The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition Review

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Our Verdict & Award

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition is really beautiful, boasting the same faceted aluminium-framed shrouds of the higher-end GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition and the flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition.

No doubt, the GeForce GTX 1070 is not the gaming graphics card for the masses, which is what the GeForce GTX 1060 aims to be. It costs a whopping US$150 more than its GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition brother, after all.

But make no mistake – you get what you pay for.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition is, on average, about 40% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition. That makes it perfect for 1440p gaming, with average frame rates of 60 fps. It can deliver playable frame rates at the 4K resolution, but you should disable some image quality features for smoother gameplay. 4K gaming is really best handled by the GeForce GTX 1080.

The new NVIDIA Pascal microarchitecture, coupled with the 16 nm FinFET process technology, really helped NVIDIA deliver a significantly better graphics card.

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The GeForce GTX 1070 is, in most cases, about 3%-5% faster than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti in DirectX 11 games, and up to 15-18% faster in DirectX 12 games. This is astounding because the GeForce GTX 980 Ti is a much more expensive higher-end card in the previous generation line-up. And it draws a lot more power too.

What the GeForce GTX 1070 now delivers is GeForce GTX 980 Ti-class performance at a fraction of the cost, and power consumption. Believe it or not, it only has a TDP of 150 W and uses a single 8-pin power connector! Thanks to Kudos on that, NVIDIA!

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition is a guarantee of quality, with a great design. There is no doubt you are buying the best graphics card NVIDIA can produce. But if you don’t need a nice-looking graphics card, you can always opt for the regular GeForce GTX 1070, and save US$70.

For its amazing performance and value, we think it deserves nothing less than our Reviewer’s Choice Award. Congratulations, NVIDIA!


More GeForce GTX 1070 Information

For more information on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, or the NVIDIA Pascal architecture, please take a look at our previous articles :


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