Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti A8G Gam­ing

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Asus 1070 Ti Strix Gam­ing is the most fea­ture packed vari­ant in our test. It’s no sur­prise that it comes with the high­est price, too. It has the joint high­est over­clock of the bunch, along with the MSI card, with a 1683MHz base clock and 1759MHz boost clock.

The Strix cooler is very ef­fec­tive with a huge sur­face area. When you pick it up you know it’s a se­ri­ous piece of kit with its ex­cel­lent build qual­ity and rigid­ity. It’s a 2.5 slot card, which you may need to take into con­sid­er­a­tion if space is lim­ited. It de­liv­ered the coolest tem­per­a­tures of the roundup and was sec­ond only to the MSI in fan noise, though the dif­fer­ence is min­i­mal in re­al­ity.

The Asus comes with unique fea­tures in­clud­ing a pair of fan head­ers suit­able for con­trol­ling ad­ja­cent sys­tem fans. The card is fed by a sin­gle 8-pin power con­nec­tor and is the only card in the test to fea­ture a pair of HDMI 2.0b ports in ad­di­tion to a pair of DP 1.4 ports and a DVI-D port. The Asus is a real looker too with the side lo­gos, back plate and shroud decked out with RGB light­ing con­trolled by the Asus Aura Sync app. If you like your PC to have a healthy dose of bling, this is the card you’ll want.

The Asus Strix de­liv­ered the fastest re­sults in our test­ing, and was eas­ily able to hold its boost clocks above 1900 MHz when set to OC mode with the GPU Tweak App. Tem­per­a­tures never went above 70c in our open test bench. Im­pres­sive!

Though it’s the most ex­pen­sive card in our test, it de­liv­ered the best per­for­mance and has the best fea­ture set. It’s a great choice if you need an im­promptu mur­der weapon as well as a GPU. It’s a true beast of a card! CHRIS SZEWCZYK

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