GeForce GTX 1070 Looks Great, At Least Under Windows
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 29 May 2016 at 06:38 PM EDT. 48 Comments
Today is NVIDIA's paper launch of the GeForce GTX 1070 with the first Windows reviews going up. Our Linux review will be coming in the days ahead.

After NVIDIA made public the GeForce GTX 1070 details earlier this month, the review embargo expired today in time for Computex week. The GTX 1070 will be $449 USD for the "Founder's Edition" cards while AIB partner cards will be as low as $379 when the cards begin shipping on 10 June. From all the Windows reviews I've checked out so far, the GTX 1070 is being heavily praised as delivering phenomenal performance -- performance levels previously only seen by $600+ graphics cards.

I'm still waiting on my GeForce GTX 1080 from NVIDIA to arrive that should have been here last week, but hopefully it's arriving Tuesday... I'm hoping there's a GTX 1070 in the box too, otherwise that could be a few more days until I'm able to get my hands on a GTX 1070. Nevertheless, very soon I'll have up some GeForce GTX 1070 benchmarks under Linux! I've already been working on a big comparison with fresh tests of other AMD/NVIDIA cards on the very latest Linux graphics drivers including Vulkan, OpenCL, performance-per-Watt, and more.

While waiting for my Linux benchmarks, if you are interested in the Windows results here are a few of the reviews that went live:

HardOCP - "The GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition takes $650 video card performance and shifts it down to the $379-$449 price range. The GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition provides GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R9 Fury X gaming performance to people who could never afford that kind of performance before. The fact that this video card is only pushing towards 250W of system power while giving us the kind of performance that use to come from video cards demanding 100+ more watts, is impressive. It is able to deliver an enthusiast top-end experience with low-midrange power requirements."

Guru3D - "Face it, the 1080 is the card we all want but cannot afford. The next best thing is going to be the GeForce GTX 1070 and yeah, this little freaky deaky still has got plenty of ooomph under the hood. In fact, more then plenty for any PC gamer out there that plays his or her games up-to the WQHD domain and 2560x1440 ('ish). The 1070 is as such a truly nice upgrade if you come from the GeForce GTX 960/970 range, and let's face it despite being one of the best sellers ever, Nvidia won't mind forgetting about that 970."

PCPer - "Many of our readers were waiting on the results from GeForce GTX 1070 testing to decide which new NVIDIA product was going to be best for them. The GTX 1070 is more than $200 less expensive, if you are using the MSRP prices, and that is a significant amount that you could use to invest in your display, processor, storage or maybe an HTC Vive. In my experience with the new card, it is more than capable of running your 1080p or 2560x1440 display without a problem but for gamers serious about the move to 4K, the GTX 1080 performance advantage is likely going to be worth the cash. For everyone else, the GTX 1070 looks like the card to get, balancing performance, cost, power and features unlike any graphics card before it!"
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