COLORFUL iGAME GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan XTOP Review

Published: 22nd Nov 2017, 22:12 GMT   Comments

iGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan XTOP

This time around NVIDIA is not making a GTX 1060 Ti model, instead, we are given an option of GTX 1070 Ti, a card that is a hybrid between GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. Basically, graphics processor in GTX 1070 Ti lacks 128 CUDA cores from the full silicon. It also ships with GDDR5 memory instead of GDDR5X. The most important change, however, is how custom cards are affected by new NVIDIA policy: there are no factory-overclocked models.

Colorful’s iGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan XTOP is a premium card based on a new design introduced few months ago. It’s a 2.5-slot card with a triple-fan cooling solution. The card is huge and heavy and it will rip your skin apart if you won’t handle it with care. Meet iGame Vulcan XTOP.

The new variant of GP104 comes with 2432 CUDA cores enabled. This is actually 16th variant of GP104 available (including mobile, professional and consumer products).

AT A GLANCE
16nm
GP104-300
24328GB G5
256b
1607 / 1683  MHz649 USD
GRAPHICS
PROCESSOR
CUDA
CORES
MEMORY
CONFIGURATION
BASE /
BOOST CLOCK
PRICE

This approach to 3-fan design is not new, some readers may immediately think of AORUS brand, which also offers models with an X-shaped shroud covering the middle fan.

I thought it might be interesting to compare GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan XTOP to GTX 1070 XTOP. The predecessor was narrower, but almost just as long. It also came with three fans, but there was no fancy LED lighting like we have on Vulcan.

The most prominent feature of Vulcan is the iGame Status Monitor (LCD). This is where all important data (such as temperature, fan speed, core clock or memory usage) are displayed.

Colorful iGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan XTOP Specifications
VideoCardz.comGeForce GTX 1080 11GbpsiGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan XTOPGeForce GTX 1070
Fabrication Process16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
GPUGP104-400GP104-300GP104-200
CUDA Cores
 
2560
 
2432
 
1920
TMUs
 
160
 
152
 
160
ROPs
 
64
 
64
 
64
Base Clock
 
1607 MHz
 
1607 MHz
 
1506 MHz
Boost Clock
 
1733 MHz
 
1683 MHz
 
1683 MHz
Eff. Mem. Clock
 
11 Gbps
 
8 Gbps
 
8 Gbps
Memory
 
8GB GDDR5X
 
8GB GDDR5
 
8GB GDDR5
Memory Bus
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
TDP
 
180W
 
180W
 
150W
Power Connector1x 8-pin2x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Review Contents
Page 1 Introduction & Overview
Page 2 A closer look
Page 3 Testing platform & methodology
Page 4 GAME Battlefield 1 ● Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Page 5 GAME The Division ● Doom
Page 6 GAME Ghost Recon: Wildlands ● Prey ● Rise of the Tomb Raider
Page 7 GAME Sniper Elite 4 ● Witcher 3
Page 8 OVERCLOCKING
Page 9 STABILITY Core Clock ● Fan Speed
Page 10 STABILITY Temperature ● Noise Levels ● Power Consumption
Page 11 BENCHMARKS 3DMark Fire Strike ● Time Spy ● VRMark ● Unigine Superposition
Page 12 CONCLUSION




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