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Nvidia officially launches Geforce GTX 1070 to retail/e-tail

by on10 June 2016

Cheapest one in Europe costs €479

Nvidia has now officially launched its US $379/$439 priced Geforce GTX 1070 graphics card to shops and although we already seen some reviews earlier, some have been published today.

Based on Nvidia's 16nm GP104 GPU, the Geforce GTX 1070 comes with 1920 CUDA cores, 120 TMUs, 64 ROPs and 8GB of GDDR5 memory, paired up with a 256-bit memory interface. The base GPU clock on the reference versions works at 1506MHz while the GPU Boost clock is set at 1683MHz. Unlike the GTX 1080, which comes with 10GHz clocked GDDR5X memory, Nvidia has used 8GB of a more standard GDDR5 memory clocked at 2000MHz (8.0GHz effective), for a total memory bandwidth of 256GB/s.

The Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, as Nvidia likes to call its reference version these days, looks the same as the GTX 1080 Founders Edition so you will be getting the same blower style cooler with the same three DisplayPort 1.4, one HDMI 2.0b and one dual-link DVI-D output configuration. 

According to Nvidia, the official MSRP for the Geforce GTX 1070 is set at US $449 for the Founders Edition and US $379 for cheaper reference version which should eventually come from Nvidia AIB partners. There will be plenty of custom versions as well as currently, the cheapest Geforce GTX 1070 listed in Europe are actually custom versions coming from Gainward and Inno3D, which both have a dual-fan cooling solution and comes with a price of €479 and €469, respectively. On the other hand, the cheapest available GTX 1070 graphics card is ASUS GTX 1070 Founders Edition, selling for €499.

The situation is not better in the US either, as according to some reports, the GTX 1070 graphics cards have been listed for well over US $500. Usual suspects like, and are still to list any GTX 1070 graphics cards. The demand for GTX 1070 is expected to be high so we suspect that it will be quite hard to find it.

While some reviews have appeared earlier, today is the official launch date so reviews from usual sites have just went online and most agree on the same thing, that the GTX 1070 is a great card at US $379/$449 although we suspect it will be hard to find it at that price. The card offers impressive performance boost, even beating Titan X in some benchmarks and offers great power efficiency. The GTX 970 was very popular, despite its 3.5GB memory issue and we are quite sure that GTX 1070 could be on the same path.

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