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MSI GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8G Review

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MSI GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8G Conclusion:

After testing this card from MSI, I see that at stock speeds the performance advantage over one of NVIDIA's Founders Edition cards is not that significant. In many games, it is within a single FPS at stock speeds. Taken at its worth that can be a swipe at MSI's work on this card. In short-term testing scenarios, this proves to be the case, as many cards are running dynamic clock speeds based on the thermal and power limits set in the card BIOS. What I have seen is that in longer testing scenarios, the cooler cards are going to maintain higher clock speeds for a longer term higher FPS result.

This is where MSI's Twin Frozer VI cooling shines when running at stock speeds and even when overclocked. A massive fin array with a total of six heat pipes that easily wick away the thermal load from the core via airflow from the Torx 2.0 ball bearing equipped fans. Running dead silent and 18 degrees Celsius cooler than the FE card, the cooling package proves to be a point of difference. Visually, the LED lighting fits right in with any of the RGB LED-equipped motherboards and memory modules on the market. As long as you get Mystic Lighting compatible parts, like the Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard, you can get that all important look.  

MSI uses its Military Class components, such as Hi-C Caps, Super Ferrite Chokes, and Japanese capacitors, to deliver a solid power supply that lets these cards overclock pretty well. This particular card was capable of a solid 2100MHz core clock speed with a bit of a boost in the core voltage. This clock speed proved to be stable when coupled with the boost in memory speed to 2258MHz. At these speeds, the MSI GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8G delivered measurable performance increases in just about every game. In Watch Dogs 2, however, the FE card was the better card by a very narrow margin at 1080p and 1440p resolutions. In most cases, the GTX 1070 Ti Titanium delivered between 3 and 9 FPS more than the overclocked FE card.

To get the most out of this card, you can use a couple of MSI's applications to improve your gaming experience. MSI's Afterburner can be used in the OS or even remotely with the Afterburner mobile app. The Gaming App is a tool that offers presets as well as some additional tools, such as Dragon Eye, to allow you to stream while playing your favorite games. MSI includes a trial subscription for WTFast to optimize your network connections when gaming.

Currently priced at $489, the MSI GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8G comes in at $489 or $479 when you use the current $10 rebate. This puts the pricing a bit above the $449 launch pricing of the GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition, but you get a card with so much more going for it. Now that AMD has stopped its pricing shenanigans and have returned pricing on the Vega 56 cards to $449+ and the Vega 64 cards to $549+, we get some pricing stability. If you are looking at the $450 to $500 range for your next card, the MSI GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8G is a good contender for your gaming funds.

Due to mining price on this card is now $760US. :(

Pros:

  • Stock performance
  • Overclocking
  • Twin Frozr cooling
  • Ball bearing-equipped Torx 2.0 fans
  • Mystic Light compatible
  • Gaming App
  • Pricing

 

Cons:

  • None


 

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