- Introduction, Packaging and Specification
- GPU Design
- Closer Look
- Utility Overview
- Test Bench and Testing Methodology
- Futuremark Benchmark
- OpenGL Benchmarks
- Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- GPU Computation Benchmark
- Folding at Home and LuxMark OpenCL Benchmark
- GPU Cooling and Manual OC Impressions
- Online Purchase Links
ASIC Quality and Overclocking
GPU-Z reports that the review unit’s ASIC quality is rated at 60.2%.
The GTX 1070 EXOC has an 88 MHz factory overclock. With this card, I’ve tried up to four times to find a stable base clock using its utility. The following overclocks were only stable enough for 3DMark Fire Strike ultra’s GPU Test 1, but crashed in GPU test 2.
In the end, I was able to get 102 MHz overclock over its 88 MHz factory overclock, therefore providing me 1698MHz base clock
With the factory overclock enabled by default, it is observed that the minimum speed is 50% even on idle. Furthermore, the manual fan controls does not allow me to decrease the fan speed below 50%. The only way I can decrease it is either by using MSI Afterburner or using the silent mode under its one-click OC.
Keep in mind that the fan keep was required to keep 80% for stable overclocks.