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

Final Thoughts & Conclusion

We had heard a lot of hype about Pascal previous to launch and pre-launch rumors are usually inflated, but not in this case TheAward_Gold 16nm TSMC process allowed for 7.2 Billion transistors on a smaller 314mm2 die improving power consumption and efficiency. Then you stick 8GB of GDDR5 on the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 8GB and you have a great performing video card. If the GTX 1080 is king of gaming at the moment the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 8GB is certainly the Prince. Add in the ROG Strix Direct CU III cooling solution with 3 over sized Wing Tip fans and you have incredible gaming at a few hundred dollars less than the GTX 1080 making the 1070 series more financially attractive.

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There’s really nothing we don’t like about the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 8GB, great cooling solution, 1860 MHz boost clock, Direct CU III cooling, Wing Tip fans, Pascal GP104-400-A1 core and the ROG stamp of approval. The Auto extreme manufacturing process allows Asus to produce machine-made video cards without human interference eliminating random errors in manufacturing and consuming 50% of the power during the manufacturing process.

ASUS has a winner in the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 8GB and at the MSRP of $448 we are seeing artificially inflated prices due to demand outstripping supply. If you think about it demand out stripping supply is a pretty good indicator to abandon the wallet and make the investment in a ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 8GB or ASUS 1080. Flying off the shelves goes beyond cold dry testing and tells you that the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 8GB is highly desirable and widely accepted as an outstanding product.

ProsCons
  • Sheer Power
  • Direct CU III Cooling
  • GDDR5 at a 8000MHz effective)
  • 7.2 Billion Transistors On A 314mm2 Die
  • 16nm FinFet Process
  • Overclocking Ease
  • RGB
  • Auto Extreme Manufacturing
  • More Wallet Friendly Than GTX 1080
  • Size Impedes Using Smaller Cases

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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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