Zotac GTX 1070Ti 8GB Amp Extreme Review, The Beast Calls!: Page 10 of 11
Posted by Mark Taliaferro on Monday, November 6, 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 MSI GTX 1070Ti 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 MSI GTX1070 Ti Gaming 8GB.
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.
Let’s kill two birds with one stone here this is the stock speed GPU-Z shot with the 1607MHz stock clock and the 1683MHz boost with memory running at 2GHz real 8GHz effective and we achieved a score of 8853 in Fire Strike Extreme.
We fire up Kombuster and Firestorm hit 1911MHz Boost and 8GHz memory. There’s also a quick peek at Spectra the 7 color RGB system which we found to be full featured and breathtaking. Notice even with Kombuster running we are at a cool 33oC with a fan speed of 39%. This is with the stock fan profile.
We banged that ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB AMP! EXTREME Edition core hard out of the gate with a +162MHz OC and popped that memory up to 2105MHz real 8420MHz effective and were rewarded with a nice increase in score to 9361! That’s an increase of 508 in the score not bad for a first pop OC.
We pushed the core and memory up +206MHz and got 3 clean runs of Fire Strike Extreme with this run scoring a 9493 an increase of 640 over the base clock of 1607MHz.
Now notice we are at power +25% with GPU MAX Volts setting at default! With those settings the overclock genie gave us +233MHz core making our base clock 1840MHz and the boost clock 1916MHz and a score of 9528 so we are nearing the end of our productive OC.
We ended up with a core at +233 and memory at +246 or a core clock of 1840MHz and a Boost of 1916MHz but we saw spikes higher than that. The 9572 score up from 9528 tells us we are at the end of our productive OC and this beauty is one heck of a good overclocker and remember it’s tested at the factory for 150MHz core OC and 200MHz memory so you know you are getting a good overclocker unlike the OC lottery on other models.