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 The 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.
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.