Nvidia is known to release a better version of an existing graphics card with the words “Ti” at the end. We have seen it done in high-end cards before, and now we see it again. The already really powerful GTX 1070 is getting the “Ti” tag to its name, making it the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti.
The new 1070 Ti is an upgrade to the existing 1070, but the question here is by how much? The 1070 currently goes for $399 and the 1080 goes for around $549.
The 1070 Ti has more Cuda Cores than the 1070, and has almost as much as on the 1080. The clock speed also has the same gradual increment, although with 1080 being more powerful has the same amount of power consumption, not that it matters a lot. Basically what you get here is an incremental upgrade over the 1070 but isn’t quite as good as the 1080.
|8.0 Gbps||8.0 Gbps||8Gbps||10 Gbps||11 Gbps|
|Total Memory||4 GB GDDR5||6 GB GDDR5||8 GB GDDR5||8GB GDDR5||8 GB GDDR5X||11 GB GDDR5X|
The upgrade in specs goes in line with the increase in price, seems like Nvidia doesn’t want an untouched price range in their portfolio. The growing competition from AMD’s side might also have something to do with the 1070 Ti’s existence.
In conclusion, the 1070 was already a capable graphics card, and the 1070 Ti improves on it. The $150 price gap between the 1070 and 1080 has been closed down and now, for someone who needs more horsepower than the 1070 but doesn’t want to shell out the extra for the 1080 have somewhere to fall back on.
The 1070 Ti is already available for pre-orders and the shipping is expected to start from November 2nd. What do you think of the 1070 Ti, would you shell out the extra for the 1080 or just go for the cheaper 1070? Let us know in the comments section.