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- ASUS GeForce ROG Strix GTX 1070
The 10-series GPU of Nvidia is one of the best that we’ve seen in years. It’s a big leap from the predecessor and the performance of the GTX 1070 can even trash the performance of the GTX 980Ti, last year’s GPU monster.
And today, we’ll review the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 OC and as expected the GPU comes with some features that you can’t find on other GPU and are exclusive on ASUS GPUs. So should you buy this or should you get a different GPU? You’ll know in this review.
First, let’s talk about the design of the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070. The GPU looks cool and it dons a bad-ass look at is carries the genes of the ROG products when it comes to design. Of course, it’s also big but that’s already expected. Actually, the GPU is really big and I first thought the ROG Strix GTX 1070 wouldn’t fit on my PC LOL.
At the back, you’ll see the metal backplate that features the ASUS Strix Logo along with the ROG logo that lights up along with the RGB lighting of the ASUS Strix GTX 1070. At the rear of the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX, 1070 OC offers 2 HDMI 2.0 ports and also 2 DisplayPort and a single DVI-D port
The ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1070 comes in factory overclocked at 1633 MHz which gives a lot of power compared to the reference model. But of course, that also comes with a caveat, the ASUS ROG Strix 1070 tends to be hotter than I expected. Actually, it is even hotter than other GPUs because it comes to OC-ed out of the box.
But don’t worry about the heat because it’s using a DirectCU heatsink design with three wing-blade fans and of course, there’s the ASUS RGB lighting which can be customized in the desktop application and yes, it really offers full RGB support and it gives you a bright and vivid RGB colors.
One of the biggest features of this graphics card is the inclusion of the RGB lights which can be fully controlled by the GPU Tweak II application that is installed on the PC. The application also lets you choose different modes and also see the status of your GPU and in case you wanna monitor your GPU. However, I wished that ASUS could improve their software even more but don’t worry because the app is still very functional.
In my use, I always use the fan at full speed since this one comes in OC out of the box and it tends to be hotter compared to others. I get around 45c at idle and around 75c when playing games. Actually, it’s not bad since the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 OC is really powerful. Oh and the noise? No problem, the GPU runs silently than I expected.
The performance of the ASUS Strix GTX 1070 is just mind-blowing and the performance is even better than the last year’s GTX 980Ti. In my test, the ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 produces a tremendous performance but with a hotter temperature, however, cranking the fans would help to tone down the temperature but of course, it would bring a noisier fan.
I tried different games with this GPU and it performs really well. Actually, it performs better than I expected. Here are some of the games that I tried using this lovely GPU at max settings in 4K.
I’m pretty impressed with what the ASUS GeForce ROG Strix GTX 1070 can do. It performs better than most but it also tends to be hotter than the others. The factory overclock was really great too and it is already a plus for some people who are really not into overclocking. Overall, the ASUS GeForce ROG Strix 1070 belongs on my “must-buy” list if I need to build a PC now with the latest Pascal architecture. But of course, If you have more moolah to spend, go for the ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080