The Pascal series has been incredible. We’ve had more variants than ever before, and the PC market is growing. There is a graphics card at every price point and for every need. Nearly 18 months after Pascal series came, we have another new variant in it. This time, it is the Nvidia 1070 Ti sitting between 1070 and 1080.

Here are the specs of Nvidia 1070 Ti against 1070 and 1080:

Spec 1070 1070 Ti 1080
CUDA Cores 1920 2432 2560
Core Clock 1506MHz 1607MHz 1607MHz
Boost Clock 1683MHz 1683MHz 1733MHz
Texture Units 120 152 160
Memory Clock 8Gbps 8Gbps 10Gbps
Energy Required 150W 180W 180W
Price Rs. 35,000 Rs. 40,000 Rs. 50,000

 

From the spec sheet, there is a significant jump in the clock speed from Nvidia 1070 to Nvidia 1070 Ti. But not so much between 1070 Ti and 1080. There are other minor differences in clock speeds and texture units.

The Pascal Series is a massive improvement over the Maxwell series. The Maxwell cards make use of 28 nm processor which are power hungry. Pascal series, however, makes use of 16 nm processor which is extremely energy-efficient and reducing the processor size gives space for more components. Due to the power efficiency, most of the Pascal series cards consume very less power, making use of just 150W and a single 8-Pin connector.

Hardware and Design

As always, we reviewed the Founders Edition of 1070 Ti. At this point, it is tough to differentiate the Reference editions of the top NVIDIA cards. All of them carry the same design. But why change the design which works. The card has single blower fan and a metal backplate.

On one side there’s the SLI port. 1070 Ti supports two-way SLI. For connectivity, 1070 Ti has one HDMI port, three Display Ports and one DVI port just like 1070 and 1080.

Software

Nvidia 1070 Ti brings the usual software features along with it which make NVIDIA cards great. Simultaneous Multi-Projection makes it easy for multi-monitor gaming up to 16 monitors and with Ansel, you’ll be able to take incredibly detailed 360 screenshots in games that support it.

Benchmarks

For Benchmarks, we ran 1070 Ti with 1070 and 1080 with some of the latest titles. The benchmarks were done with a few games running in the highest possible settings. Here are the numbers for you to see:

Conclusion

Why does the 1070 Ti exist so late into the Pascal series? We’d have to look into the price structure. 1070 is priced at roughly Rs. 35,000, 1070 Ti at Rs. 40,000 and 1080 at Rs. 50,000. There’s a huge performance difference between 1070 and 1070 Ti and that upgrade costs only Rs. 5,000. Comparing with that, the performance upgrade between 1070 Ti and 1080 is not a lot for Rs. 10,000.

1070 Ti is the perfect value for money. The performance is almost as good as the 1080 and costs Rs. 10,000 lesser. But if you want the best and don’t mind spending, it’s still 1080 and 1080 Ti.

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