GDDR5X GTX 1070 Listed on Zotac Website

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by AlphaAtlas, Dec 6, 2018 at 12:27 PM.

  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas Gawd Staff Member

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    Earlier this week, Techpowerup spotted a GTX 1070 SKU with GDDR5X memory on Zotac's website. Zotac has since taken the listing down, but Google captured an incomplete copy of the page before they did. Whether the GDDR5X listing was a typo or a premature publication is unclear, but manufacturers have released some GTX 1060s with GDDR5X memory.

    Much like the GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5X, this otherwise factory-overclocked ZOTAC card sticks to a memory clock speed of 8.00 GHz, despite using GDDR5X memory chips that are rated for 10 Gbps. It features 8 GB of it across the chip's full 256-bit memory bus width. The GPU is factory-overclocked by ZOTAC to tick at 1607 MHz, with 1797 MHz GPU Boost, which are below the clock-speeds of the GDDR5 AMP Extreme SKU, that has not just higher 1805 MHz GPU Boost frequency, but also overclocked memory at 8.20 GHz. Out of the box, this card's performance shouldn't be distinguishable from the GDDR5 AMP Core, but the memory alone should serve up a significant overclocking headroom.
     
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  2. DejaWiz

    DejaWiz Oracle of Unfortunate Truths

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    I wonder what that means for real-world performance over the standard GDDR5 models.
     
  3. Drep

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    For what it's worth pcgamer already contacted Zotac and Zotac replied it was a mistake and that it will only support gddr5.
     
  4. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas Gawd Staff Member

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    Thanks, I added that to the front page article.
     
  5. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    Interesting.

    The wikipedia Nvidia GPU list lists a December 4th revision of the GP104-200-A1 as having GDDR5X ram, but it's Wikipedia, so who knows.
     
  6. Patton187

    Patton187 Limp Gawd

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    Would it make a big difference in performance?
     
  7. Nightfire

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    For most games, there will not be a huge FPS boost. Just pick a game and compare the 1070ti to the 1080. If the 1080 is only 5% faster than the 1070ti (same as the core count difference), the extra bandwidth will not do crap for the 1070.

    It may help in other areas besides FPS, though such as reducing stutter in huge open world environments.