Value for Money - 88%
Quality - 90%
Look/Feel - 90%
Extra's/Features - 90%
So what do you get if you want the performance of a GTX1080 and the pricing of a GTX1070? The ASUS ROG STRIX GTX1070Ti Advance Gaming 8GB of course! Coming in at R8700 you would not think that this card gives almost the same performance as the Founders Edition GTX1080. It has about 10% fewer CUDA cores, Base and Boost clock speed than it’s bigger brother.
The ROG Strix GTX1070Ti A8G features an increased radiator on the card(by about 40% more), this coupled with there MaxContact and 0dB Technology makes your gaming experience cooler and quieter than your normal cards. I have found that I don’t notice when the cards fans actually spin up to cool the card. I love this feature, as sometimes I play late at night and you don’t want to wake the neighbourhood when playing games(well sometimes you do).
Speaking of cooling this card has a nice Hybrid cooling system, thanks to Asus FanConnect II software/hardware. On the card, you will find two 4 pin headers where you can connect your chassis fans too. When your system gets hotter it will kick the fans in your chassis into high gear and cool your whole system!
Performance wise I got smooth framerates all round in my games(played some Rise of the Tombraider, Total War Warhammer II and Ashes to the Singularity on max quality), with a constant 90-100FPS in games. I could not test 4k on the card as I am still a gamer that plays in 1920×1080(also 4k gsync screens are still pretty expensive).
The one thing that I also noticed about the card compared to my current GTX970(except that it was massively faster) is that there wasn’t really sag in the card. The ASUS ROG STRIX GTX1070Ti A8G is built like a tank, with the majority of the weight on the card being close to the mounting bracket. So you don’t have to buy an extra helping hand to keep the card upright in the case.
What I love about ASUS products and especially the ROG range of products is the nice 3year warranty that comes with the product. It also features ASUS Aura sync lighting on the rear shroud and highlights near the fan area.
Overall I am really pleased with the card, with buckets of performance, better weight distribution and quiet cooling the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX1070Ti A8G will really be a worthwhile upgrade for most gamers. The only thing that might be a bit of a problem is that for a R1000 more you can get a stock standard GTX1080(but who want stock standard). This is your local mad scientists signing out….can’t wait for a special on a 4k G-sync screen for better tests
- 3 Year Warranty
- VR Ready
- ASUS Aura Sync
Estimated RRP: R8700
- Has the same type of performance as a stock GTX1080
- It has almost no sag in the back plate
- 0dB Technology, good for when you playing MOBA’s
- Cheaper than a RTX2070/2080
- For about R1000 more you can get a GTX1080