Amidst all the smartphones that have been launched these past two months and clearly dominating the tech news media was, well, its no secret the smartphones, Your thoughts on the iPhone X? If you get that bit of sarcasm. Meanwhile in the PC hardware realm, flying under the radar there have been some graphics cards that have caught my attention that have launched onto the market, one being the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. Well interesting devices or hardware that reign inquisitive thoughts and seemingly are impressive we have to crack it open and see what key components that drives the engine.
The GeForce GTX 1070Ti is based on the very same GP 104 GPU platform that operates the GTX 1070 and 1080 which by the way are graphics card for the gaming enthusiast. The main target from NVIDIA in terms of competition is to rival AMD's newly released RX Vega 56.
With that said, lets crack open the GTX 1070 Ti and examine its core components that drives the engine.
Right off the back the glaring difference between the GTX 1070 and 1070 Ti is the CUDA core count, the latter ( GTX 1070 Ti) have 2432 which amounts a great deal of processing cores. When it comes to processing speed, the base clock is 1607MHz with a boost clock coming in at 183MHz. Just to add, the fabrication process measures just 16 nm. A chip die that small means you have a GPU that does not consume a great deal of power and not dissipate a lot of heat.
On Memory Front
Plenty of memory within the GTX 1070 Ti at 8GB, that amount of RAM within a graphic card believe it or not is standard in most, if not all flagship graphic cards. Memory speed is well, fast, 8Gbps, the memory interface ( the width) is 256-bit. When it comes to bandwidth, the GTX 1070 Ti measres 256 (GB/sec).
The Power Thermals
The expected max GPU temperature for the GTX 1070Ti is at 94 degrees which is good, that's a testament to the shrunken chip die which once again is 16 nm. It takes approximately 180 Watts to power up the entire graphic card, the recommended power you'll need is 500 Watts. For me though, my suggestion is to up the wattage to about 650 just to be on the safe side. You'll need to use a 8-pin power connector to connect from the power supply.