It’s crazy that even a month later, GTX 1080’s and GTX 1070’s are still hard to come by. On my last call with Nvidia, they kept talking about how production has been ramped up at a much faster rate than in the past. Hopefully, this will translate to more availability. While you wait though I did want to take a look at the Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming and see how it compares to the 1070 from MSI. I’m especially curious how the triple fan cooler will perform compared to the huge dual fans of the MSI. So today I’m going to take a look at the GTX 1070 G1 Gaming’s features then run it through our benchmark suite and see where it lands. Enjoy!

Product Name: Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming

Review Sample Provided by: Gigabyte

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon link: HERE


Graphics Processing GeForce GTX 1070
Core Clock

Boost: 1822 MHz/ Base: 1620 MHz in OC Mode

Boost: 1784 MHz/ Base: 1594 MHz in Gaming Mode

Memory Clock 8008 MHz
Process Technology 16 nm
Memory Size 8 GB
Memory Bus 256 bit
Card Bus PCI-E 3.0 x 16
Memory Type GDDR5
DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5
Digital max resolution 7680x4320 (requires 2*DP1.3 connectors)
Multi-view 4

Dual-link DVI-D *1

HDMI-2.0b*1 (Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @60 Hz)

Display Port-1.4 *3 (Max Resolution: 7680x4320 @60 Hz)

Recommended PSU 500W
Power Connectors 8 pin*1
Card size H=41 L=280 W=114 mm

After all of the drama with a few other manufacturers sending cards with their cards running different firmware than retail cards I made sure to include a GPUz screenshot from the 1070 G1 Gaming. What this tells us is that Gigabyte has our card running the correct clock speed. For full disclosure I also want to point out that this means this card is at a bit of a disadvantage as the GTX 1070 from MSI that I tested was running at 1607 MHz for its base clock and 1797 MHz for its boost clock compared to the G1 Gaming’s Gaming Mode that is default with a base clock of 1594 MHz and a boost clock of 1784. I will get into it more in the performance section, but the Gigabyte card does have a higher overclock mode setting than the MSI should you want to run it.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #37987 08 Jul 2016 17:35
Today I check out the Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming
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dodge9 replied the topic: #38254 01 Dec 2016 03:48

Thank you for your comprehensive GPU reviews - yours is the only site which tests overall cooling and noise (i.e. running the cards at stock vs full fan speeds at load temps) - which helps confirm which cards are have the most efficient coolers.

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