Retail launch on June 10
Nvidia has finally lifted the GTX 1070 NDA, allowing selected sites to publish their reviews and show us that Nvidia GTX Titan X and Radeon R9 Fury X killer. Coming with a US £379 MSRP (US £449 for the Founders Edition), the Geforce GTX 1070 aims to be the new Geforce GTX 970, which, although it had plenty of problems at the start, was still one of the best selling and most praised graphics cards in the Maxwell lineup.
In case you missed it earlier, the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 is based on the GP140-200-A1 GPU which lacks a single GPC block, which means it ends up with 1920 CUDA cores and 120 TMUs but still has 64 ROPs, just like the GTX 1080.
The reference GTX 1070 is clocked at 1506MHz base and 1683MHz Boost clocks and comes with 8GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 2000MHz (8000MHz effective) and 256-bit memory interface, for a total memory bandwidth of 256GB/s. It has a 150W TDP, needs a single 8-pin PCI-Express power connector and has three DisplayPort 1.4, single HDMI 2.0b and single DL-DVI outputs.
According to what we can see from these published reviews, the GTX 970 easily reaches into GTX Titan X and 980 Ti performance levels, except in some cases and higher 4K/UHD resolution. It brings significant improvements over the GTX 970, the graphics card it actually needs to replace on the market and brings significant architecture improvements, thanks to the Pascal GPU. Those currently running GTX 980 Ti might not worry and should wait for the rumored GTX 1080 Ti, but those coming from GTX 970 will certainly feel the performance difference.
When it comes to AMD, the GTX 1070 is significantly cheaper than the Radeon R9 Fury X, but still offers pretty much the same performance, especially at 1080p and 1440p resolutions, making the GTX 1070 the perfect graphics card for those gaming at 1440p.
You can check out some of the reviews below.