ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced GAMING 8GB Review: Page 6 of 10
Posted by Mark Taliaferro on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 8:00am
A Closer Look
Built on a 3 fan design the Auto Extreme Technology which uses a human free production process ensures that the DIrect-GPU Contact Heatpipes are in full contact with the GPU core providing better cooling through mistakeless robotic production. The Robotic process in combination with 2432 Shaders should terminate your games need for FPS with extreme prejudice.
The Patented Wing-Blade 0dB fans will actually stop running under 55o C for silent gaming and when they reach the trigger temperature they remain extremely quiet even under full load.
The cowling covers the Direct-GPU Contact Heatpipes which wind their way through the fins letting the fans whisk away excess heat efficiently.
For connectors, Asus went with VR friendly 2 x HDMI 2.0b and 2 x Display Port 1.4 and DL-DVI-D.
The backplate Asus chose is not only stylish it also leeches heat from the core allowing it to be migrated away from the core through the backplate which also prevents sagging.
You can have up to 4 cards running in SLI but 4 will only work for select benchmarks and with 3 it's the same situation. The drivers support Dual SLI gaming and unless you use hacked drivers two is all you need for gaming with SLI.
The Asus Strix Strix GTX 1070Ti Adv. is a single 8-pin PCIe power connector card so it draws 75W from the PCIe slot and 150W from the 8-pin making max power draw 225W the Asus page doesn't specify a specific TDP which we would guess to be in the 180W range.
The fans remained quiet during the entire testing session and the patented design is highly effective.
Last Asus provides two additional fan headers controlled by the video card itself letting the hardware take care of the fan profile. You should note that as soon as we plugged the card into the Asus Maximus Aura RGB synched to the motherboards default red color and when we tripped through the color settings and effects they seemed endless and breath taking.
For our test bed, we chose our X299 ASRock Killer SLI/AC with Intel I7 8700K overclocked to 5GHz, we can squeeze a little more out of our well-heeled CPU but 5GHz is pretty substantial and a bit safer than 5.2GHz at the cost of excessive added voltage. We are using Windows 10 Professional with all updates applied and updating disabled and the internet disabled to prevent any background internet communications skewing results. Games with built-in benchmarks we use the benchmarks, those without benchmarks we use 3 Fraps runs from the same save point using the same extended macro running the entire test. Tests are run 3 times and the average reported here.
CPU: Intel Core i7-7800X
Motherboard: ASROCK Killer SLI/AC
RAM: 32GB Kingston HyperX 3200Mhz
GPU: ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti STRIX-GTX1070TI-A8G-GAMING 8GB
SSDs: Kingston KC1000 480GB
PSU: SilverStone Silver Strider 1500W
OS: Windows 10 Professional X64
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