ASUS GTX1070 Strix Review

Conclusion

ASUS GTX 1070 Strix Review

Conclusion

If you've been following our recent batch of GTX 1070 reviews then you'll know that the performance is so consistent that there is almost nothing to separate them beyond the looks and/or pricing. 

Indeed all of the cards have a few pluses and minuses so which you end up with is largely a matter of personal preference. Whilst the Strix might not be the top in any one situation we think that it's actually the most well rounded of the cards.

Performance isn't quite up there with the Gainward Phoenix - a card which gets more impressive the more results we obtain - but the Strix is more than a match for the MSI Gaming X, switching positions throughout our tests. They are almost identical twins when it comes to performance. Heck you can even bring the Gainward into the equation and we're only talking a couple or three frames at most between the Pascal GPU offerings.

It's in the details that a choice between the cards becomes somewhat easier to make. The negative for the MSI Gaming X was unquestionably the "duller than a Boris Johnson quote" lighting which was only available in red, or red. The Gainward might have the performance and quietness to be the choice for those of you who don't have a window in the case, but it looks like an explosion in paint factory and the red/black/gold colour matched to a bright green light wont win any beauty competitions. The ASUS Strix, in comparison, is a positive stunner. The all black aesthetic of the Strix cooler looks, well, cool. Performance is excellent too with a maximum temperature of 64°C even under the most strenuous of loadings, and it didn't make our ears bleed either thanks to some clever fan design. Where ASUS really score is the use of the AURA lighting which gives you a choice of any colour you like and they are reproduced well, brightly, and both sides of the card can be lit up.

When you marry great performance to great thermals and class leading aesthetics there is no doubt that the ASUS GTX 1070 Strix is the best all-around card and it wins our OC3D Performance Award. 

  

You can discuss your thoughts on the ASUS GTX 1070 Strix Review in the OC3D Forums.

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15-07-2016, 10:54:50

Steffen
Thank You for this Review, i am going to pair this 1070 with the Formula MoBo, to keep the stealth Look.Quote

20-07-2016, 06:12:31

Peace
From the specs it looks like they gave you the OC model, you might wanted to mention that.

I want that card so badly, but it's nowhere available here in Germany :/Quote

20-07-2016, 07:08:26

Kaapstad
@TTL

Why do sites like TechPowerUp not list your reviews ?

I list links to a lot of reviews in the threads I run over at Overclockers UK and really like posting your ones as they are good reviews.

If I don't check that often on your home page I can miss important reviews, it would be nice if other sites like TechPowerUp posted links to them along with all the others they list.

I do like your reviews and videos these days as the standard is very high.Quote

20-07-2016, 07:42:45

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Kaapstad View Post
@TTL

Why do sites like TechPowerUp not list your reviews ?

I list links to a lot of reviews in the threads I run over at Overclockers UK and really like posting your ones as they are good reviews.

If I don't check that often on your home page I can miss important reviews, it would be nice if other sites like TechPowerUp posted links to them along with all the others they list.

I do like your reviews and videos these days as the standard is very high.
Ive actually no idea why they dont dude, Im not sure who's 'job' it is over there to list specific sites.

Im not sure how it would go down if I asked them to list mine, I think Id probably get the reply "you dont list ours" or something similar

Thank you for the kind words about the videos, I have been trying to up the quality a lot the last few months with the new office and 60FPS recording and editing now.

Still a long way to go yet though Quote

20-07-2016, 09:43:54

Greenback
because Tom's are better and they don't want to lose visitorsQuote
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