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The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8G Revealed!

The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8G Revealed!

October 26, 2017 – GIGABYTE today announced the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8G, an enthusiast-class graphics card that combines the power of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GPU with the renowned WINDFORCE 3X cooling, RGB illumination, and top-notch reliability.

Paired with 8GB of 256-bit GDDR5 memory, the card is ideal for gaming fanatics looking for serious graphics power to tackle today’s most challenging, graphics-intensive games and VR without breaking a sweat.

 

The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8G

The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8G (Price Check) boasts the WINDFORCE 3X, a triple-fan cooling system incorporating 2 composite copper heat-pipes with direct touch to the GPU core. It also utilizes a large metal base plate and thermal pads across critical heat-generating components for a total cooling solution.

Together with the special fin architecture and the unique blade fans, the card delivers massive cooling capacity to achieve optimal performance at a lower temperature. The semi-passive cooling fans allow gamers to enjoy light gaming in complete silence. The Fan Stop LED indicator provides a user-friendly, instant display of the fan status.

Aesthetics-wise, the angular shroud design is complemented by orange accents for the gaming vibe. The metal back plate offers rigidity and protection to the structure, while adding a sleek, clean look to the GTX 1070 Ti Gaming.

The card is further styled up with the RGB illuminated logo powered by RGB Fusion. With virtually unlimited customizable color options and numerous lighting effects, users could enjoy maximum freedom to choose the right scheme for their gaming rigs via the AORUS Graphics Engine utility software.

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The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8G (Price Check) is beefed up with 6+2 power phases to provide better stability with a more efficient power distribution. The use of the highest-grade chokes and capacitors reinforces the reliability of the card for a longer, durable system lifespan.

With the AORUS Graphics Engine, users will be able to adjust and monitor clock speeds, voltage, fan performance, and power target through the intuitive interface to meet their various gaming requirements. Users can further get an instant performance boost with the one-click overclock function.

Read our earlier coverage on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti!

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BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1070 Announced

Taiwan, 5 September 2016BIOSTAR is proud to announce its latest graphics card for gamers and VR enthusiasts, the BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1070. Designed to offer an excellent balance of performance and price, consumers can now experience the latest generation of PC game titles and virtual reality experiences with the GeForce GTX 1070.

BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1070

The BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1070 features the Pascal-based, high-efficiency GP104 GPU with a total of 1920 CUDA cores capable of running with a Boost core clock of 1683 MHz and base core clock of 1506 MHz. With GPU Boost 3.0, the BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1070 can run up to and above 1683 MHz and features 8 GB of GDDR5 video memory wired to a wide 256-bit bus interface.

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The BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1070 offers the best balance of performance in price for high-end gaming applications. It allows gamers to enjoy this year’s best gaming title as well as incoming ones with stunning details together smooth performance and visual fidelity. Virtual reality applications are now more accessible with the BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1070 and its capability to support virtual reality experiences with compatible headset with over three times the performance its last-generation counter-part and an overall 1.4x performance increase over last-gen in games performance.

The card features NVIDIA’s gamer-inspired cooler that keeps the BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card running at optimal temperatures while keeping it whisper quiet for maximum immersion in your games. The GeForce GTX 1070 has a rated TDP of only 150W while still delivering three times the performance of last-generation graphics cards.

NVIDIA leverages new technologies for this generation of graphics card and allows players to fully immerse themselves while providing higher performance for existing games and serving as a launch pad for new ones. Technology like Simultaneous Multi-Projection, ANSEL and Fast Sync allow gamers to fully maximize their gaming experience but also enjoy a whole new level of realism with VR.

 

BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1070 Pricing

The BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1070 will have an MSRP of USD449.99

 

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The First GeForce GTX 10-Series Gaming Laptops Revealed

After NVIDIA officially launched the GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs for Notebooks, we were given the opportunity to check out the first GeForce GTX 10- Series gaming laptops for ourselves. They all boast a 40% improvement in performance, and why not? After all, the GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs are using the desktop-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs!

So, join us as we take you on a quick tour of the first GeForce GTX 10-Series gaming laptops from Acer, Aftershock, AORUS, ASUS, HP and MSI!

 

The Acer Predator 15 Gaming Laptop

The Acer Predator 15 and Predator 17 gaming laptops have just been refreshed with the GeForce GTX 1060 and 1070 GPUs respectively. They still maintain the unique Predator FrostCore swappable fan module, and unique AeroBlade metal fan.

 

The Aftershock S-15 Gaming Laptop

Aftershock is offering the new GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs in the full line-up of their gaming laptops. Here is the 15″ Aftershock S-15 gaming laptop, which can be customised with a GeForce GTX 1070 or 1060 GPU. This example is powered by the GeForce GTX 1070.

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The AORUS X7YA Gaming Laptop

AORUS demonstrated the AORUS X7YA, which is also known as the AORUS X7 DT V6. It is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU.

Next Page > More GeForce GTX 10-Series Gaming Laptops – ASUS, HP, MSI

 

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The ASUS ROG GL502 Gaming Laptop

ASUS showed off their Republic of Gamers GL502 gaming laptop at Comex 2016. Although it was listed as being powered by the GeForce GTX 1060, we were told that it will actually ship with the GeForce GTX 1070.

 

The HP Omen 17 Gaming Laptop

Although HP was not present, they dropped off the HP Omen 17 for us to check out. It is powered by the GeForce GTX 1070.

 

The MSI GS63 Gaming Laptop

The full name for this laptop is actually MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro. It is their thinnest and lightest gaming laptop, powered by the GeForce GTX 1070.

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The MSI GT73 Gaming Laptop

The full name for this laptop is MSI GT73VR Titan SLI. This unit is powered by the GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, but it can be configured to support two GeForce GTX 1070 GPUs in SLI! Thanks for the correction, Andrew Ganter!

 

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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition Review

In conjunction with the new NVIDIA Pascal architecture, NVIDIA also introduced the Founder’s Edition graphics cards. These are not the reference design cards of yesteryears, but premium editions designed and built by NVIDIA. Hence, they are priced at a premium over regular GeForce cards.

Today, we are really excited to reveal our review of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition graphics card. Discover what’s so special about the Founder’s Edition, and find out how the GeForce GTX 1070 performs against the GeForce GTX 1060 and the Radeon RX 480!

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Specification Comparison

This specification comparison will show you how the GeForce GTX 1070 compares against the flagship GeForce GTX 1080, and the lower-end GeForce GTX 1060.

SpecificationsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
GPUNVIDIA GP104NVIDIA GP104NVIDIA GP106
CUDA Cores256019201280
Textures Per Clock16012080
Pixels Per Clock646448
Base Clock Speed1607 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz
Boost Clock Speed1733 MHz1683 MHz1708 MHz
Texture Fillrate257.1~277.3 GT/s180.7~202.0 GT/s120.5~136.6 GT/s
Pixel Fillrate102.8~110.9 GP/s96.4~107.7 GP/s72.3~82.0 GP/s
Graphics Memory8 GB GDDR5X8 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR5
Graphics Memory Bus Width256-bit256-bit192-bit
Graphics Memory Bandwidth320 GB/s256 GB/s192 GB/s
TDP180 W150 W120 W
Launch Prices$599
$699 (Founder's Edition)
$379
$449 (Founder's Edition)
$249
$299 (Founder's Edition)

For more specifications, please take a look at our Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide.

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GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition Hands-On Overview

In this video, we are going to take a quick look at the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition graphics card, and its faceted die-cast aluminium cooler.

Next Page > Up Close, Founder’s Edition Advantage, Thermal Output

 

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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition Up Close

Here are close-up pictures of the various aspects of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition graphics card.

Gamers with older monitors will be glad to note that the GeForce GTX 1070 will come with a dual-link DVI port, in addition to 3 DisplayPorts and a HDMI 2.0B port.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 has a TDP of just 150 W, so it only comes with a 8-pin PCI Express power connector. It also has SLI connectors, in case you want to pair two GeForce GTX 1070 cards in SLI mode.

 

Founder’s Edition Advantage

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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition 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 Founder’s Edition comes with an improved cooler built around a radial fan and an improved aluminium heatsink. The new heatsink features two copper heat pipes and over 50% more surface area than the GeForce GTX 960.

It also comes with dual FETs for both GPU and memory power supplies, coupled with a low-impedance power delivery network and custom voltage regulators for better power efficiency. All these Founder’s Edition features provide greater overclocking headroom, allowing these cards to hit clock speeds of 2 GHz!

 

GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition Thermal Output

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 uses the new NVIDIA GP104 GPU, which is fabricated on the 16 nm FinFET process. The smaller process technology allowed NVIDIA to stuff almost 50% more transistors into a die that is almost 12% smaller than the previous-generation GPU.

Thanks to the more efficient FinFET process, and the new NVIDIA Pascal architecture which is designed for power efficiency, the GeForce GTX 1070 has a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of just 150 W. We tested this out by recording the peak exhaust temperature of the GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition, and compared it to the GeForce GTX 1060 and Radeon RX 480 graphics cards, as well as the previous-generation GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R9 380 graphics cards.

Note that these are not the recorded temperatures, but how much hotter the exhaust air is above ambient temperature.

As you can see, it is a surprisingly cool-running card, producing significantly (6.2°C and 4°C respectively) cooler exhaust air than the previous-generation GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R9 380 graphics cards.

However, the GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition produced 4°C hotter exhaust air than the Radeon RX 480, which is also a 150W graphics card.

Next Page > Benchmarking Notes, 3DMark Benchmark Results

 

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Benchmarking Notes

Our graphics benchmarking test bed has the following specifications :

Operating System : Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

Processor : Intel Core i7 6700K processor running at 4.0 GHz

Motherboard : ASRock Z170 Extreme4

Memory : 8 GB DDR4-2133 memory (dual-channel)

Storage : 240 GB HyperX Savage SSD

Monitor : Dell P2415Q Ultra HD Monitor

We used the GeForce driver version 372.54 for all three NVIDIA graphics cards used in our tests.

We used the Radeon Software 16.8.2 driver for both AMD graphics cards used in our tests. In addition, we enabled the Compatibility Mode for the Radeon RX 480 to ensure that it keeps to its rated 150 W TDP.

 

3DMark DirectX 12 Benchmark (2560 x 1440)

3DMark Time Spy is a new DirectX 12 benchmark that was released just days ago, just in time for this review. It supports new API features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition did very well in this DirectX 12 benchmark. It was 33% to 40% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 and Radeon RX 480 graphics cards. Amazingly, it was 15% to 18% faster than the previous generation GeForce GTX 980 Ti, which is a higher-end card!

 

3DMark (1920 x 1080)

For Direct 11 performance, we started testing the graphics cards using 3DMark at the most common gaming resolution – 1920 x 1080.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition only had a slim 4%-5% performance advantage over the previous generation GeForce GTX 980 Ti. This shows that the NVIDIA Pascal microarchitecture is more optimised for DirectX 12, than the Maxwell microarchitecture.

It was also 34% to 53% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060, and 42% to 67% faster than the Radeon RX 480. Very impressive!

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3DMark (2560 x 1440)

Then we took 3DMark up a notch to the resolution of 2560 x 1440. Let’s take a look!

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition maintained its slim 3%-5% performance advantage over the previous generation GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Its performance advantage over the GeForce GTX 1060 dropped to 34% to 39%, but improved over the Radeon RX 480 to a range of 51% to 64%.

 

3DMark (3840 x 2160)

This is torture, even for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and the GeForce GTX 1070!

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition actually improved its performance advantage over the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, probably because it has 8 GB of GDDR5 memory, instead of just 6 GB. It was now 38% to 40% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060, and 56% to 68% faster than the Radeon RX 480.

Note that the Radeon RX 480 also has 8 GB of GDDR5 memory. So it takes more than just more memory to power through a Ultra HD game.

Next Page > Ashes of the Singularity & Warhammer Benchmark Results

 

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Ashes of the Singularity (1920 x 1080)

We tested Ashes of the Singularity in the DirectX 12 mode, which supports the new Asynchronous Compute feature. We started with the full HD resolution.

The GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition proved to be significantly faster than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, beating it by 11-16%. Astoundingly, it was more than twice as fast as the Radeon R9 380 graphics card.

 

Ashes of the Singularity (2560 x 1440)

We then took Ashes of the Singularity up a notch to the resolution of 2560 x 1440. Let’s see how the cards fare…

The performance advantage the GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition had over the the GeForce GTX 980 Ti dropped slightly to a range of 6% to 13%. But it maintained its lead over the other cards.

 

Ashes of the Singularity (3840 x 2160)

Finally, let’s see how the cards perform with Ashes of the Singularity running at the Ultra HD resolution of 3840 x 2160.

Only the GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti delivered playable frame rates. We can see the performance edge the extra memory from the Radeon RX 480 (8GB) gave over the GeForce GTX 1060.

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Warhammer (1920 x 1080)

This chart shows you the minimum and maximum frame rates, as well as the average frame rate, recorded by Total War : Warhammer‘s internal DirectX 12 benchmark.

In this DirectX 12 benchmark, the GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition did well, delivering about 101 frames per second. This makes it slightly (4%) faster than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, which is an impressive feat.

 

Warhammer (2560 x 1440)

This chart shows you the minimum and maximum frame rates, as well as the average frame rate, recorded by Total War : Warhammer‘s internal DirectX 12 benchmark.

The GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition extended its performance lead over the Radeon RX 480 (8GB), from 27% to 33%. It also improved its performance lead over the GeForce GTX 1060, albeit slightly – from 37% to 38%.

 

Warhammer (3840 x 2160)

This chart shows you the minimum and maximum frame rates, as well as the average frame rate, recorded by Total War : Warhammer‘s internal DirectX 12 benchmark.

The Ultra HD resolution proved too much for most cards. Only the GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti delivered playable frame rates. Their performance gap was virtually non-existent, but they were both 40% to 44% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 and the Radeon RX 480 (8GB).

Next Page > The Witcher 3 & Fallout 4 Benchmark Results

 

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The Witcher 3 (1920 x 1080)

This chart shows you the minimum and maximum frame rates, as well as the average frame rate, that FRAPS recorded in The Witcher 3.

The GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition was really fast in this test, with an average frame rate of almost 100 fps. That’s about 3.5% faster than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, 42% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060, and 52% faster than the Radeon RX 480 (8GB).

 

The Witcher 3 (2560 x 1440)

This chart shows you the minimum and maximum frame rates, as well as the average frame rate, that FRAPS recorded in The Witcher 3.

All the cards took a massive hit in frame rate with the resolution boost to 1440p. Only the GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti delivered average frame rates above 60 fps.

The GeForce GTX 1070 was 2.7% faster than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti42% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060, and 51% faster than the Radeon RX 480 (8GB).

 

The Witcher 3 (3840 x 2160)

This chart shows you the minimum and maximum frame rates, as well as the average frame rate, that FRAPS recorded in The Witcher 3.

Higher resolutions in The Witcher 3 are really tough on graphics cards, virtually halving their frame rates. At the Ultra HD resolution, only the GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti delivered playable frame rates.

The GeForce GTX 1070 was 2.3% faster than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti40% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060, and 51% faster than the Radeon RX 480 (8GB).

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Fallout 4 (1920 x 1080)

This chart shows you the minimum and maximum frame rates, as well as the average frame rate, that FRAPS recorded in Fallout 4.

Fallout 4 is a relatively “easy” for most graphics cards at the resolution of 1920 x 1080. The GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition did well in this test, of course. But it was just 1.4% faster than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, 8% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060, and 26% faster than the Radeon RX 480 (8GB).

 

Fallout 4 (2560 x 1440)

This chart shows you the minimum and maximum frame rates, as well as the average frame rate, that FRAPS recorded in Fallout 4.

When we took the resolution to the next level though, the extra performance started to count. The frame rate of the GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition only dropped by 9%, even with the much higher resolution.

The GeForce GTX 1070 was now 5% faster than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti34% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060, and 53% faster than the Radeon RX 480 (8GB).

 

Fallout 4 (3840 x 2160)

This chart shows you the minimum and maximum frame rates, as well as the average frame rate, that FRAPS recorded in Fallout 4.

Boosting the resolution all the way to 4K really taxed the cards. Even the GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition could not deliver an average frame rate of 60 fps.

The GeForce GTX 1070 was now 7.4% faster than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti42% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060, and 60% faster than the Radeon RX 480 (8GB).

Next Page > Our Verdict & Award, Additional Information

 

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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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AORUS GeForce GTX 10 Series Laptops Launched

AORUS has unveiled their highly anticipated full AORUS GeForce GTX 10 series lineup – the 13.9” AORUS X3 Plus v6, 15.6” AORUS X5 v6, and 17.3” AORUS X7 DT v6 & X7 v6.

Announcing the inclusion of their all-new exclusive and innovative AORUS RGB Fusion keyboard (optional) with per-key backlighting in 16.8 million colors, as well as the addition of the world’s first 120 Hz laptop display, AORUS is continuing to push the envelope in the mobile gaming industry.

 

AORUS GeForce GTX 10 Series

17.3” AORUS X7 DT & X7 v6

Desktop-Grade Performance | Enhanced Cooling Design

The 17.3” AORUS X7 DT has been recognized for its innovative design; possessing superior performance while retaining a slim, mobile form factor as the recipient of the 2016 Computex Design and Innovation Award. With the announcement of the all-new GeForce GTX 10 series graphics, the X7 DT has taken a huge jump in performance.

Retaining the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i7 overclocked processor and upgrading to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphic, all within a thin and lightweight chassis, it is a mobile powerhouse. The other alternative for the AORUS 17.3” is the X7 v6. Also providing superior performance with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, as well as the full range of features as the X7 DT.

With all that performance, comes the look display to back it up. The X7 series also now provides the world’s first 120 Hz laptop display with 5 ms response time, paired with Killer DoubleShot Pro to reduce game lag by utilizing connection priority for a smooth and fluid gaming experience.

With subtle ID changes to the X7 design includes a welcomed improvement to thermal cooling with the addition further air intake. Along with the upgrade in spec, the X7 gets an upgrade in look with the all exclusive AORUS RGB Fusion Keyboard, providing full customizable, per-key RGB function.

 

15.6” AORUS X5 v6

Performance Breakthrough for Gaming On-The-Go

Maintaining the X5’s signature slimness and light weight, the X5 v6. offers a 15.6” option with one of the world’s most powerful all-new mobile GPUs, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, as well as the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i7 overclocked processor. The 15.6” display now comes in two options: WQHD+ 2880×1620 IPS display for the stunning visual detail; or a Full HD

120Hz refresh rate display for the most fluid gameplay for the FPS enthusiasts, while Killer DoubleShot Pro prioritizes gaming ports and connections for a lag free experience. Adding to the aesthetics, the new X5 now features orange logo back-lighting and the per-key fully customizable RGB backlight keyboard, the AORUS RGB Fusion Keyboard.

 

13.9” AORUS X3 Plus v6

Most Portable Gaming Laptop for VR

The 13.9” AORUS X3 Plus v6 puts an emphasis on mobility, but does not stray away from performance, continuing its reign as the most powerful and light (22.9mm/1.8kg) 13.9-inch gaming laptop in the world.

Its 6th Generation Intel Core i7 overclocked processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics is powering the QHD+ 3200×1800 IGZO display. The astonishing display of the X3 has the highest pixel density among the AORUS family, enabling it to provide gorgeous visuals and to be the complete.

The amazing performance with such mobility also makes the X3 one of the most portable gaming laptop to meet the requirements for premium Virtual Reality experience.

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AORUS All-In-One Streaming Solution

As streaming is becoming more and more an important part of the gaming community, AORUS has been committed to providing an all-inclusive solution for streaming. The newest addition to this is TriDef® SmartCam. SmartCam will now allow you to remove backgrounds without the hassle of using a green screen. Through the SmartCam application you can now apply live filters, and fully control your background, not only while streaming, but also through other video applications such as Skype.

The AORUS Hardware Live Stream Engine gives gamers an edge while streaming. Now available on the X5 and X7 models (optional), the fully integrated encoder card eliminates the fuss of connecting an extra compressor and enables you to record and stream simultaneously in high-definition quality without compromising system performance, or the loss of FPS. Along with the 1-year Premium subscription to both XSplit Gamecaster and Broadcaster, AORUS allows you to record, edit, and stream anytime, anywhere.

 

AORUS Exclusive Software

Fan Control

Exclusive fan control allows you full customization of your fan speeds, providing either Smart Control where the system automatically adjust your fans, or manual control that allows you to specifically set your fans at the RPM you choose.

OC Gauge

The best policy to win any game is to make sure your system is 100% with you. OC Gauge presents the user comprehensive system information with one-click overclocking control. A simple glance is all it takes to keep track of how your system status and Overclocking settings.

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AORUS Audio

Enhance your audio experience with various audio modes, the AORUS Audio provides you lifelike sound which allows you to immerse yourself in any usage situation. The Game mode even includes profiles specifically tuned for different game types, like FPS or RPG games. Every sound is produced with accuracy and clarity, bringing battlefield to life.

 

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GIGABYTE GTX 10 Series Laptops Introduced

The highly anticipated GIGABYTE gaming laptops with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics has been officially announced, including both the Gaming-Centric P55 & P57 Series, and thin-and-light ULTRAFORCE Series P35 & P37.

GIGABYTE offers a variety of options based on preference while providing the latest GeForce GTX 10 series graphics and the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor for the power and performance to meet the growing demands of top tier applications, games, and Virtual Reality.

With the superior performance GIAGBYTE also includes industry leading features such as M.2 PCIe SSD, DDR4 memory, USB 3.1 with Type-C connection, and HDMI 2.0.

The GIGABYTE Performance Gaming models focus on superior performance, fully supporting high end programs, games, and Virtual Reality, paired with a subtle, stylish gaming design and orange accents. The 17.3” P57 and 15.6” P55 features up to GeForce® GTX 1070 & 1060 graphics.

 

GIGABYTE GTX 10 Series Laptops

17.3” GIGABYTE P57

GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics / 30-Key Rollover Anti-Ghost Keyboard

The new 17” GIGABYTE P57 is pulling no punches when it comes to performance, including the all-new, ultra-powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 & 1060 Graphics. With a fresh GPU, come fresh ID changes. Along with its subtle style, curved lines and orange accents, comes all-new additional air intake ventilation above the keyboard to improve thermal cooling.

The backlit keyboard itself supports Anti-Ghost with 30-Key Rollover. The Full HD 1920×1080 IPS display provides vivid and immersive visuals, while a Swappable Bay is included for user preference of an optical drive, an additional HDD, or weight reduction.

 

15.6” GIGABYTE P55

GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics/3K Display

The 15” GIGABYTE P55 performance gaming model is also primed and ready, coming with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics. The display comes with either a Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS or WQHD+ 2880×1620 IPS LCD. The P55 also features a premium backlit keyboard with snappy yet responsive feedback for effortless long-hour usage, thanks to the outstanding 2.2mm key travel distance.

ULTRAFORCE Gaming | Thin & Light with High Performance

The classic ULTRAFORCE series puts an emphasis on ultra-slim & ultra-light chassis, while retaining high performance to provide highly mobile gaming solutions. The new generation also comes with an optional upgrade of DDR4 2400MHz memory. The series also packs huge capacity batteries to further enhance the mobility.

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17.3” GIGABYTE P37

GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics/Exclusive Macro Keys

The new 17.3” GIGABYTE P37 reiterates what ULTRAFORCE is all about. Despite being a 17” model, the P37 weights under 2.7kg and retains an ultra-thin and light profile being less than 22.5mm thin. Paired with extreme mobility is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. The display comes in both options of 4K UHD 3840×2160 and FHD 1920×1080, achieving high-res gaming thanks to the performance boost with the new graphics.

The GIGABYTE P37 includes a hot-swappable bay for an additional HDD, ODD, or to reduce weight for improved mobility, forming a quad-storage system with multiple M.2 PCIe SSDs and HDDs. The Macro Keys on the left, together with the included Macro Hub software, allows up to 25 programmable macros for one-click executionin any games and applications.

 

15.6” GIGABYTE P35

GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics /4K UHD High-Res Display

Powerful yet portable, the thinnest gaming laptop of the series, the 15.6” GIGABYTE P35, also has either a UHD 3840×2160 or FHD 1920×1080 display, delivering perfect and vivid colors for an enhanced gameplay experience.

Included in the Ultrabook-like chassis is the powerful all-new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. The GIGABYTE P35 also features the iconic hot-swappable bay for flexible storage and the quad-storage system.

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Professional Streaming Software Out-of-the-Box

Included on all GIGABYTE laptops is a 3-month premium license of XSplit Gamecaster and Broadcaster, making live stream easier for every gamer. The all-new TriDef SmartCam allows you, without a greens screen, to remove your background while streaming games or making video calls.

 

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Tech ARP Exclusive : NVIDIA Pascal Mobile GPU Specifications & Details!

The new NVIDIA Pascal architecture is very impressive. Optimised for performance per watt, Pascal is 3X more power-efficient than the earlier Maxwell architecture. On top of that, it boasts new features like Simultaneous Multi-Projection, and VR optimisations like Lens Matched Shading and Single Pass Stereo.

That’s why gamers who want to play on-the-go are eagerly waiting for NVIDIA to introduce the next-generation GeForce mobile GPUs based on the Pascal architecture. They will not only be faster, but also offer reduced power consumption. All that translates into a better and longer gaming experience.

Well, we have good news! We can now confirm the following details on the forthcoming NVIDIA Pascal mobile GPUs…

Originally posted @ 2016-06-07

Updated @ 2016-08-03 : Added a section about an upcoming media briefing.

Updated @ 2016-08-11 : Added several new sections with verified details of the NVIDIA Pascal mobile GPUs.

Updated @ 2016-08-16 : Added new verified details and specifications of the NVIDIA Pascal mobile GPUs.

 

 

There Is No Mobile Pascal!

Believe it or not, NVIDIA will NOT be releasing any mobile Pascal GPU. Yes, you read that correctly. There will be NO MOBILE GPU based on the new NVIDIA Pascal microarchitecture.

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Instead, NVIDIA will start using the DESKTOP GPUs based on the NVIDIA Pascal microarchitecture in laptops! Yes, they will have lower clock speeds, but they will be the same GPUs used in desktop graphics cards.

This is possible because the new Pascal GPUs are 3X more power-efficient than the previous-generation Maxwell GPUs. So it makes perfect sense to just use the desktop-grade GPUs. It is not only good for marketing purposes, it also allows NVIDIA to leverage more on the economies of scale.

But for brevity, we will continue to use the term “Pascal mobile GPU” to refer to Pascal GPUs used in mobile devices.

 

Series Name Updated!

The M moniker is dead. The new Pascal mobile GPUs will NOT be called the GeForce GTX 1080M or GeForce GTX 1070M.

Today, NVIDIA will announce three Pascal mobile GPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060. Yes, exactly the same names as their desktop counterparts.

 

Specifications New!

Here is a specification comparison of the new Pascal mobile GPU models :

SpecificationsGeForce GTX 1080 (Mobile)GeForce GTX 1070 (Mobile)GeForce GTX 1060 (Mobile)
GPU CoreGP104GP104GP106
Fabrication Technology16 nm FinFET16 nm FinFET16 nm FinFET
Transistors7.2 Billion7.2 Billion4.4 Billion
CUDA Cores256020481280
Texture Units16012880
ROPs646448
Clock Speeds1556 MHz
1733 MHz (boost)
1442 MHz
1645 MHz (boost)
1405 MHz
1670 MHz (boost)
Texture Fill Rate249.0 GT/s
277.3 GT/s (boost)
184.6 GT/s
210.6 GT/s (boost)
112.4 GT/s
133.7 GT/s (boost)
Pixel Fill Rate99.6 GP/s
110.9 GP/s (boost)
92.3 GP/s
105.3 GP/s (boost)
67.4 GP/s
80.2 GP/s (boost)
Graphics Memory8 GB GDDR5X8 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR5
Memory Clock Speed1250 MHz2000 MHz2000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256-bit256-bit192-bit
Memory Bandwidth320 GB/s256 GB/s192 GB/s
TDP150 W120 W80 W
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NVIDIA Pascal Mobile GPU Launch Date Updated!

As of the end of May, NVIDIA Pascal mobile GPUs have already been tested and certified for deployment in a number of gaming laptops. However, they will not be revealed for quite some time yet, because NVIDIA will only launch their Pascal-based mobile GPUs on…

August 16, 2016

Yes, NVIDIA apparently brought up the launch date 3 days earlier to August 16, 2016. Today, MSI and other brands like GIGABYTE, ASUS, etc. will reveal gaming laptops powered by the NVIDIA Pascal mobile GPUs.

So, all of you can stop hounding the notebook brand reps or your favourite NVIDIA rep about when the Pascal mobile GPUs are coming. 😀

 

Price Performance Advantage

Although our sources, who shall remain unnamed, refused to divulge exact benchmark results, we were told that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is about 50% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, and about 30% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 used in certain gaming laptops.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is said to add about US$50 to the cost of the laptop paid by the customer. That is cheap if the huge performance advantage pans out.

 

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NVIDIA TITAN X Graphic Card Unveiled

NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang chose to light up a meetup of deep learning experts on a glorious mid-summer evening at Stanford University to unveil NVIDIA TITAN X, NVIDIA latest top-end GPU, by presenting it to Ng.

The audience of more than 500 academics, researchers, and students — gathered in an open, airy hall at Stanford’s faculty club — quickly dropped their canapes and picked up their smartphones to snap pictures of the moment.

“When I get excited, crazy stuff happens,” Jen-Hsun, clad in one of his trademark leather jackets, told the audience. “We wanted to bring supercomputing power into the GeForce channel, so everyone in academia can benefit.”

 

TITAN X

Jen-Hsun then presented the first TITAN X to Ng, reading an inscription on the TITAN X describing Ng as “a pioneer, an amazing scientist, and a hero to us all.”

GPUs — along with the torrents of data unleashed by the Internet — have played a key role in the deep learning boom led by researchers like Ng that is shaking the world to its foundations.

Back in 2012, Ng helped jumpstart the artificial intelligence field by using GPUs to help build a deep network of artificial neurons — then running 10 million YouTube videos through the system to train one of the first deep learning systems. Since then, the speed of deep learning systems has increased fifty times.

The results of breakthroughs made by researchers such as Ng are set to upend entire industries. So it’s fitting that Ng, who now leads Baidu’s efforts to put deep learning to work for everything from voice recognition to image search, will be among the first to receive a TITAN X.

 

A Transformative Moment

“Just as electricity 100 years ago transformed industry after industry after industry, I think AI powered by deep learning will now do the same,” said Ng , who is also an associate professor at Stanford, speaking to the standing room only crowd. “It’s hard to think of an industry that will not be transformed by AI in the next decade. ”

It’s a field where access to cutting-edge infrastructure is critical. “If you’re a machine learning researcher having access to a machine that is 2x as fast means that you are 2x as productive as a researcher,” Ng said.

Rarefied company indeed, one in which the TITAN X fits right in. The TITAN X is the ultimate graphics card. Whatever you’re doing, this groundbreaking NVIDIA Pascal-powered GPU gives you the power to accomplish things you never thought possible.

“One of the things I admire about NVIDIA is it’s breaking new ground, and not just chasing profits,” Ng said.

NVIDIA packed the most raw horsepower we possibly could into this GPU. Driven by 3,584 NVIDIA CUDA cores running at 1.5GHz, TITAN X packs 11 TFLOPs of brute force. Plus it’s armed with 12 GB of GDDR5X memory—one of the fastest memory technologies in the world.

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Researchers Gasp

Audience members at the gathering gasped and hooted as Jen-Hsun detailed the TITAN X’s capabilities. The excitement only built as Jen-Hsun read out seat numbers to give away TITAN Xs to people in the crowd.

 

“This is the first product launch I’ve ever done where I’m standing next to guys in t-shirts,” Jen-Hsun said.

“This is insane, I’m actually speechless, I didn’t expect something like that,” one of the event’s organizers stammered after the TITAN X was unveiled. “This is one of the craziest product launches ever in the history of technology.”

 

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Colorful GTX 1060 Graphics Card Released

Shenzhen, 14 July 2016Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, proudly announces the debut of the world’s first Colorful GTX 1060 graphics card series. Colorful will be releasing a series of four custom-design Colorful GTX 1060 to satisfy gamers in every segment: Colorful iGameGTX1060 X-TOP-6G, Colorful iGameGTX1060 S-TOP-6G, Colorful iGameGTX1060 U-TOP-6G and Colorful iGameGTX1060 U-6G.

The newly released NVIDIA GTX 1060 is targeted for mainstream gamers looking for the perfect balance between performance and price. The GTX 1060 is based on the 16nm FinFET featuring NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture. The GTX 1060 will sport 1280 CUDA cores, complimented by 6GB of GDDR5 video memory running at an effective clock rate of 8Ghz on a 192-bit wide bus.

The Colorful GTX 1060 is designed for maximum efficiency and will be powered with a single 6-pin PCI-Express power connector. The GPU is rated with a power consumption of only 120w. Output options will be via three DisplayPorts, HDMI2.0 and DVI-D.

 

Colorful GTX 1060 Series

Colorful created the iGame series taking feedback from players’ comments and suggestions to create a distinct product for every situation. The iGame series is Colorful’s specialized product segment made for gamers, both mainstream and extreme.

Colorful iGameGTX1060 X-TOP-6G

  • Core clock : 1620 MHz to 1847 MHz (Boost)
  • 5+2 phase IPP power supply

Colorful iGameGTX1060 S-TOP-6G

  • Core clock : 1594 MHz to 1809 MHz (Boost)
  • 4+1 phase IPP power supply

Colorful iGameGTX1060 U-TOP-6G

  • Core clock : 1594 MHz to 1809 MHz (Boost)
  • 5+2 phase IPP power supply

Colorful iGameGTX1060 U-6G

  • Core clock : 1556 MHz to 1771 MHz (Boost)
  • 4+1 phase IPP power supply

 

Colorful GTX 1060 Availability

Colorful custom design iGame GTX 1060 graphics cards can be ordered from 19th July.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Unboxing & Hands-On Preview

We recently received a surprise delivery – the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition graphics card! This is definitely one of the first few GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition graphics cards in the country! W00t!

Our non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with NVIDIA forbids us from revealing any benchmark results or performance indications, other than it will be faster than the GeForce GTX 980. However, we are allowed to show off the yet-to-be-released graphics card publicly.

So this is our unboxing and hands-on preview of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition graphics card. Something for you to drool over until the launch day on July 19, 2016. 😀

 

Unboxing The GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition

This is our video showing the unboxing of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition graphics card. This is exactly what you can expect if you purchase the Founder’s Edition card from NVIDIA when it’s launched on July 19, 2016.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition comes in a really nice cardboard box that doubles as a display stand. Not that anyone would actually leave the card there just for display!

There is nothing else in the box. Just the GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition graphics card in an anti-static bag.

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GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition Hands-On Preview

In this video, we are going to take a quick look at the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition graphics card, and its faceted die-cast aluminium cooler.

Next Page > GeForce GTX 1060 Up Close, Size, Specification Comparison

 

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition Up Close

Here are close-up pictures of the various aspects of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition graphics card.

Gamers with older monitors will be glad to note that the GeForce GTX 1060 will come with a dual-linked DVI port, in addition to 3 DisplayPorts and a HDMI 2.0B port.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 has a TDP of just 120 W, so it only comes with a 6-pin PCI Express power connector. However, it does not support SLI, so there is no SLI connector.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition Size

For those already measuring their cases to see if the GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition will fit, we measured the card and added the measurements for your convenience.

As you can see, the GeForce GTX 1060 is “technically” a 7″ long card, but its cooler extends 7.5 cm or 2.95″ beyond the PCB.

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Specification Comparison

SpecificationsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
GPUNVIDIA GP104NVIDIA GP104NVIDIA GP106
CUDA Cores256019201280
Textures Per Clock16012080
Pixels Per Clock646448
Base Clock Speed1607 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz
Boost Clock Speed1733 MHz1683 MHz1708 MHz
Texture Fillrate257.1~277.3 GT/s180.7~202.0 GT/s120.5~136.6 GT/s
Pixel Fillrate102.8~110.9 GP/s96.4~107.7 GP/s72.3~82.0 GP/s
Graphics Memory8 GB GDDR5X8 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR5
Graphics Memory Bus Width256-bit256-bit192-bit
Graphics Memory Bandwidth320 GB/s256 GB/s192 GB/s
TDP180 W150 W120 W
Launch Prices$599
$699 (Founder's Edition)
$379
$449 (Founder's Edition)
$249
$299 (Founder's Edition)

For more specifications, please take a look at our Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide.

 

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ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Now Available

28 June 2016ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced immediate availability of Strix GeForce GTX 1070 here in Malaysia, an all-new VR-ready gaming graphics card with ultra-fast gaming performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and personalized styling.

Powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics processing unit (GPU), clocked at 1860MHz in OC mode, ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 delivers up to 7.1%-faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 8.5%-faster gaming performance in Doom.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU III with a patented triple wing-blade 0dB fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for 30%-cooler and three times (3X) quieter performance, and ASUS FanConnect, which features GPU-controlled fan headers to connect to system fans for targeted supplemental cooling. Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components ensures premium quality and reliability.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 enables complete gaming system personalization with Aura RGB Lighting. A VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports lets gamers always keep a virtual reality device connected to their system for immersive gaming anytime. It also comes with GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.

 

ROG Strix Geforce GTX 1070

Ultimate cooling: DirectCU III technology with patented wing-blade fans and ASUS FanConnect

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 is equipped with ASUS DirectCU III cooling technology, which features direct-GPU-contact heatpipes that transport more heat away from the GPU, outperforming reference designs and achieving up to 30%-cooler gaming performance. DirectCU III technology includes triple 0dB fans, engineered with a patented wing-blade design that delivers maximum airflow and improves static pressure over the heatsink by 105%, while operating three times (3X) quieter than reference cards.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 also comes with ASUS FanConnect technology. When gaming, the GPU often runs hotter than the CPU, but chassis fans usually only reference CPU temperatures, resulting in inefficient system cooling. ASUS FanConnect solves this issue with two 4-pin GPU-controlled headers that can be connected to system fans to provide targeted supplemental cooling for optimal thermal performance.

Premium quality and reliability: Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components

All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme technology, an industry-exclusive, 100%-automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality. Auto-Extreme technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50%.

Super Alloy Power II components enhance efficiency, reduce power loss, reduce component buzzing by 50% while under full load, and achieve thermal levels that are approximately 50% cooler than previous designs for enhanced quality and reliability.

Game your way: Aura RGB Lighting and VR-friendly HDMI ports

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 includes ASUS Aura RGB Lighting on both the shroud and backplate. This stunning illumination technology is capable of displaying millions of colors and six different effects for a totally personalized gaming system.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 also has a VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports that let gamers connect a VR device and display at the same time, so they can enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences anytime without having to swap cables.

Tweakable and intuitive: GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster

Redesigned with an intuitive user interface, GPU Tweak II makes gaming and overclocking easier than ever, while retaining advanced options for seasoned overclockers. With one click, the Gaming Booster function maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically.

An included one-year XSplit Gamecaster premium license — a $99 value — lets gamers easily stream or record gameplay via a convenient, in-game overlay. The overlay also displays GPU clock speed, temperature, and VRM usage, and has GPU Tweak II controls, so gamers can choose a gaming profile and boost performance with just one click.

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NVIDIA Simultaneous Multi-Projection Explained

On May 6, NVIDIA revealed the first gaming GPU based on their new Pascal architecture – the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. The GeForce GTX 1080 not only boasts the latest Pascal architecture, it is also fabricated on the new 16 nm FinFET process technology and uses the new GDDR5X memory.

Although we were not in Austin, Texas for the official launch, NVIDIA invited us to an exclusive tech briefing in Bangkok on May 20th. While these hardware specifications are well-known by now, this was a technical briefing that would give us greater insights into the other new technologies that are being introduced with the GeForce GTX 1080.

NVIDIA brought in the big guns for the tech briefing and demonstration – Nick Stam (NVIDIA Senior Technical Marketing Director), Jeff Yen (NVIDIA Senior Technical Marketing Manager) and John Gillooly (NVIDIA Technical Marketing Manager). We will be posting a series of videos of their presentations, divided into topic-specific chunks. Today, we are going to look at the new NVIDIA Simultaneous Multi-Projection Technology works.

 

NVIDIA Simultaneous Multi-Projection Explained

In this 19 minute-long video, Nick and Jeff explains how the new NVIDIA Simultaneous Multi-Projection technology will make a huge difference for gamers with multi-monitor setups, or virtual reality headsets. Both multi-monitor and virtual reality gamers will enjoy a much wider, and more realistic field of view.

On top of that, Simultaneous Multi-Projection can deliver up to 1.5X better pixel throughput, and 2X better geometry throughput for virtual reality displays! To find out how they do it, watch this video, or read the explainer below.

 

How Simultaneous Multi-Projection Delivers Better Performance

The new Simultaneous Multi-Projection architecture of the NVIDIA Pascal-based GPUs will be able to tackle two unique performance challenges that virtual reality creates – Lens Matched Shading and Single Pass Stereo.

Lens Matched Shading improves pixel shading performance by rendering closely to the warped dimensions of VR display output. This avoids rendering many pixels that would otherwise be discarded before the image is output to the VR headset.

Single Pass Stereo turbocharges geometry performance by drawing geometry only once, and then simultaneously projecting both right-eye and left-eye views of the geometry. This effectively halves the workload of traditional VR rendering, which requires the GPU to draw geometry twice — once for the left eye and once for the right eye.

Both techniques allow developers to increase performance and visual detail of their VR applications. Combined with the performance of GTX 1080 GPUs, Simultaneous Multi-Projection delivers a dramatic 2x VR performance improvement over the GeForce GTX TITAN X.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Key Features Explained

On May 6, NVIDIA revealed the first gaming GPU based on their new Pascal architecture – the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. The GeForce GTX 1080 not only boasts the latest Pascal architecture, it is also fabricated on the new 16 nm FinFET process technology and uses the new GDDR5X memory.

Although we were not in Austin, Texas for the official launch, NVIDIA invited us to an exclusive tech briefing in Bangkok on May 20th. While these hardware specifications are well-known by now, this was a technical briefing that would give us greater insights into the other new technologies that are being introduced with the GeForce GTX 1080.

NVIDIA brought in the big guns for the tech briefing and demonstration – Nick Stam (NVIDIA Senior Technical Marketing Director), Jeff Yen (NVIDIA Senior Technical Marketing Manager) and John Gillooly (NVIDIA Technical Marketing Manager). We will be posting a series of videos of their presentations, divided into topic-specific chunks, starting with this one on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080’s key features.

 

GeForce GTX 1080 Key Features Explained

In this 19 minute video, Nick Stam talks about the five marvels of the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. He showed just how much more powerful and efficient the GeForce GTX 1080 is compared to the previous Maxwell generation of GPUs.

For the technically-minded, Nick also delved into the specific optimisations in the NVIDIA Pascal GPU. Find out how they crafted it for a higher clock speed and Pascal’s new 4th generation delta colour compression technology. Check it out!

For your reference, here are the five marvels of NVIDIA Pascal :
  • Next-Gen GPU Architecture- Pascal is optimized for performance per watt. The GTX 1080 is 3x more power efficient than the Maxwell Architecture.
  • 16nm FinFET Process- The GTX 1080 is the first gaming GPUs designed for the 16nm FinFET process, which uses smaller, faster transistors that can be packed together more densely. Its 7.2 billion transistors deliver a dramatic increase in performance and efficiency.
  • Advanced Memory- Pascal-based GPUs are the first to harness the power of 8GB of Micron’s GDDR5X memory. The 256-bit memory interface runs at 10Gb/sec., helping to drive 1.7x higher effective memory bandwidth than that delivered by regular GDDR5.
  • Superb Craftsmanship- Increases in bandwidth and power efficiency allow the GTX 1080 to run at clock speeds never before possible — over 1700 MHz — while consuming only 180 watts of power. New asynchronous compute advances improve efficiency and gaming performance. And new GPU Boost 3 technology supports advanced overclocking functionality.
  • Groundbreaking Gaming Technology- NVIDIA is changing the face of gaming from development to play to sharing. New NVIDIA VRWorks software features let game developers bring unprecedented immersiveness to gaming environments. NVIDIA’s Ansel technology lets gamers share their gaming experiences and explore gaming worlds in new ways.
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COLORFUL GeForce GTX 1080 Released

13 May 2016 Taipei, Taiwan – Colorful Technology Company Limited proudly debuts the world’s first GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. Announced May 6th, the new COLORFUL GeForce GTX 1080 will feature NVIDIA’s latest GPU architecture codenamed Pascal boasting a 16nm FinFET fabrication process.

The COLORFUL GeForce GTX 1080 is based on the GP104 GPU armed with 2560 CUDA cores and will have a base engine clock of 1607 MHz and can boost up 1733 MHz. Complementing it will be 8 GB of GDDR5X video memory running at an effective clock rate of 10 Ghz on a 256-bit bus.

The COLORFUL GeForce GTX 1080 is designed to deliver 3x more performance than previous-generation graphics card and its breakthrough innovations in gaming give gamers new possibilities to enjoy via VR experiences.

Colorful looks forward to bring the COLORFUL GeForce GTX 1080 on May 27th in first spot during release day.

Custom design COLORFUL GTX 1080s will be presented at COMPUTEX 2016 this June.

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COLORFUL GTX 1080 Specifications

 

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Launched

AUSTIN, TX – May 6 2016NVIDIA today announced the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 the first gaming GPU based on the company’s new Pascal architecture — providing up to 2x more performance in virtual reality compared to the GeForce GTX TITAN X.

Pascal offers massive leaps in performance, memory bandwidth and power efficiency over its predecessor, the high-performance Maxwell architecture. And it introduces groundbreaking graphics features and technologies that redefine the PC as the ultimate platform for playing AAA games and enjoying virtual reality.

“The PC is the world’s favorite gaming platform, and our new Pascal GPU architecture will take it to new heights,” said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of NVIDIA’s PC business. “Our first Pascal gaming GPU, the GeForce GTX 1080, enables incredible realism in gaming and deeply immersive VR experiences, with dramatically improved performance and efficiency. It’s the most powerful gaming GPU ever built, and some of our finest work.”

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

Five Marvels of Pascal

NVIDIA engineered the Pascal architecture to handle the massive computing demands of technologies like VR. It incorporates five transformational technologies:

  • Next-Gen GPU Architecture- Pascal is optimized for performance per watt. The GTX 1080 is 3x more power efficient than the Maxwell Architecture.
  • 16nm FinFET Process- The GTX 1080 is the first gaming GPUs designed for the 16nm FinFET process, which uses smaller, faster transistors that can be packed together more densely. Its 7.2 billion transistors deliver a dramatic increase in performance and efficiency.
  • Advanced Memory- Pascal-based GPUs are the first to harness the power of 8GB of Micron’s GDDR5X memory. The 256-bit memory interface runs at 10Gb/sec., helping to drive 1.7x higher effective memory bandwidth than that delivered by regular GDDR5.
  • Superb Craftsmanship- Increases in bandwidth and power efficiency allow the GTX 1080 to run at clock speeds never before possible — over 1700 MHz — while consuming only 180 watts of power. New asynchronous compute advances improve efficiency and gaming performance. And new GPU Boost 3 technology supports advanced overclocking functionality.
  • Groundbreaking Gaming Technology- NVIDIA is changing the face of gaming from development to play to sharing. New NVIDIA VRWorks software features let game developers bring unprecedented immersiveness to gaming environments. NVIDIA’s Ansel technology lets gamers share their gaming experiences and explore gaming worlds in new ways.

“We were blown away by the performance and features of the GTX 1080,” said Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games. “We took scenes from our Paragon game cinematics that were designed to be rendered offline, and rendered them in real time on GTX 1080. It’s mind-blowing and we can’t wait to see what developers create with UE4 and GTX 1080 in the world of games, automotive design, or architectural visualization — for both 2D screens and for VR.”

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VRWorks: A New Level of Presence for VR

To fully immerse users in virtual worlds, the enhanced NVIDIA VRWorks software development kit offers a never before experienced level of “VR presence.” It combines what users see, hear and touch with the physical behavior of the environment to convince them that their virtual experience is real.

2x VR Graphics Performance: VRWorks Graphics now includes a simultaneous multi-projection capability that renders natively to the unique dimensions of VR displays instead of traditional, 2D monitors. It also renders geometry for the left and right eyes simultaneously in a single pass.

Enveloping Audio: VRWorks Audio uses the NVIDIA OptiX ray-tracing engine to trace the path of sounds across an environment in real time, fully reflecting the size, shape and material of the virtual world.
Interactive Touch and Physics: NVIDIA PhysX for VR detects when a hand controller interacts with a virtual object, and enables the game engine to provide a physically accurate visual and haptic response. It also models the physical behavior of the virtual world around the user so that all interactions — whether an explosion or a hand splashing through water — behave as if in the real world.

NVIDIA has integrated these technologies into a new VR experience called VR Funhouse.
“GeForce GTX 1080 promises to be the ultimate graphics card for experiencing EVE: Valkyrie,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games. “We are looking forward to bringing NVIDIA’s new VRWorks features to Valkyrie to take the game’s visuals and performance to another level.”

Ansel: Capturing the Artistry of Gaming
NVIDIA also announced Ansel, a powerful game capture tool that allows gamers to explore, capture and share the artistry of gaming in ways never before possible.

With Ansel, gamers can compose the gameplay shots they want, pointing the camera in any direction and from any vantage point within a gaming world. They can capture screenshots at up to 32x screen resolution, and then zoom in where they choose without losing fidelity. With photo-filters, they can add effects in real time before taking the perfect shot. And they can capture 360-degree stereo photospheres for viewing in a VR headset or Google Cardboard.

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GeForce GTX 1080 Availability and Pricing

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 “Founders Edition” will be available on May 27 for $699. It will be available from ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, NVIDIA. Palit, PNY and Zotac. Custom boards from partners will vary by region and pricing is expected to start at $599.

The GeForce GTX 1080 will also be sold in fully configured systems from leading U.S.-based system builders, including AVADirect, Cyberpower, Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, Geekbox, IBUYPOWER, Maingear, Origin PC, Puget Systems, V3 Gaming and Velocity Micro, as well as system integrators outside North America.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 “Founders Edition” will be available on June 10 for $449. Custom boards from partners are expected to start at $379.

Ansel will be available in upcoming releases and patches of games such as Tom Clancy’s The Division, The Witness, Lawbreakers, The Witcher 3, Paragon, No Man’s Sky, Obduction, Fortnite and Unreal Tournament.

 

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MSI Back To School Promotion For Malaysian Fans

MSI Malaysia just announced an MSI Back to School promotion, where MSI fans in Malaysia get to go home with free gifts with purchase of selected MSI motherboards and graphics cards. Depending on the MSI motherboard or graphics card you purchase, you get to go home with either the MSI DS 300 gaming mouse (worth RM 299), an MSI ThunderStorm mouse pad (worth RM 158) or an MSI Gaming Mousepad (worth RM 69).

Bundle period: 2016/3/1 to 2016/4/30

HOW TO REDEEM: Please send message to MSI Malaysia Fanclub for redemption (text your name, contact number, address and attached with product SN photo and invoice photo)

 

MSI Back To School Promotion Qualifying Products

 

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Get Tom Clancy’s The Division Game Free With GeForce GTX

Tom Clancy’s The Division is looking to be a big hit come March, promising to satiate gamers’ desire for shooting, looting, and levelling. The Division‘s open world recreation of New York City boasts plenty to see and do, and on PC that massive amount of content will appear more detailed, be rendered at up to 4K, and be enhanced by NVIDIA GameWorks HBAO+ and PCSS visual effects.

Enabling these and other effects at higher resolutions will require serious pixel-pushing prowess, so for many an upgrade will be in order. For the Beta and the official release of The Division, Ubisoft is recommending players use the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, which will provide the performance for high-detail, high framerate gameplay. NVIDIA have their own recommendations and testing available in the near future too.

 

Free Tom Clancy’s The Division Offer

From today, if you upgrade to a GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980 or GeForce GTX 970 graphics card or system, or purchase a new GeForce GTX 980, 980M or 970M notebook, you’ll receive a free downloadable copy of Tom Clancy’s The Division, giving you the keys to a digitized and dilapidated New York City.

If you are buying an eligible GeForce GTX GPU, system or notebook please ensure the seller is participating in the Tom Clancy’s The Division GeForce GTX bundle; NVIDIA cannot provide download codes and coupons for purchases made at non-participating retailers and e-tailers.

 

Participating Retailers And E-Tailers

Here is the full list of participating retailers and e-tailers :

E-Tailers System Partners Authorised Board Partners
NVIDIA AVA Direct ASUS
Amazon.com Digital Storm eVGA
B&H iBuyPower Gigabyte
Canada Computers Origin MSI
Fry’s Electronics Razer PNY
MemoryExpress VelocityMicro Zotac
Newegg

 

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX VR Ready Programme Announced

Jan. 5, 2015—NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today unveiled the GeForce GTX VR Ready programme to help gamers navigate their way to great virtual reality experiences.

The company has partnered with PC and notebook makers and add-in card providers to deliver “GeForce® GTX® VR Ready” systems and graphics cards that deliver an immersive VR gaming experience. The programme minimises confusion regarding which equipment is necessary to play the range of VR games and applications increasingly coming to market.

Delivering a great VR experience demands seven times the graphics processing power of traditional 3D games and applications – driving framerates above 90 frames per second (fps) for two simultaneous images (one for each eye).

“For customers, navigating an emerging technology like VR can be daunting,” said Jason Paul, general manager of emerging technologies at NVIDIA. “We’re working with trusted partners worldwide to simplify the buying process with a GeForce GTX VR Ready badge that will let customers quickly identify PCs or add-in cards that are capable of handling the demands of VR.”

NVIDIA® GPUs are at the heart of the VR ecosystem and are powered by the award-winning NVIDIA Maxwell graphics architecture, which was created with VR in mind. In addition to powering fast framerates, it includes unique VR features, such as support for NVIDIA Multi-Res Shading, which boosts performance by up to 50 percent while maintaining image quality and reducing latency.

NVIDIA provides the fastest performance and lowest latency for VR experiences through a combination of its Maxwell-class GTX GPUs, NVIDIA Game Ready Drivers and its software tools for developers, NVIDIA GameWorks VR and NVIDIA DesignWorks VR.

 

VR Ready Support From PC Builders

The world’s leading PC vendors are participating in the GeForce GTX VR Ready programme.

“As trailblazers in gaming and graphics, Alienware and NVIDIA are committed to providing great turnkey VR experiences. The programme will guide customers to the products that will delight them. Maxwell-based GPUs are a great match for VR experiences, and cards like the GeForce GTX 970 help Alienware PCs set the industry standard.” — Frank Azor, general manager, Alienware

“NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX VR Ready programme makes VR easy and enjoyable. NVIDIA is helping to lead the industry forward. Its Maxwell-powered graphics cards provide the horsepower and low latency needed for VR. And its GameWorks VR platform provides developers the necessary tools to create the next bestselling VR game of the future.” — Wallace Santos, CEO and founder, MAINGEAR

“VR has traditionally been reserved for desktops, but NVIDIA has given notebooks such as the MSI GT72 Dominator and GT80 Titan with GeForce GTX 980 the necessary punch to bring virtual experiences to life while on the go. NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX VR Ready badge makes identifying VR capable machines easy and guarantees a fantastic and immersive gaming experience.” — Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America, MSI

 

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