Asus' Turbo GTX 1070 flies under the radar

— 10:54 AM on June 27, 2016

The GeForce GTX 1080 is an awesome card by any measure, but not everyone has $600 or more burning a hole in their pocket. The graphics card power-per-dollar sweet spot tends to fall in a lower price bracket, as evidenced by the historical success of the GeForce GTX 970. Asus has a fresh take on the GTX 970's unofficial successor for our perusal today: the Turbo GeForce GTX 1070. Let's take a good look at this little beastie, shall we?

The first thing you'll notice is the blower-style cooler. Asus says the fan within uses a dual-ball-bearing design, which the company says ought to last longer than regular sleeve-bearing designs. The GPU clocks are set to reference 1506 MHz base and 1683 MHz turbo speeds.

In a nod to VR gamers everywhere, Asus has fitted the card with two HDMI ports instead of one, which allows users to have both a headset and an HDMI monitor plugged in all at once. Two DisplayPort outputs and a DVI port complement the card's output section.

Although the Turbo GeForce GTX 1070 is a relatively plain card devoid of RGB LED lighting, it still packs an LED-lit logo on its side that users can remove and replace with their own designs if the urge strikes. Along with the usual overclocking and monitoring software, gamers get an XSplit Gamecaster license so they can easily show their 360° noscopes kills to the world.

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