In case you missed it back when it was announced, the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 Ti is based on the same 16nm GP104 GPU as the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 but comes with a single disabled SM cluster, leaving it with 2432 CUDA cores, 152 TMUs and 64 ROPs. It comes with 8GB of 8.0GHz-clocked GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit memory interface, just as the GTX 1070, but also the same 180W TDP, as the GTX 1080, which, paired up with 1607MHz GPU base and 1683MHZ GPU Boost clocks, placed it nicely between the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080.
Geforce GTX 1070 Ti, especially the Founders Edition, fits nicely between the GTX 1070 and Geforce GTX 1080, and even outperforms AMD's Radeon RX Vega 56 in most scenarios. This does not apply to the games where RX Vega series graphics cards perform quite well, including the recently launched Forza Motorsport 7 and Destiny 2, where even the Radeon RX Vega 56, outperforms the GTX 1080, at both its targeted 1440p resolution and even 4K/UHD gaming.
Despite earlier rumors and Nvidia's weird ban on factory-overclocked graphics cards, the Geforce GTX 1070 Ti actually has a decent overclocking potential, with even the reference Founders Editions reaching over +200MHz for the maximum GPU Boost clock and easily outperforming even the Geforce GTX 1080.
Although some rumors suggested that the GTX 1070 Ti could launch closer to the US $400 mark, we kinda guessed the US $449 launch price tag. Of course, this is the MSRP and the price of the Founders Edition graphics card and we expect custom versions to carry a price premium. We also still do not know if the GTX 1070 Ti will also be a victim of the "mining frenzy", which could also somewhat raise the price.
The US $449 also leaves a sour taste for those that bought the Geforce GTX 1080, which launched at US $599 MSRP and US $699 for the Founders Edition, with currently the cheapest one selling for around US $520. If the GTX 1070 Ti retains its US $449.99 MSRP, it makes the GTX 1080 rather pointless as you can get pretty much the same performance for less money.
In any case, the Geforce GTX 1070 Ti did what it had to do and has put a lot of pressure on AMD's RX Vega series lineup, but at a cost of becoming a competition to the Geforce GTX 1080. AMD is still plagued by a low supply of RX Vega series graphics cards and custom versions are nowhere to be found.
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