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Nvidia might not let you overclock the 1070 Ti

By midian182 ยท 8 replies
Oct 15, 2017
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  1. One of the best things about being a PC owner is the ability to overclock our hardware. It’s always fun to tweak a GPU, for example, and squeeze a few more frames per second out of it. But new rumors claim Nvidia’s expected next card — the GTX 1070 Ti — won’t be overclockable.

    Speculation that a third ten-series Ti card was in the works first appeared during September. And while the GPU still hasn’t been confirmed by Nvidia, several new reports have surfaced claiming the GTX 1070 Ti will be released sometime around the end of this month.

    Not only is this new graphics card just slightly less powerful than the GTX 1080, but it’s around $100 cheaper — the 1070 Ti will reportedly cost about $420, whereas most GTX 1080s range from $520 up to $650 or more. Plus, it was assumed that users could overclock the upcoming GPU, thereby shrinking the performance gap between the two cards even further. But according to Eteknix, this won’t be possible. Citing an “industry insider,” it reports that the GTX 1070 Ti won’t support any form of overclocking.

    "In addition, we've been informed that Nvidia will not release any reference cards and all AIB (add-in-board) partner cards will be locked to the same speeds. However, price and aesthetics are expected to differ across partner cards," writes the publication.

    Reports from Chinese-language site Expreview are similar but slightly more appealing. It also claims Nvidia will ensure all its hardware partners sell the 1070 Ti with the same 1607 MHz base clock and 1683 MHz boost clock, but that “manual overclocking,” as in the post-purchase kind done by consumers, will still be possible.

    The 1070 Ti is said to have 2,432 CUDA cores and 152 TMUs, which is very close to the GTX 1080's 2,560 CUDA cores and 160 TMUs. It’s also thought to come with 8GB GDDR5 on a 256-bit bus.

    Should Nvidia really place some kind of OC limitations on the GTX 1070 Ti, the scenario reported by Expreview would be the most likely method of implementation. The company may prefer its partners don’t sell the card with factory overclocks so high that they risk cannibalizing sales of the GTX 1080. Whereas completely disabling overclocking could put a lot of people off buying one. With the GPU's release seemingly only a few weeks away, we don’t have long to wait for confirmation.

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  2. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,892   +1,044

    If you can spend $430 on a GPU you can spend $500.
    Far as this rumor, if true... it could really hurt this GPU.
     
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,731   +3,749

    If this rumor pans out it will be a major unforced error by Nvidia. Bordering on the level of irredeemable stupidity.
     
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  4. jamesh09

    jamesh09 TS Rookie

    I don't even know why this card even exists. As it stands right now the delta between the 1070 and 1080 isnt huge enough to warrant a 1070Ti IMHO. You can often OC the 1070 to within spitting distance between it and the 1080 in most games thus making it pretty pointless. Selling the 1070Ti and locking it so that it doesn't cannibalize 1080 sales is just dumb. Can't imagine a lot of people will even consider this. I imagine that if it does get released that most people will just opt for the VEGA 56 AIB cards when they release. Stupid just stupid...........
     
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  5. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 815   +824

    The PR for this card, if true, will be a disaster. People got upset when mobile overclocking was locked down, the 1070ti not overclocking will cause immense internet outrage.

    I wonder if physical sales will be affected? Vega does exist now.
     
  6. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,272   +775

    Soon you'll only be able to look at Nvidia GPUs cause Nvidia thinks you're a retard and you might burn your house down by using it or especially overclocking it.
     
  7. Jroc187

    Jroc187 TS Rookie

    Maybe just maybe they maxed the card out and there is no room to overclock. but for some reason they sell youa card under clocked and you all think your getting a great deal that you can up the thing from 1500mz to 1900mz. if they sell the card at 1900mz you get mad there is no overclocking head room.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2017
  8. axiomatic13

    axiomatic13 TS Addict Posts: 139   +67

    That would be a terrible thing to do NVidia.
     
  9. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Guru Posts: 329   +95

    Even my hot n loud (j/k)GTX480 Fermie cards can overclock ,no NVidia cards are released maxxed.those are Radeons your thinking about, allmost allways released with very little oc headroom. I buy from both camps.that's been much of my experience,not all.
    Anyway this is just to screw with Vega 56 sales and get rid of the rest of the gpu that couldn't be a 1080.

    If the 1070ti can kill Vega 56 and come with some cash savings .they will sell.

    SHRINK! For 2080,2070.etc on the horizon.volta will wait .no need for it right now.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2017

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