While GPUs do indeed retain a reputation for always being expensive, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 doesn’t fully sign on with this, as it offers excellent value, and is still one of our favourites; its Ti brother ranks highly on our list of the best graphics cards available now, all things taken into consideration.
The GTX 1070 matches or exceeds the performance of the GTX 980 Ti and the GTX Titan X punch for punch in every way we’ve tested it—be it games or settings—and it has the added benefits of being much cheaper and demanding less power to perform. Of course, it can’t match the GTX 1080, but as its close relative, it still has the same quality Pascal architecture that makes the GTX 1080 so good: the 8GB of VRAM; 16nm FinFET technology; simultaneous multi-projection; and improved delta color compression. Learn more about what makes the GTX 1070 tick in our review right here.
Still maintaining that excellent value for a GPU, the tricky bit comes next: picking the right one. We’ve collated some models from all the major manufacturers of the GTX 1070 here, highlighting what’s good and what’s less good about each. The reference card specs for the GTX 1070 have a base clock speed of 1506MHz and a boost clock speed of 1683MHz, with a memory speed of 8000MHz. It’s worth noting that a several of the custom cards below will have boosted specs, and custom coolers too, but this remains the best place for you to find the best GTX 1070 deals.
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The cheapest GTX 1070 deals
The best EVGA GTX 1070 deals
EVGA has a whole range of custom GTX 1070 options available, some of which are even water cooled if you don't want to do it yourself. The EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW Hybrid has a base / boost clock speed of 1607 / 1797MHz, with an ever so slightly boosted memory speed of 8008MHz. All you have to do is plug in an extra couple of power cables, secure the radiator and fan to the back of your case, and you've got a powerful water cooled card ready to go.
The best Asus GTX 1070 deals
Asus has plenty to offer on the GTX 1070 front too. The ROG Strix O8G Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 is a monster card with three fans and a major performance boost. In OC mode, the card runs at 1657 MHz base clock speed (nearly as high as the boost clock speed on the reference card), with a boost of 1860MHz. Plus the memory speed has been nudged up to 8008MHz. It's not massively pricey either, with an MSRP of $450.
The best MSI GTX 1070 deals
MSI's GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z 8G has the same base / boost clock speed of the Asus card mentioned above in OC mode at 1657 / 1860MHz, but the memory is even faster at 8108MHz. Two big fans and a large heatsink keep things cool, and it actually remains fairly quiet too. It's a little more expensive, but there are cheaper options available, or you can go all out and get the pricey MSI Sea Hawk EK X water cooled 1070.
The best Gigabyte GTX 1070 deals
If you're looking for power, but don't want to fork over the cash for a GTX 1080 or Ti, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Xtreme Gaming card has some serious stats. In OC Mode, the base clock is 1695MHz, and the boost clock is a whopping 1898MHz. Also when in OC Mode, the memory is boosted all the way up to 8316MHz. To keep all this overclocking cool, there are three 100mm fans overlapping each other. Plus this model comes with a handy extra 2 HDMI ports.
The best PNY GTX 1070 deals
PNY's option for the GTX 1070, the XLR8 Gaming OC, has a base clock of 1607MHz and a boost clock of 1797MHz, with the memory speed at 8008MHz. Not mind blowing stats compared to some of the others on this list, however the triple fan cooler stops the overclock getting too hot and it's also pretty quiet. Only one 8-pin power connector needed too.
The best Zotac GTX 1070 deals
Zotac has a big old 2.5 slot GTX 1070 Amp Extreme with some decent overclocks if you're looking for that extra performance. A 1632 / 1835MHz base / boost clock speed, with the memory tuned up to 8208MHz, there's a lot to like about this one. Three fans on the top and six heatpipes underneath keep everything running smoothly. Plus it looks pretty nice, and also has some extra LEDs if you're into lighting the inside of your case.
The best GALAX GTX 1070 deals
GALAX has a few options available, one of which, the Virtual Edition, has an image of a man covered in red bandages for some reason. This card also blows hot air directly out of your PC case rather than letting it circulate inside. GALAX also has some higher performance cards available, such as the 2.5 slot HOF edition which has a base / boost clock speed of 1620 / 1822MHz.
The best Inno3D GTX 1070 deals
You'll have to import this one if you're in the US, but the Inno3D GeForce GTX 1080 iChill X4 Edition is a beefy graphics card with decent overclocks and a nice big cooler. With the clock speeds driven up to 1620 / 1822MHZ base / boost, and the memory up at 8200MHz, it's no wonder this card needs four fans to make sure everything's cooled properly. There are some other options with slightly less over the top coolers attached too.
The best Gainward GTX 1070 deals
Gainward has a simple card with the reference specs, but it uses its own slightly modified cooling system. Alternatively, the Phoenix GLH is a massive 2.5 slot card with two 100mm fans. Plus it has two BIOS settings, with factory overclocked settings on one, and your own overclocks on another. The base / boost clock speeds are up at 1670 / 1873MHz, and the memory is slightly tuned to 8008MHz.
The best Palit GTX 1070 deals
Plenty of Palit options, but the one which sticks out is the GameRock Premium Edition with the G-Panel. Much like its GTX 1080 equivalent, the panel is an LCD display which shows all the system essentials. It also gives your PC an extra USB 3.0 type C and USB 3.0 type A port. Plus the card itself has good clock speeds at 1670 / 1873MHZ base / boost, and a frankly humongous effective memory clock speed of 8500MHz.