EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 ICX Review, Raw Power!: Page 10 of 11
Posted by Mark Taliaferro on Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 8:00am
We used our ASRock Killer SLI/AC with 7800X 4.8GHz for all the game testing but it's not as good a video card overclocker as our ASUS Maximus Apex Z270 with 7700K. For overclocking the EVGA GTX 1070 Ti we went with the 7700K running at 4.8GHz on triple radiator EKWB cooling with our Corsair Vengeance Ram kit running at 3000MHz which should be obtainable by most 7700K owners and 3000MHz on the ram should cover a lot of readers. This gives us a better overclocking platform and more end users can afford 7700K and a decent motherboard with 3000MHz Ram. So our overclocking results are reproducible, easily matched speeds and a good measure for your overclocking adventures on your EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB FTW2 GAMING.
Now Overclocking we went with our ASUS Maximus IX Apex Z270 setup with 7700K running at 4.8GHz and Corsair Vengeance Ram running at 3000MHz, the Maximus Board is just a better video card overclocker and more end users use the 7700K than the HEDT 2066 the 7800X sits on. This gives us better overclocking with speeds our readers can achieve on a more affordable platform and being so is more pertinent to a larger group than the HEDT setup.
Overclocking is a process and we like to show you the progression with clean runs of FireStrike Extreme so let's get after it.
Here’s our stock shot of GPU-Z version 2.40 and they haven’t caught up with the GTX 1070 Ti yet so the release date and technology show as unknown but we see the advertised 2432 Shaders, 8GB of GDDR5 (Micron) and the 1607MHz Core and 1683 Boost clocks.
Here on our stock run, we got an 8699 score with no overclock a pretty decent score for a 7700K on a Maximus board.
We popped the Power Target up to 120% and the Temp Target auto adjusted to 91oC and we hit that core hard out of the gate with a +184MHz and the Memory at +175 that’s an increase in score of 504.
We broke the +200 core mark with +208MHz and the memory at +202MHz and got a nice little bump up to 9295 on FireStrike Extreme a 596 increase in score over the stock speed of the card.
The +208 was maxed on the core speed bump but we managed +242 on the memory which got us a 9374 score for a score increase over stock of 675 and that was all the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB FTW2 GAMING had to give us. Sure we could go up a few MHz but this is within 15MHz of the ragged edge both memory and core. It’s always best to back down 10 – 20MHz from the ragged edge of artifacts or driver lockups it’s just more stable and safer. Really a card this powerful you don’t need an overclock.