As per a mandate from Nvidia, all the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti custom cards run at the same clock rates out of the box. While the new Aorus GTX 1070 Ti 8G is no exception to this rule, Gigabyte has offered an automatic OC feature as a way to get around the restricted clock rates.
For starters, Nvidia requires its add-in board partners to ship their respective GeForce GTX 1070 Ti cards with the reference base and boost clock speeds (1,607 MHz and 1,683 MHz, respectively). This means the various GTX 1070 Ti custom cards on the market differ only in their cooling design and a few brand-specific features.
That said, Gigabyte’s new Aorus-branded GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8G graphics card promises to deliver higher base and boost clock frequencies in its OC Mode. The card features one-click overclocking via software that allows for an 88 MHz over the spec’d boost clock of the reference design. Although not an aggressive overclock, it should provide a nice little push to the performance of the new Pascal card.
Once the OC Mode is enabled, the Aorus GTX 1070 Ti 8G runs at a base clock of 1,683 MHz and boost clock of 1,771 MHz. As always with the Nvidia Pascal-based cards, the actual clock speeds will be higher than official boost clock more often than not.
As for cooling solution, the Aorus GTX 1070 Ti is fitted with three specially-curved fans designed to blow air over aluminum fins that are connected with four copper heat pipes. The heat pipes make direct contact with the GPU and a large metal base plate covering the VRAM module via thermal pads, for enhanced thermal transfer. Another copper plate resides on the back to dissipate the heat from the back of the graphics chip.
The card requires a single 8-pin PCIe power connector and at least a 500W power supply. In terms of I/O, it comes standard with an HDMI 2.0 port, three DisplayPort 1.4 interfaces, and a DVI-D port.
Pricing and availabillity details of the new Aorus GTX 1070 Ti 8G are currently unknown.