ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING: GTX 1070, Strix Style!

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.

Test Rig
“Quadzilla”
Case TypeDIYPC Open Test Bench
CPUIntel Core I7 6700K 4.0 – 4.2GHz
Motherboard[amazon text=ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme&asin= B016A44CU8
RAMKingston HyperX Savage 3000MHz DC (15 16 16 39)
CPU CoolerEKWB L360 (EK-Kit L360)
Hard Drives480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD (OS Drive)
OpticalLiteon DVD Burner
GPUASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
Case Fans1 x 180mm Mosfet / CPU / RAM cooling fan
1 x 120mm PCI-E Cooling Fan
Docking StationsNone
Testing PSUSilverStone 1500W ST-1500-GS
LegacyNone
MouseRazer DeathAdder Chroma
KeyboardRazer BlackWidow Chroma
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3 comments

  1. Why not pish the memory? This card benefits well from memory OC over 9ghz

  2. 1) I think its the GTX1080 that has Two power (8+6) connects, whist it is the GTX1070 that has the single 8-pin. Not the other way around (as the File image shows).

    2) It seems that the only thing that makes these faster is the clock speeds due to the smaller (16nm) FinFet stranding; because the 1070 has less Stream processors, less Rasterisers, less Tesselation units and less texture units than the stock GTX980 and it also has less Transistors than the 980ti…. So it should be cheaper….

    3) Is it really worth the update from a gtx980, if it just cooks quicker?

    I`m concerned, the 1070 held back…. and a Ti version will be released with as many, or more:- Stream processors, Rasterisers, Tesselation Units, and Texture Units than the 980Ti.

    Hope so…
    Darn it… that means I will wait a month or two longer…. Misfiring head.

  3. I have only ever seen ONE 8-Pin power connect on the Asus GTX1070 Strix… and yet many sites report it has Two, as this site claims.

    The photos only show One… so, which is it? Is there a `Hidden (secretive) 2nd Power connect`?

    Funnily enough, this site also claims the GTX1080 Strix has only ONE 8-pin power connect…. So, it seems the faulty Graph is being shared internationally, without any check or edit.

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