Today is the availability date of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1070 Ti video card and lots of reviews just hit the web. We already covered the specifications last week when NVIDIA did the paperlaunch, so lets go straight to the reviews to get a sense of how this new model performs.
First up we head to AnandTech, they conclude this is a launch without any major surprises. The GTX 1070 Ti is about 13 percent faster than the GTX 1070, and about 8 percent slower than the GTX 1080. A comparison with the Radeon RX Vega 56 depends a lot on the games you pick, but in general the GTX 1070 Ti is about 5 percent faster. In the end, a lot depends on the actual retail pricing is video card prices change very frequently these days due to imbalances between supply and demand.
When it comes to comparing the GTX 1070 Ti to the RX Vega 56, it's ultimately a question of how competitive NVIDIA wishes to be and how quickly they want to react. If NVIDIA needs to completely cut-off the RX Vega 56, they can lower prices, otherwise if they just want to force AMD & vendors to bring their own prices back down to MSRP, then that job has just been done. Otherwise, looking briefly at the RX Vega 64 comparison, as you might expect from how it compares to the GTX 1080, the GTX 1070 Ti doesn't quite have the performance to outdo AMD's flagship air cooled card, leaving AMD in the lead by 5%. This means that the GTX 1070 Ti isn't the RX Vega 64's direct competitor either, however it's a potential spoiler by offering 90-95% of the gaming performance for 88% of the cost (not to mention the superior power efficiency).
For a second opinion you can check out this review from HotHardware, they conclude the GTX 1070 Ti outpaces the Radeon RX Vega 56 and often comes relatively close to the GTX 1080. It's a fantastic new option but pricing is a bit of a concern as some of the NVIDIA partner cards approach GTX 1080 prices.
Ultimately, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is exactly what you’d expect it to be based on its branding. It is a more powerful, higher performing graphics card than the original GeForce GTX 1070, that slots in just behind the GeForce GTX 1080, and does a good job of taking the fight to AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56. If you're looking for a graphics card in its price range, it is a fantastic option that we highly recommend.