Well, I finally got my hands on two GTX 1070’s and you guys know what that means. As soon as I finished up writing about the second card, I jumped right into SLI testing. With the card availability being tough getting two matching cards might be tough, so before you do that I thought it would be good to see just how much you can benefit from running two cards. On top of that, I wanted to find out if you are better off getting a single GTX 1080 over the GTX 1070 pair. So I ran the cards through our normal benchmark suite. Unlike a card review, though, I jump right into the testing and for the most part I let the numbers speak for themselves. So hang on.

Product Names: MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G and Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming

Review Samples Provided by: MSI and Gigabyte

Written by: Wes

Testing by: Wes

Amazon Links: MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G and Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming


MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G Specifications
Graphics Engine NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1070
Bus Standard PCI Express x16 3.0
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size(MB) 8192
Memory Interface 256-bit
Core Clock Speed(MHz)

1797 MHz / 1607 MHz (OC Mode)

1771 MHz / 1582 MHz (Gaming Mode)

1683 MHz / 1506 MHz (Silent Mode)

Memory Clock Speed(MHz) 8108 (OC Mode)
Maximum Displays 4
Power consumption (W) 150
Multi-GPU Technology SLI, 2-Way
Recommended Power Supply (W) 500
HDCP Support 2.2
Output DisplayPort x 3 (Version 1.4) / HDMI (Version 2.0) / DL-DVI-D
Virtual Reality Ready Y
Digital Maximum Resolution 7680 x 4320
Power Connectors 6-pin x 1, 8-pin x 1
DirectX Version Support 12
OpenGL Version Support 4.5
Card Dimension(mm) 279 x 140 x 42 mm
Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming Specifications
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


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #38003 13 Jul 2016 18:03
Today I take a look at the SLI performance of the GTX 1070

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