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Jul 18, 2016 06:01 AM EDT

GeForce GTX 1070 Review: NVIDIA's Affordable, Advanced Graphics Card for VR

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NVIDIA just released GeForce GTX 1070 - a cheap graphics card with advanced performance.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 specs

Looking on the design of GeForce GTX 1070, it has a sleek design with cool aesthetic feel on every angle.

The NVIDIA GTX 1070 has very reasonable price for its beast specs. Running with 1506 MHz clock speed (boost clock speed 1683 MHz), it has memory bandwidth up to 256 GB/sec. GTX 1070 sports 8GB GDDR5 memory and 1,920 CUDA cores, Polygon reported. It marks an improvement from its previous GTX 970 with only 1,664 CUDA cores.

Fitted with Pascal-based GPU, GTX 1070 is an answer of the challenge in graphics intensive games as it can deliver incredible performance.

The NVIDIA GTX 1070 review: benchmark tests show brilliant performance

The awesome performance will be a good reason to switch to GTX 1070 graphics cards. GTX 1070 specs are comparable with AMD Radeon RX 480 which is VR ready and supports simultaneous multi-projections.

For VR games, Pascal based graphics card offer an improved performance and since GTX 1070 is NVIDIA's newest Pascal card, this will likely be the first choice for gamers.

GTX 1070 was tested in VR game, "Dogfighting in Eve: Valkyrie" and the result showed that the graphics card performed well. Previously, GTX 1070's 4K and 1440p tests proved that the performance can beat AMD Radeon RX 480 when it's used for playing Hitman, Witcher 3 and Doom.

And compared to its older sibling, GeForce GTX 970, it showed almost two times better performance when used for playing Rise of The Tomb Raider and VR games, GeForce claimed.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 price

GTX 1070 release date was on June 10 with reasonable price of $379. As for the Founder model, users can purchase it at $499. GTX 1070 GPU will be a great choice given its performance on par with GTX 1080 but cheaper. Below is a video on GeForce GTX 1070 review!

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