The most noticeable feature of this GTX 1070 from MSI is that is has an additional 6 pin power connector intended to ensure smooth power delivery. The most confusing part is the branding, a GAMING X is better than a GAMING Z which is better than a GAMING which is better than a non-GAMING 1070. The factory overclock on the card pushes the boost clock to 1771MHz and [H]ard|OCP also tested it the best overclock they could manage, a base clock of 1692MHz and a boost clock of 1882MHz. Check out the effect that had on gameplay in their full review.
"We have MSI’s new GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING X 8G video card to evaluate today. We will push this GPU as high as we can, and see how the overclock compares to the default factory overclock, and a Founders Edition NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070. This video card is a fully custom retail video card with the Twin Frozr VI cooling system. "
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1070 O8G-GAMING @ [H]ard|OCP
- ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Graphics Card @ Custom PC Review
- ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Strix Graphics Card Review @ Techgage
You can add 50 x 8-pin
You can add 50 x 8-pin connectors to a 1070 but it won’t make a difference because they are all voltage locked.
Doing review and comparison
Doing review and comparison of overclocking is laughable. It is just luck and also review gpus are guaranteed to OC a lot to show product in good light.
Actually cyclops it will,
Actually cyclops it will, when I raise my voltage to max in afterburner, I get TDP throttling on my 1070.
People with Zotac 2x pci-e power cards get TDP maxing at about 60% with voltage cap, my card hits 108%briefly before throttling then it will hover around 95-103%.
It only throttles 1-2 clock bin’s but its still a throttle.