Although Nvidia has not made any comment on the purpose of this card, we can easily assume that it’s because of RX Vega.
Last updated on 12 February 2018
Clearly, Nvidia, the undoubted market king of graphics cards, didn’t take this well. They are trying their best to steal the spotlight from their archenemy AMD once again with the new release. So they “ti”-ed it up.
GTX GeForce 1070 Ti Specifications
The GTX GeForce 1070 Ti features the same GP 104 processor like its siblings. This Pascal series chipset has always been a market favorite because of its potential.
The GP 104 is a 16nm processor with a die size of 314 mm². And it contains 7.2 billion transistors. The processor performs well in all conditions and provides top-notch performance in all aspects.
While the GTX 1070 has 1920 CUDA cores in place, the GTX 1070 Ti has 2432 CUDA cores. The GTX 1070 Ti lags behind the GTX 1080, which has 2560 CUDA cores, by 128 in terms of CUDA cores.
So, it looks like the GTX 1070 Ti has 27% more CUDA cores than the previous model while having 5% less than its successor. As a matter of fact, we see this similar trend between the three in all aspects.
The GP 104 processor of GTX 1070 Ti has a score of 64 ROP pixels per clock. This value is same in the other two graphics card I have mentioned before.
The GTX 1070 Ti is also capable of filtering 152 Texels per clock. In comparison 1070 can filter only 120 and 1080 filters 160.
Nvidia has set a base clock of 1607 MHz for the GTX 1070, a value which matches the 1080’s. While the base clock is same, the boost clocks differ.
1070 Ti has a boost clock of 1683 MHz which matches the boost clock frequency of the GTX 1070. But the GTX 1080 has a boost clock frequency of 1733 MHz.
Some early leaks suggested that the 1070 Ti would have a GDDR5X memory type. But it actually has GDDR5 with 256-bit memory interface just like 1070. The memory size is 8 GB and that gives us a memory bandwidth of 256 GB per second.
General and Mining Performance
As expected the performance figures are way better than a stock 1070 yet a tad bit lower than a stock 1080. This graphics card performs well in most modern titles and lives up to its name.
In all of our test cases, the card performed better than its main competitor, the RX Vega 56. The performance was so good that I for one became a believer!
While the graphics card performs all nice and dandy in the gaming sector, our main concern is the mining performance.
Although the driver is quite new and the product itself is fresh, we tried our best to squeeze as much performance as possible. We fiddled with the settings quite a bit, tried everything we could to make the card mining ready.
The initial mining performance is the card is quite impressive. The stock clocked card mines Ethereum at a hash rate of 31 MH/s. In comparison, the predecessor GTX 1070 has a hash rate of 30 MH/s and GTX 1080 has a hash rate of 25 MH/s.
Although this figure doesn’t look too spectacular, believe me in Ethereum mining even tiny boosts like this matter.
The figure looks even better while mining Zcash. The GTX 1070 Ti can handle about 460 solutions per second while 1070 barely reaches 430 Sol/s. A stock clocked GTX 1080 can mine Zcash at a rate of as much as 550 solutions per second.
Please keep in mind this is all stock clock figures. The card is expected to mine even better when overclocked.
Power Consumption Figures
Although the power rating of the 1070 Ti is set at 180W, a value similar to 1070, the power consumption rarely hit the 180W limit.
And this is acceptable – any modern PSU will be able to handle it without any issues. The projected total system power consumption value is somewhere near 300W on full load. This value will surely rise once the card is overclocked.
Nvidia has put an MSRP of 450 bucks on their newest release. But it is for the founders’ edition cards. Aftermarket vendors will most probably sell the card for around $500.
But right now, as the market is experiencing an acute shortage of graphics cards due to high demands, the prices can be as high as $900.
Even then the GTX 1070 Ti will prove to be bang for bucks.
Rumors Regarding Overclocking
A rumor regarding 1070 Ti plagued the whole internet and PC enthusiasts were shocked. The rumor stated that Nvidia has locked the 1070 Ti.
So end users like you and me cannot perform any overclocking at all. I don’t know really know whether it is a blatant attempt at sabotaging Nvidia’s new release or whether the rumor spreaders didn’t really understand Nvidia’s strategy.
But we can assume that the latter is the reason behind this rumor.
Nvidia asked all of its partners not to overclock their cards any further than the founders’ edition’s clock speed. But that doesn’t mean you as an end user cannot overclock it.
You can overclock as much as the card can handle and actually get more performance out of it. When overclocked a 1070 Ti can match a stock clocked 1080 without breaking a sweat.
For a card that is effectively priced $100 lesser than 1080, it is quite impressive. Maybe it is the main reason Nvidia doesn’t want out of the box overclock on this card.
Judging by the performance figures it is safe to say that the GTX 1070 Ti is more 1080 than 1070. For a lower price point it brings out 1080 like performance and it is more efficient than 1080 too. So, in my opinion, it can be a great addition to your mining rig.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti - Mining
Product Name: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
Product Description: Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti is the newest member of Nvidia's GTX 10 Series.
If we are ought to choose between 1070, 1080 I would definitely go with GTX 1070 Ti. The Graphics Card provides better hashrate and also uses the same electricity supply. The price difference may sometimes be a backslash but never mind it is good for mining.