PNY GTX 1070 XLR8 OC Gaming 8GB Graphics Card Review
Peter Donnell / 7 months ago
A Closer Look
PNY has put a lot of effort into creating a unique looking graphics card. The shroud is massive, making room for three of their high-performance XLR8 fans, which span the length of a massive two-part heat sink that should allow the card to maintain its overclocked speeds without throttling.
At the back of the card, you can see part of the heat sink is exposed, which should allow a little bit of air to flow around the card, moving more heat away with it.
I love the heavy duty, almost industrial build quality too, with exposed bolts on the exterior card clamping the metal trim and fans to the main housing of the graphics card. It’s certainly an aggressive design, but for anyone building a gaming rig, that’s no doubt a good thing.
Connectivity is robust, with a 3 x DP, 1 x HDMI, and 1 x DVI, ensuring you can connect all the most common display types, as well as multi-display setups.
The card is quite long, as be sure to measure your rig before you order one. Power delivery shouldn’t be too much trouble though, with just a single 8-pin power connector required.
Around the back of the card, a gorgeous matte black finished backplate, which helps with the overall strength of the card but also helps passively cool the PCB.
Overall, this is one gorgeous looking graphics card and is sure to look great in your system.