MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gam­ing 8G

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The MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gam­ing 8G is another 1070 Ti that im­presses with its cooler and build qual­ity, along with its com­pet­i­tive pric­ing. Its over­clock mode is set at an im­pres­sive 1683MHz base clock and 1759 MHz boost clock.

The MSI 1070 Ti uses the stal­wart Twin Frozr V cooler that is used across al­most all of MSI’s high end graph­ics cards, so it’s no sur­prise to see it used here. The card is built like a bat­tle­ship with a solid back plate and ad­di­tional metal heatsinks for cool­ing the com­po­nents. There’s also RGB func­tion­al­ity for the MSI logo on the side, though its use­ful­ness is lim­ited with a clash­ing set of red LEDs present on the cooler shroud.

The MSI fea­tures the stan­dard set of video ports which con­sist of three DP 1.4 ports, a HDMI 2.0b port and a DVI-D port. In­ter­est­ingly, this is the only card in the roundup to fea­ture dual power in­puts, with a 6-pin in­put present in ad­di­tion to the 8-pin as seen on the other mod­els in the test. This should pro­vide an ad­di­tional bit of head­room for se­ri­ous over­clock­ers.

The MSI comes with sev­eral util­i­ties in­clud­ing the pop­u­lar After­burner pro­gram along with the Gam­ing app that al­lows one click clock pro­files.

The MSI card is the qui­etest card of the roundup at the ex­pense of slightly higher tem­per­a­tures and hence a drop in boost clock here and there com­pared to the Asus. Still, the card was able to hold clocks well over 1900MHz, just a few MHz shy of the Asus, so it’s still very fast.

MSI rarely mis­step with its high end GPUs and the Gam­ing 8G is a com­pelling choice with its com­pet­i­tive price and ex­cel­lent cooler. If noise lev­els are your num­ber one pri­or­ity, this is the card for you.

CHRIS SZEWCZYK

built like a bat­tle­ship with a solid back plate and ad­di­tional metal heatsinks

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