ASUS STRIX GTX 1070 Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅01-09-16

Product on Review: ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING
Manufacturer & Sponsor: ASUS
Street Price: £439.99 GBP / $450 USD

NVIDIA’s GTX 10 series launch can be marked out as one of their most enthralling yet – surprise, intrigue and excitement have all been pivotal factors in the release of the GTX 1060, 1070, and 1080. And while the aftershocks of such prominent unveilings can still be felt these many weeks after, the enthusiasm hasn’t died down. Today, we turn to ASUS for a detailed look at their STRIX GTX 1070.

Under observation today is the ASUS STRIX GTX 1070 – a graphics card which bears the renowned DirectCU III cooling system. This cooler, like the versions before it, seeks to bring down temperatures and do so while maintaining low-noise levels. Along with the cooler we also have some additional features which should help to separate this GTX 1070 from others – twin fan headers are situated at the end of the card and an additional HDMI 2.0 resides on the rear IO panel. On top of all this, ASUS has also modified the GPU clock speed and bumped it up by 10% in a bid to boost framerates and hopefully allow this card to take the spotlight by climbing up the performance charts.

ASUS on their STRIX 1070
ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1070 gaming graphics cards are packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU III Technology with Patented Wing-Blade Fans for 30% cooler and 3X quieter performance, and Industry-only Auto-Extreme Technology for premium quality and the best reliability. Aura RGB Lighting enables a gaming system personalization and VR-friendly HDMI ports let gamers easily enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences. ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1070 also has GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster that provides intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.

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