Gainward GTX1070 & GTX1080 GLH Phoenix Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Gainward GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 Phoenix Review


The Gainward Golden Sample range has been around from the days when OC3D was just a glint in the milkman's eye. The name Golden Sample has never completely translated into English. It's one of those things where we all know what they mean by it, but it doesn't quite work.

Sensing this, Gainward's latest pair of graphics cards are under their Phoenix umbrella. We first saw this with the GTX 980 Ti, and whilst there is a slight change in the design, Gainward have kept the main elements of their high-end numbers, namely a beefy cooler working with a heavily overclocked GPU.

Beyond these unique details the underlying Pascal GPU still boasts all the features we've seen so far, so you can be sure that there will be fantastic performance allied to excellent power efficiency and a handy performance hike from the GPU Boost 3.0 technology.

Technical Specifications

Both Phoenix cards come with a handy GPU clock boost when compared to their standard counterparts. Keeping everything cool is a 2.5 slot width fan and heatsink combination which combines beefy heatpipes with direct copper contact. However, rather than just describe the cooler, let's take a look.

GTX 1070

Gainward GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 Phoenix Review

GTX 1080

Gainward GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 Phoenix Review

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Most Recent Comments

07-07-2016, 15:01:03

I was watching the review, and a thought came to me I wonder if there is an advantage to getting a card reviewed after a few driver updates, and it's like you read my mind.Quote

07-07-2016, 15:06:44

I have the Gainward GTX 1070 Phoenix. I also tried the GS and the GLH bios. My stock bios only goes up to 109% powertarget and that's too low for high overclocks. Both the GS and GLH have 114% powertarget, much more workable. I can maintain 2050MHz as minimum clockspeed for my graphics card. Memory goes beyond 2300MHz.

GLH could be cherry picked, my graphics card wasn't able to go that high on the clockspeed. Firestrike was borderline stable with +70mv. (my graphics card barley responds to voltage)

The cooler is absolutely awesome. On many previous graphics cars I had waterblocks. With this card that's not necessary.
With a quiet fan profile (slightly more aggressive than stock) the graphics card get's 55 degrees during Witcher 3 (V-sync activated, not 100% load).

You can find all the bioses at Techpowerup, currently 'under unverified' section.

Great video/review!

Tom, I was able to change the color, but I chose to deactivate the led. Once the is set to off, the led remains deactivated permanently until altered (not dependant on software, let stays of during booting for example).Quote

07-07-2016, 16:41:22

Red black gold and green. Dang, why didn't I think of that before? oh yeah, 'cause it looks like Tom Tit.Quote

24-07-2016, 10:57:05

what is the height of the Gainward GeForce GTX 1070 Phoenix GLH?Quote

31-07-2016, 09:43:18

Is it the regular Asus Strix cards that are featured in the benchmarks. The OC are perhaps closer to the Gainward cards?

I'm considering the following 1080 cards right now: Asus Strix OC, Zotac AMP Extreme, Gainward GLH Phoenix or Gigabyte Xtreme gaming.

Any good particularly good reasons to pick one over the other, other than availability (which kind of sucks right now)?Quote

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