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Gigabyte hints at GTX 1070 Ti release "soon" with scary poster

by Mark Tyson on 21 September 2017, 14:21

Tags: NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Gigabyte (TPE:2376)

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If you head over to the official Gigabyte Facebook page right now you will be greeted with a scary clown image at the top of the posts list. The influence for the 'artwork' is clear, with the red balloon and terrifying clown face. One further huge hint comes from the reflected title of the blockbuster Stephen King book/film: 'Ti' in ripped material red lettering. Then there are also images of a wallet/cash and a high performance Aorus branded graphics card in the mix.

Following in the wake of recent rumours of an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti in the pipeline, a range of tech news sites are putting one and one together to conclude that Gigabyte is teasing upcoming GTX 1070 Ti based products. The previous rumour was based on the spotting of a Strix model 1070 Ti, so it's good to see a tease from a different vendor.

Other text accompanying the Gigabyte 'poster' doesn't provide much in the way of clues to its meaning. Atop of its post Gigabyte has written "Ti will get you too...eventually...," which doesn't really tickle the ribs. On the top of the poster we read the confusing phrase "You'll float too". At least the post comes with the hashtag #comingsoon, so we know we won't have to wait very long to find out what all this is about (but following in the horror theme soon could be the 31st Oct - Halloween).

The currently available Aorus GeForce GTX 1070

Of course the performance of the upcoming GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will sit somewhere between the existing GTX 1070 and 1080 models. The pricing will do so too, and there may be adjustments of the existing range to fit it in nicely in that respect. There is only speculation on the number of activated CUDA cores and clock speeds at this time. Our earlier report's source asserted that the GTX 1070 Ti would come packing GDDR5X RAM.



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RIP “well priced” Vega 56
Does the RAM speed affects games in any different way than loading?
I dont think that many titles support streaming textures feature that is dynamically loading them to Graphic card RAM when you are near the object using it. Also since we have way more memory on the card, it desnt sounds to be needed much.
Do you guys know what may benefit from better memory speeds?
How will Nvidia make more profits with this product? They should have launched it ages ago if it had made sense.
DevDrake
Does the RAM speed affects games in any different way than loading?
I dont think that many titles support streaming textures feature that is dynamically loading them to Graphic card RAM when you are near the object using it. Also since we have way more memory on the card, it desnt sounds to be needed much.
Do you guys know what may benefit from better memory speeds?
Memory speed does make a difference in games, but it depends on what settings you are running and what other hardware is in play. At 1080p or below you should see fairly good FPS gains because the limitation will be between CPU and RAM. But at 1440p and above the performance limitations are much more likely to be on your graphics card, whether it has high VRAM capacity or not.

In terms of other applications there are cases where faster RAM can be a nice performance improvement but there will still be places where it does nothing to boost performance. Depends entirely on what you're doing.

tl;dr, faster RAM is great if you play games at 1080p or below or if your productivity tasks use a lot of RAM. However, RAM is really expensive right now. I think DDR4 is 40% (?) more expensive than this time last year. :(

Edit: woops, glad you liked it anyway… :embarrassed:
lumireleon
How will Nvidia make more profits with this product? They should have launched it ages ago if it had made sense.
It never had any reason to be made, the diference between 1070 and 1080 says that clearly. I think they just perparing process for the next generation with GDDR5X as standard, so why not to ask customers to pay for it :D