31 Dec, 2018   Rakesh Sharma    Reviews . MSI GeForce GTX 1070TI ARMOR 8G

Today we are reviewing MSI GeForce GTX 1070TI ARMOR graphics card with 8GB GDDR5 at 8008 MHz Right now this is the best graphics card one can get when it comes to pure price to performance at 1440p resolution.

Offering about 5% less CUDA cores than the GTX 1080 and having same 8 GB GDDR5 memory as GTX 1070, the MSI GeForce GTX 1070TI ARMOR 8G graphics card is an interesting card to play with. As we know Pascal cards are built to overclock like crazy and custom models will further boost the clock rates when overclocked manually, but NVIDIA has restricted AIBs from adding custom factory overclock BIOS’s in their 1070TI cards.

Instead of giving a factory overclock, MSI GeForce GTX 1070TI ARMOR 8G graphics card is build with all the need thermal and PCB/ component quality for achieving high manual overclocks.

THE ULTIMATE PC GAMING PLATFORM
Get Game Ready with GeForce® GTX.
GeForce GTX graphics cards are the most advanced ever created. Discover unprecedented performance, power efficiency, and next-generation gaming experiences.

VR READY
Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets—driven by NVIDIA VRWorks™ technologies. VR audio, physics, and haptics let you hear and feel every moment.

THE LATEST GAMING TECHNOLOGIES
Pascal is built to meet the demands of next generation displays, including VR, ultra-high-resolution, and multiple monitors. It features NVIDIA GameWorks™ technologies for extremely smooth gameplay and cinematic experiences. Plus, it includes revolutionary new 360-degree image capture.

PERFORMANCE
Pascal-powered graphics cards give you superior performance and power efficiency, built using ultra-fast FinFET and supporting DirectX™ 12 features to deliver the fastest, smoothest, most power-efficient gaming experiences.

Now let’s see what this MSI GTX 1070TI has for us.

Features

Core/Memory

  • Boost Clock / Base Clock
    1683 MHz / 1607 MHz
  • 8GB GDDR5 / 8008 MHz Memory

Armor 2X Thermal Design

  • TORX Fan
    - Dispersion fan blade Steep curved blade accelerating the airflow.
    - Traditional fan blade Provides steady airflow to massive heat sink below.
  • Zero Frozr
    Stopping the fan in low-load situations, keeping a noise-free environment.
  • Advanced Airflow Control technology
    Improves cooling efficiency by using advanced aerodynamics to focus airflow.

Afterburner Overclocking Utility

  • Wireless control through Android/ ios devices.
  • Predator: In-game video recording.
  • Supports multi-GPU setups.

Military Class certified Components

  • Certified to MIL-STD-810G standards for top stability and quality.
  • Built with Hi-c CAP, Solid CAP, and New SFC components.

CLASSY BLACK & WHITE DESIGN
Game in style & dare to be different with MSI’s unique ARMOR graphics cards. Inspired by advanced armor shielding with a classy black & white finish. ARMOR graphics cards are perfect for gamers and case modders who are looking for something different. This is where gaming meets class.

DUAL FAN
ARMOR 2X thermal design is equipped with two of the award winning MSI TORX fans. Thanks to the patented blade design, MSI TORX fans provide strong cooling performance while remaining incredibly silent.

ZERO FROZR-STAY UNDETECTED
First introduced in 2008 by MSI, ZeroFrozr technology has made its mark and is now the industry standard among graphics cards. It eliminates fan noise by stopping the fans in low-load situations. This means you can focus on gaming without the noise of spinning fans.

HEATSINK & AIRFLOW CONTROL
Under the classy shroud and powerful dual fans is a huge heatsink with countless aluminum fins that help dissipate the heat from the GPU. The copper heatpipes are infused in the baseplate to ensure efficient cooling. The aluminum fins are rigged with Airflow Control technology to maximize airflow towards the heatpipes.

PREPARE FOR VR WITH MSI
To experience and enjoy the impressive world of Virtual Reality, high-performance hardware is required. MSI, world leading brand in high-end gaming and eSports, provides the right advice to make sure your system is VR Ready. Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies in recommended MSI VR gaming hardware for smooth performance. Together with our VR partners, MSI brings gamers an extremely realistic VR experience where games come alive.

AFTERBURNER
MSI Afterburner is the world’s most recognized and widely used graphics card overclocking utility which gives you full control of your graphics cards. It also provides an incredibly detailed overview of your hardware and comes with some additional features such as customizing fan profiles, benchmarking and video recording.

Specifications

Package

The MSI GTX 1070TI comes in a black colored box. A MSI and ARMOR graphics and features highlights on front and the back of the box.

Inside the box

Along with the GFX card box also includes driver installation CD, quick start guide.

Looks

First look at MSI GTX 1070TI and it gives a rich high quality feel. Card is big and the whole black/ white coloure theme looks very nice inside mostly every case build.

Component Layout

Testing

Test system configuration -

CPUIntel Core i7 6700K
Board ASUS Maximus Formula
RAM2 X 4GB CORSAIR DDR4 3000Mhz
SSDINTEL 750 1.2TB SSD
CoolerCorsair GTX H100i
GFX MSI GTX 1070TI
PSUAntec 650
DisplayAcer S220HQL
OS Windows 10

Bundled Software

Benchmarks

Temperatures

Room Temperature: 30C

In idle, the temperature is real good and at full load running 3D Marks temperature was ok and fans were slight loud.

Power Consumption

Wattage reading as per displayed by APC Pro 1000VA (Model no. BR1000G-IN) UPS.

Pros

  • Good Thermal Solution
  • Idle low noise
  • Great looks
  • Black/White colour theme

Cons

  • Missing a Back Plate

Conclusion

MSI GeForce GTX 1070TI ARMOR 8G is a great looking and solid build card, which can be easily give great gaming experience for/upto 1440p resolutions. The Black/White colour theme offers nice looks inside mostly every case build.

At the conclusion MSI GTX 1070TI ARMOR 8G is a fantastic top of the line graphics card in GTX 1070TI product line, giving a smooth gaming experience with great thermals, making it worthy of our PC TeK INDIA PERFORMANCE Award for Nvidia GTX 1070TI lineup.

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