Asus GeForce GTX 1070 STRIX OC Editi on 8GB

PC GAMER (UK) - - Hardware - www.asus.com £470

Although this par­tic­u­lar GTX 1070 se­verely stretches the def­i­ni­tion of a mid-range card, oth­ers can be had for un­der £400, and when it comes to per­for­mance the GTX 1070 is a great in­di­ca­tor of what pay­ing the ex­tra will get you. This was the only card on test to break through 100fps on ei­ther bench­mark and, in fact, it did it on both. As such you’ll know you’ll get smooth game­play on the lat­est games at 1440p and it’ll han­dle many games at ul­tra­w­ide 3440 x 1440 or 4K res­o­lu­tions too. All that and you still only need one eight-pin power con­nec­tor to pro­vide enough juice.

Like its Strix RX 480 sib­ling, this card is solidly built, has RGB-lit fans, there’s a glow­ing Repub­lic of Gamers logo on the back and it’s over­clocked. A nor­mal GTX 1070 runs at a base clock of 1506MHz and boosts to 1683MHz, while the Strix ver­sion starts at 1683MHz and boosts to 1885MHz.

It also stays whis­per-quiet while gam­ing and its fans are to­tally still when the PC is idling. Though, again, this is a very large card, so make sure to check if your case has room.

For pure value this is the sec­ond low­est card on test but as an in­di­ca­tor of what £400odd will get you, it’s a mighty im­pres­sive ex­am­ple.

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