not to say Nvidia has been sitting idly during this period.
One of the oldest graphics card makers in the business, Nvidia has released its latest GTX 1070 Ti, a compromise between the 1080 and the original 1070. Unlike the 1080, the 1070ti is going to be one of its more mainstream high-end cards due to its lower price point.
The GTX 1070 Ti comes with a base clock of 1607 MHz (vs. 1506 MHz on the 1070), with a boost of up to 1683 MHz. The amount of VRAM is set at 8 GB GDDR5, the same as the 1070, alongside 64 ROPs and 152 Texture Units.
The amount of CUDA cores has increased from just 1920 to 2432 on the newer version, while the total bandwidth supported stands at 256 GB/s. The transistor count stays at 7.2 billion.
The new GP104 based GPU appears to be an entirely new module than the rest of the series. The TDP of the card is rated at 180W, 30W more than the 1070.
As for display output, the new card comes with 3 DisplayPort 1.4, 1 HDMI 2.0b and 1 DVI port.
Good for GTX 970 Owners
The GTX 1070 Ti is more meaningful of an upgrade for those of you that own a GTX 970, with the new card offering twice as much performance as the 970. Its CUDA and SM counts have also come as close to the 1080 as possible.
Pricing and Availability
The graphics card is priced at $449, which is $50 more than the 1070 and around $100 lesser than the 1080. It also sits squarely between the AMD Vega 56 and Vega 64. It will be available early next month from November 2nd.
Availability in Pakistan is still a question mark. You can expect the 1070 Ti to cost north of Rs. 60,000 once it arrives here.