The first benchmarks have leaked for Nvidia’s imminent GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card, and it’s just about level with AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56. The benchmarks themselves have been performed using 3DMark, running through both DirectX 12 and 4K performance tests for the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti.
For the benchmarks the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is running with a clock speed of 1866MHz, versus the 1683MHz boost clock found on a stock Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070.
In the first 3DMark Time Spy DX12 benchmark, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti manages an overall graphics score of 6777 points. A stock-clocked GTX 1070 can expect to bring in around 5700 in the same test, while the Radeon RX Vega 56 pulls in an almost identical 6601. That still puts the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti somewhat short of the 7600 achievable by the GeForce GTX 1080, sitting bang in the middle of its two siblings.
Meanwhile, in the FireStrike Extreme 4K test, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti pulls in a score of 9449. Pretty high, but falling a percentage point short of the 9949 achieved by the Radeon RX Vega 56 in the same test. It could be argued it’s still a little early to judge these numbers, but we’re only a week out from the GTX 1070 Ti’s October 26th launch so we’re not expecting any drastic changes between now and then.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU GP104 GP104 GP104 GP102 Process Node 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET Transistor Count 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 12 Billion CUDA Cores 2048 CUDA Cores 2432 CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA Cores 3584 VRAM 8 GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5X 11GB GDDR5X Memory Interface 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 352-bit bus TDP 150W 180W 180W 250W Power Connector Single 8-Pin Single 8-Pin Single 8-Pin 8+6 pin Release Date 10th June 2016 26th October 2017 27th May 2016 10th March 2017 Price $349 $429 $499 $699
Ultimately the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti looks as if it splits the difference between the GeForce GTX 1070 and the GeForce GTX 1080, both in terms of price and performance. It’s only real function on the market is to offer a competitive alternative to the Radeon RX Vega 56. At an estimated $429 it sounds like a pretty solid buy, but there’s the looming spectre of next-gen Volta GPUs right around the corner. Everything about the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is just screaming stop-gap.