Testing Rig & Setup
For the test platform we went with the Intel 6700K on the ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme with Kingston HyperX Savage running at 3000MHz CL 15. We are running a EKWB Triple Radiator cooling solution on the CPU to make sure we don’t get any thermal throttling on the CPU. The operating system is Windows 10 with updates disabled. We make three runs at each test then average those three runs and report the results here. If we hit a run that we consider to be too far away from the norm, we dismiss that result and run a fourth test. While the 6700K is imminently overclockable, we are running tests at 4.5 GHz and a triple radiator to keep it from throttling. Once you reach the kinds of speed the 6700K generates, overclocking is an afterthought and an afterthought that really isn’t needed. Since the enthusiast community generally OC’s we went ahead and ran testing on all the cards with the same OC. We want to see Pascal and the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 8GB perform as intended, and with our extreme cooling solution it’s easy to surpass speeds attainable by some readers.
As with all new generations of video card releases, we went back and retested the GPUs, looking for driver and game enhancements to frame rates. All the GPUs were newly tested with the appropriate drivers.
|Optical||Liteon DVD Burner|
|GPU||ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 8GB|
|Case Fans||1 x 180mm Mosfet / CPU / RAM cooling fan
1 x 120mm PCI-E Cooling Fan
|Any Attempt Copy This System Configuration May Lead to Bankruptcy|