You might think you abuse your graphics card. You overclock it, you tweak every little setting to squeeze a few extra frames out of each game. But Asus' newly-unveiled Expedition GeForce GTX 1070 OC Edition isn't for you or me. This is the latest entry in Asus' Expedition lineup, first unveiled with the Expedition GTX 1050 back in October. This is a truly heavy-duty card, meant to be put to work for hours at a time in places like the netcafés so popular in Asian countries.
Asus says the GTX 1070 Expedition OC has been put through rigors other cards don't need to worry about. The company boasts that these cards endure 144 hours of stress testing, including a 2-hour continuous reboot test and 15 hours of 3DMark testing. The GPU's boost clock is 1771MHz in its default setting, and an OC mode will push it up a little higher to 1797 MHz. The card sports a dual-fan cooler and the usual port arrangement of two DisplayPort connectors, two HDMI ports, and one DVI output.
Pricing and availability for the GTX 1070 Expedition OC aren't yet public, but as TechPowerUp notes, it seems likely the card could see a limited release in netcafé-heavy Asian markets.