NVIDIA GTX 1070 Ti is Overclockable, In Stores November 2
Ron Perillo / 9 months ago
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is now officially launched, but there were plenty of questions surrounding the card before its release. One of this was whether the card is overclockable. Up until this point, NVIDIA always allowed overclocking on their card, but locking some features is not exactly too unbelievable coming from them. As it turns out, the frequency lock is only for the partners so all GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics cards have the same frequencies out of the box. This includes custom PCB and custom cooling models with better VRMs than the reference.
With this news, overclocking expectations are high and this should certainly crush any remaining hopes of the RX Vega. Which is why NVIDIA did it in the first place. With the GDDR5X shortage, they cannot make enough GTX 1080 graphics cards. They did not want to cannibalize the GTX 1080 GPU stock by making GTX 1070, so the GTX 1070 Ti is a win-win compromise on their part. They can sell it at a higher price than the GTX 1070, while using GDDR5 and it hits AMD where it hurts the most. The GTX 1070 Ti will retail starting at £419 or $449.
NVIDIA GTX 1070 Ti Overclockability Confirmation
In case you need further proof. Above is the sample of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti overclock with an MSI Afterburner. Stay tuned for our reviews when the embargo lifts on November 2.
In fact here is NVIDIA’s official statement on the card, approving overclocking.
“We designed the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti to be an overclocking monster with plenty of headroom for gamers to crank up the clock speeds. And our partners have built cards with thermals and power supplies that allow gamers to push performance way past stock specifications.”
Pre-orders Available Now
Various models are available for pre-order now, but the actual card will be present in stores starting November 2. That is also the actual embargo date for the reviews (At least for some sites who follow the NDA). EVGA for example has four different models, while ASUS is offering five different versions.