...spending this amount of money on a single GPU is a considerable investment and one that requires serious thought.
A GeForce GTX 1070 GPU has become an expensive proposition. You could call it a lack of competition, or blame it on a weakened pound, but whatever the case, spending this amount of money on a single GPU is a considerable investment and one that requires serious thought.
There are no shortage of suitors and Asus represents the premium end of the market with a selection of GTX 1070 cards priced from £420 and topped by the £500 ROG Strix OC. Built like a tank and dressed to impress, this is a robust-looking solution primed with an excellent cooler, a guaranteed factory overclock and value-adds such as onboard fan headers and customisable RGB LEDs.
Yet value is a genuine concern, and while the Asus implementation has plenty of strengths, it doesn't quite do enough to justify the considerable price premium over competing GTX 1070 boards. Nvidia's x70 range has historically appealed to users who are priced out of the top-end SKU, but with prices continuing to rise, you may be tempted to hold fire and see what the third-rung GeForce GTX 1060 has in store.
Factory overclocked on core
Excellent cooling performance
Silent when idle, quiet under load
FanConnect is a good idea
Built like a tank
Considerable price premium
LED software is basic
Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 OC
The Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 OC graphics card is available to purchase from Scan Computers and Overclockers UK.
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