Equipped with 5% fewer CUDA cores than the GTX 1080 and the same GDDR5 memory as the Vanilla GTX 1070, it is not so easy to assess the performance of the new GTX 1070 Ti from Nvidia.
We know that it has 2432 cores (27% more than the 1070) and 8 Gbps throughput thanks to its 256-bit memory bus, and a base clock frequency that matches the GTX 1080 at 1607 MHz (7% higher than a standard 1070). .
With this information, we can assume that it is close to the GTX 1080 in less memory-intensive scenarios, and closer to the 1070 when memory throughput is more critical, although we are curious to see how overclocking affects reputation.
It is also noteworthy that Nvidia has, at least for the time being, tied the hands of the board partners. While companies like MSI can make factory overclocked GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 models, they can't do that with the GTX 1070 Ti. Instead, it's up to you to extract that extra power.
We're hoping for big wins overclocking the GTX 1070 Ti, though I suspect the MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gaming doesn't look particularly impressive compared to the Gaming X variants of the 1070 and 1080.
For example, the GTX 1070 Gaming X comes with a 5% overclocking from the factory, which helps to reduce the massive core deficit.
Without wasting time … let's see how the new MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gaming behaves compared to the 1070 and 1080 Gaming X models as well as the AMD Radeon RX Vega series.
Benchmarks: gaming performance
Our Battlefield 1 results should show us how well the MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gaming works right away. At 1440p, it was good with the ultra-quality preset for an average of 93 fps, which meant it was 12% faster than the GTX 1070 and 11% slower than the GTX 1080, pretty good in the middle and as luck would have it that places it next to the air-cooled RX Vega graphics cards – doubt that this is a coincidence.
Testing with Mass Effect: Andromeda We noticed that this time the GTX 1070 Ti is 9% faster than the factory overclocked GTX 1070 Gaming X, but 11% slower than the 1080 model. Nevertheless, the air-cooled Vega 64 graphics card achieved an average of 61 fps.
Before overclocking, I've got some results from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and here the 1070 Ti was only 6% faster than the Gaming X 1070. It was also 12% slower than the GTX 1080, so we may find that overclocking the memory to a result makes a big difference here. AMD is doing well in this title and therefore the GTX 1070 Ti cannot quite catch the Vega 56 graphics card.
In the further course we have the current performance data and here we can see that MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gaming consumes the same performance as the GTX 1080 Gaming X, which is really only slightly more than the GTX 1070 Gaming X. So there is certainly nothing unexpected about these results and it means that the 1070 Ti reduced system consumption by 8% compared to the Vega 56.
When it comes to temperatures, the MSI Twin Frozer 6 cooler keeps things cool and quiet. When the GPU temperatures are below 60 degrees, the Torx 2.0 fans don't even spin. The card reached a maximum of 64 degrees under load and ran practically noiselessly – it was undoubtedly quieter than the already quiet case fans. So this should indicate a decent overclocking margin …