As the GTX 1070 Ti was just announced not too long ago. It was first a rumor, then it became hot news when NVIDIA made the official announcement. Not too long after that, ASUS announced their brand new ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition with the codename ROG-STRIX-GTX1070Ti-A8G-Gaming. We have it here with us, and let’s take a look at how it performs.

One thing to note is that the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition has the word “binned” on the box itself. Well, this raised some interesting questions.

Specifications

NVIDIA GTX 1080 ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition NVIDIA GTX 1070 Ti NVIDIA GTX 1070
CUDA Cores 2560 2432 2432 1920
Texture Units 160 152 152 120
ROPs 64 64 64 64
Core Clock 1607MHz Gaming Mode (Default): 1607MHz
OC Mode: 1683MHz
1607MHz 1506MHz
Boost Clock 1733MHz Gaming Mode (Default): 1683MHz
OC Mode: 1759MHz
1683MHz 1683MHz
TFLOPs (FMA) 9 TFLOPS  8.1 TFLOPS  8.1 TFLOPS 6.5 TFLOPS
Memory Clock 10 Gbps GDDR5X 8Gbps GDDR5 8Gbps GDDR5 8Gbps GDDR5
Memory Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
VRAM 8GB  8GB  8GB  8GB

Unboxing

When it comes to the box, the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition has a pretty standard ROG Strix packaging design language. It shows the graphics card with the three fans and the stylized STRIX word in RGB. After all, ASUS is really pushing the Aura Sync feature hard.

Review - ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition 1One thing that caught our eyes is the sticker that says “advanced binned”. That implies that the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition has binned chips, don’t it?

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced (2)

Behind the box is where the features are highlighted.

Opening up the box reveals a few common things – a driver disc, documentations, and a couple of velcro cable ties to help cable management.

Appearance

The card itself is pretty in-line with the traditional ROG STRIX graphics card design. Nothing has changed since the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 that we reviewed here. The shroud is the same. The backplate is the same also.

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced (5)The shroud itself is all black in color, but those translucent linings the flank both sides of the fans are illuminated when powered on. These lights are obviously customizable via software since it’s Aura Sync compatible.

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced (6)

At the back of the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition is where the blackplate is found, obviously. The huge ROG logo at the side of the backplate is also illuminated when powered on.

The backplate is necessary in this case too, as the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition has a beefy heatsink underneath the shroud. Since the box itself did highlight the word “binned”, I presume that ASUS expects people to overclock this card and hence the beefy heatsink.

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced (16)

At the back of the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition, there are a total of 5 display outputs – 2x DisplayPort, 2x HDMI 2.0, and a single DVI-D.

Performance Test

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced (17)

Test Rig Configuration
CPU Cooler XSPC RayStorm Pro Ion AX240
CPU Intel Core i7 8700K @5.0GHz
Motherboard ROG Maximus X Apex
Memory Apacer Panther Rage Illumination DDR4 @16GB
Primary Hard Drive ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB SSD
Power Supply Be Quiet! Straight Power 10 600W
Chassis Cooler Master Test Bench V1.0

We have the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition compared against a GTX 1080 Founders Edition to see how well can it handle the selected AAA titles.

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Games Benchmark (1)

From the result above, we can see that there’s still a slight gap between both the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition and the GTX 1080 Founders Edition.

Overclocked Test

From the games benchmark result, we can see that the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition is able to perform quite close to a GTX 1080 Founders Edition easily on some titles. We then overclocked the card to see how far can it go up against a GTX 1080 on stock settings.

Using EVGA Precision X OC, we’re able to push the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition to 2139MHz (boost) with the following settings:

  • +235 GPU clock
  • +408 memory clock

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Fire Strike Time Spy 3DMark Overclock (1)

From the chart above, we can see that the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition now performs better than the GTX 1080 Founders Edition (not overclocked) after overclocked. Do note that we have not overclocked the GTX 1080 Founders Edition in this test,

Temperature

With the 0db fan design, it’s no surprise if the idle temperature of the card hovering around 46°C. The fan will start to spin as soon as the temperature of the GPU hits 63°C.

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced (15)

With the fan running on default mode, the highest temperature recorded during our FurMark stress test session 74°C. With fan running at maximum speed, the highest temperature recorded during our stress test is 67°C.

Verdict

There’s nothing much to complain Compared to most of the options available in the market, we’d say that the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition has a more approachable appearance when it comes to a themed build. There’s nothing much for us to complain on its cooling performance – it’s doing a lot better compared to a founders edition card, but there are still room for improvement, especially on the contact point for other components. The shroud design are very well designed where users are given the appropriate amount of flexibility to opt for full black a appearance, or any color that is aligned with your current build.

As for its performance, the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition can handle majority of the AAA titles with ease even when it’s running on its stock settings. Overclocking the card will of course give you that extra juice you need, and it can even outperform a non-overclocked GTX 1080 on most occasion. But do bear in mind that a GTX 1070 Ti is definitely not going to cannibalize the GTX 1080 anytime soon.

The ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition is priced at RM 3,399, which is almost the same price of a less fancy GTX 1080. Though, there are users who fancies RGB lighting on their components, and if you’re one of these users, then the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Advanced Edition is yours to consider for.

Pros

  • Good performance and aesthetics
  • Comes with a metal backplate that enhances the rigidity of the card
  • Decent cooling performance
  • Full black shroud with RGB lighting which can be disabled via software
  • Not over-exaggerated RGB LED design
  • Compatible with ASUS AURA Sync

Cons

  • Costly

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