The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Pascal-based graphics card is quickly becoming a favourite among enthusiasts and gamers alike.
The GPU is situated between the top-of-the-range GeForce GTX 1080 and the high-value GeForce GTX 1060, making it a prime choice for any gamer looking for the best performance for their budget.
When purchasing a graphics card, consumers may be confused by the wide range of partner cards available, with each model boasting different clock speeds and unique aesthetics.
Luckily, German hardware website ComputerBase.de has conducted extensive tests to determine the best GeForce GTX 1070 partner card in terms of performance.
We have eliminated cards which are not available in South Africa yet in order to provide a complete South African pricing comparison.
Below are the specifications of the different partner cards.
Clock speed is the only difference between the partner cards, as all other specifications are the same across all products.
|Asus GeForce GTX 1070 Strix OC||1,632 MHz||2,038 MHz||4,004 MHz|
|EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC||1,595 MHz||2,000 MHz||4,004 MHz|
|Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 AMP Extreme||1,633 MHz||2,012 MHz||4,100 MHz|
|Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming||1,620 MHz||2,011 MHz||4,004 MHz|
|MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G||1,582 MHz||1,987 MHz||4,004 MHz|
|GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition||1,506 MHz||1,886 MHz||4,004 MHz|
Below is the frames-per-second of each GeForce GTX 1070 partner card at a resolution of 4K.
Below is the cheapest pricing available for all graphics cards across a number of online retailers:
- Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 AMP Extreme – R8,199
- Asus GeForce GTX 1070 Strix OC – R9,070
- MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X – R8,499
- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming – R7,700
- EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC – R8,466
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition – R8,574
The Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 offers great performance at a relatively low price, making it a strong contender for the best partner card in terms of performance.
There are other factors to consider however, as some partner cards may employ quieter coolers, use less power, and generate less heat than others.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition is the worst product in relative performance, and should not be bought unless you plan to use a custom cooler and overclock the GPU (or you prefer the look of Nvidia’s blower fan cooler).