The GTX 1070 STRIX OC – The ONLY GTX 1070 YOU WANT!

 

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This is my review for the ASUS STRIX OC GTX 1070.

This is now… The fourth(?) five star review I have given. I don’t give stars to people that I don’t feel deserve it. ASUS, however, has finally done something that I think is worthy of the fifth star.

The dilemma: For $500 people can buy a whole computer, a new phone, or pay a month’s of rent.
The solution: For less than that people can get the GTX 1070, but it has sub-par performance and less than adequate cooling on most units.

Enter: The STRIX OC. The STRIX line has always been aligned with gamers with many ordinary people just brushing it off and disregarding it. However with this card, I can tell you EVERYONE should get one. The card offers great performance with no let down for speed. In video editing I can now use CUDA acceleration, and even furthermore, I can render videos in less time that it took to make the video. That’s amazing.

So what makes this card so special. The 2.46GHz (according to the Heaven Benchmark) clock speed that I have thrown at this card. That’s right! Throw the sliders all the way to the right and watch as your computer turns into an airplane (yes, they are loud, the fans) but it’s worth every penny.

Slip this card into some water and BAM! You could have the best card around! I have tested this and now used it for about two months now with an E5-2650v3 AND an i7 5820K with steady framerates (even in Dishonored 2). I can’t recommend this card ENOUGH.

So what are the breakdown points?

What’s great:
+Card stays below 70°C nearly all the time, even under full load with a semi-aggressive fan curve
+Card gets to 2.48GHz on AIR (Holy crap!)
+Card can blaze through any game with no issue
+Offers the latest generation of CUDA acceleration
+Offers the world renown GeForce Experience
+Has no issues with authority and loves unconditionally

What sucks:
+Updates to the Geforce Suite (nearly one a week, now)
+Built in software sucks for monitoring and tweaking.
+You have to download the software separately to manage the lighting
+It’s GIANT and HEAVY (serious GPU sag alert!)
+NO CASE STICKER! (I PAY THIS MUCH FOR A PRODUCT, I EXPECT A CASE STICKER!)

Conclusion: Is it great? Oh HELL yes! It is a great product and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to get a 1070. Don’t look elsewhere because this card is the only one you need.

To buy this card, simply head on over to Amazon, by clicking here!

ASUS STRIX OC GTX 1070

$450
ASUS STRIX OC GTX 1070
8.5

Price

10/10

    Experience

    10/10

      Ease of Use

      5/10

        Customer Service

        8/10

          Gaming Power

          10/10

            Pros

            • Card stays below 70°C nearly all the time, even under full load with a semi-aggressive fan curve
            • Card gets to 2.48GHz on AIR (Holy crap!)
            • Offers the latest generation of CUDA acceleration
            • Card can blaze through any game with no issue
            • Has no issues with authority and loves unconditionally

            Cons

            • Updates to the Geforce Suite (nearly one a week, now)
            • Built in software sucks for monitoring and tweaking.
            • You have to download the software separately to manage the lighting
            • It's GIANT and HEAVY (serious GPU sag alert!)
            • NO CASE STICKER! (I PAY THIS MUCH FOR A PRODUCT, I EXPECT A CASE STICKER!)

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