The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Up Close, Thermal Output & Noise Level
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Up Close
Let’s take a quick close-up look at the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition graphics card (Price Check), and its faceted die-cast aluminium cooler.
Here are close-up pictures of the various aspects of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition graphics card (Price Check).
Like the GeForce GTX 1070, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti comes with a dual-linked DVI port, in addition to the usual suspects – three DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI 2.0b ports.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Price Check) has a TDP of 180 W, and requires a single 8-pin PCI Express power cable. It also supports the SLI HB (High Bandwidth) bridge for two-way SLI pairing.
Founder’s Edition Advantage
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition (Price Check) was designed to be the ultimate expression of NVIDIA’s gaming vision. Hence, they crafted it with premium materials and components, including a faceted die-cast aluminium-framed shroud for strength, rigidity and looks.
Aesthetics aside, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition comes with an improved cooler built around a radial fan and an improved aluminium heatsink. The new heatsink features vapour chamber cooling and has 2x the surface area.
It also boasts a 7-phase power design with 14 high-efficiency dual FETs for both GPU and memory power supplies. Coupled with a low-impedance power delivery network and custom voltage regulators, they deliver better power efficiency and overclocking headroom.
The Thermal Output
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Price Check) uses the NVIDIA GP104 GPU, which is fabricated on the 16 nm FinFET process. Thanks to the more efficient FinFET process, and the power-efficient Pascal architecture, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti has a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of just 180 W.
We recorded the peak exhaust temperature of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition, and compared it to the Radeon RX Vega 64 (Price Check) and Vega 56 (Price Check) graphics cards, as well as the older GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060 and Radeon RX 580 graphics cards.
Note that these are not the recorded temperatures, but how much hotter the exhaust air is above ambient temperature.
The Noise Level
Of course, the lower exhaust temperature might be due to a more powerful, and therefore, noisier, fan. Let’s see how noisy the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition fan really is…
In the video above, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition (Price Check) was recorded while it was running the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark. At the very beginning, you can hear it spool up as the benchmark begins.
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