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Nvidia expected to roll out GeForce GTX 1070 with GDDR5X

by Mark Tyson on 5 December 2018, 13:01


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Nvidia and its partners look set to release a new variation on the GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card. In a product page since edited, Zotac appear to have prematurely released details of a new SKU packing said memory, the Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 AMP Extreme Core GDDR5X (model: ZT-P10700Q-10P). At the time of writing that page remains but has been edited to remove any reference to GDDR5X memory until, I assume, Nvidia makes it official.

We have seen Nvidia update the GP104-based GTX 1060 6GB with GDDR5X memory in recent months, and now it looks like the turn of the faster GeForce GTX 1070 to be perked up with the speedier RAM. However, as spotted by TechPowerUp, the Zotac listing indicated that this factory overclocked card "sticks to a memory clock speed of 8.00GHz, despite using GDDR5X memory chips that are rated for 10Gbps".

Curiously, the GDDR5 based Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 AMP Extreme SKU has both higher GPU boost clocks and memory clocks. Another interesting comparison comes from the TDP reported in the specs, the GDDR5X packing SKU is rated at 250W, a whole 100W above the GTX 1070 reference specs.

It is thought that even though the factory speeds of this Triple Fan IceStorm cooled card are not very special, the GTX 1070 with GDDR5X will offer "significant overclocking headroom," at least in the memory department.

VideoCardz captured a screenshot of the premature Zotac listing before the web page was edited and I've embedded that below, alongside the current specs listing (right), please click to zoom image.

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Wonder how this will fit in with the upcoming RTX2060…
Wonder how this will fit in with the upcoming RTX2060…

When's that coming out?
its actually going to be the grtx2060 .. the greater of the two#
gddr5x seems to be nothing to write home about, maybe they are waiting for the 590 to become widely available then a “driver” update will unlock the true memory speed. the extra power is suspicious as new memory normally takes less power. No itx version I suppose …
What the point of releasing this now? It is not already obselted since the RTX 2070 card came out??? other than price? Geforce 1070 $600 cdn vs Geforce 2070 $900 cdn.
Is 1070 GPUs still in production?