MSI GTX1070 Gaming X Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X Review


It was something of a surprise how fantastic the GTX 1080 performance was, but we know that a card at that price point is never going to sell in the numbers that a more affordable option will. Anyone who pays close attention to the Steam "what everyone is using" charts will know that even the 970/980 were both too rich for many peoples blood. 

However, when we recently reviewed the Founders Edition of the GTX 1070 we discovered it to be performing about the same as a standard GTX 980 Ti. A card which is extremely capable, even today. Equally the MSI Gaming X GTX 1080 was a very attractive blend of power and usability.

With the GTX 1070 Gaming X having the same Twin Frozr VI cooler as its bigger brother, and the underlying GPU already proven to be a stunner, this should be a card to really make everyone sit up and take notice.

Technical Specifications

The Gaming X supports three modes out of the box to provide the perfect balance between gaming and silence, depending upon your needs. With the Twin Frozr VI supporting fully passive cooling up to 60°C you can be sure that the silent mode is exactly that. Particularly given the reduced clock speeds when compared to the gaming and overclocked offerings. Elsewhere memory speeds over 8GHz and a low 150W power draw mean that the card can be either as efficient or as fast as you need. Flexibility is the watchword here.

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Most Recent Comments

24-06-2016, 14:47:11

Nice review, Shame about the price. my 970 cost me about 280 (and it wasn't the cheapest) and the cheapest 1070 on overclockers is about 370. big price increase from the last generation.Quote

24-06-2016, 14:55:39

Great review. I got my first MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X the other day and i love it. The new cooler is very quiet and keeps the card at only 69c when my card is fully overclocked and over volted. My manual overclock takes the card up to 2050mhz +100mhz on core and +500mhz on memory stable. I was able to clock the ram up to +600mhz and it was stable in benchmarks but crashed on long term gaming.Quote

24-06-2016, 17:07:05

Originally Posted by demonking View Post
Nice review, Shame about the price. my 970 cost me about 280 (and it wasn't the cheapest) and the cheapest 1070 on overclockers is about 370. big price increase from the last generation.
That is due to the fact that the 1080 has what would be ti performance and 1070 delivering what would be seen as 1080 performance. A douchebag move by nvidia to raise the prices and milk the market even further. I'm starting to wonder if the TI will be priced as a titan card which is what I'm waiting for but if that will be the case I'm going AMD.

At least AMD is pressuring them in the mid tier market with their new releases and Nvidia has no new card in that range released yet, but I'll bet we won't see the TI until Q4 maybe even a Q1 next year.Quote

25-06-2016, 09:31:56

Performance has nothing to do with anything. Nvidia just thinks they can drive prices up. Nobody gave them the finger when they pulled that first Titan stunt. This very same card is starting at 599€ in Greece. Bought my first 980Ti for 650€.
I will not be supporting them anymore.

25-06-2016, 15:56:47

You forgot to do a noise chart, how much quieter is it compared to the 1080 thanks to the lower power draw?Quote

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