NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card - Black

VR Ready
Get reliable and consistent performance without overheating issues with this NVIDIA Founders Edition GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card. The die-cast aluminum body and modifiable back ensure durability and rigidity, while the thermal solution provides better cooling than standard blower-style graphics cards. This NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card is VR-ready and delivers three times the speed of its predecessors.

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Overview

What's Included


  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (550 out of 559)

Features


Powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics processing unit (GPU)

With a 1506MHz clock speed and 1683MHz boost clock speed to help meet the needs of demanding games.

8GB GDDR5 (256-bit) on-board memory

Plus 1920 CUDA processing cores and up to 256GB/sec. of memory bandwidth provide the memory needed to create striking visual realism.

PCI Express 3.0 interface

Offers compatibility with a range of systems. Also includes DVI-D, HDMI and 3 x DisplayPort outputs for expanded connectivity.

NVIDIA Ansel

Revolutionary new 360-degree image capture.

NVIDIA SLI-ready

Transmits synchronization, display and pixel data for reliable connection between GPUs (additional graphics cards not included).

NVIDIA G-SYNC technology

Scenes appear instantly, objects look sharper, and gameplay is super smooth, giving you a stunning visual experience and a serious competitive edge.

Microsoft DirectX 12

Support for the latest Microsoft DirectX API to enable next-generation gaming.

OpenGL 4.5 Support

Supporting the latest standards in the OpenGL API.

Vulkan API

A next generation graphics and compute API from Khronos Group that provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to modern GPUs.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 558 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Delighted to get my hands on the card

    Posted
    vrs99
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Have been running a EVGA GTX 1060 SSC in the beast my son and I built last summer, wanted a GTX 1070 but had run into my budget wall around 2400. Thought I would wait a couple months then pop for the GTX 1070 and hand the GTX 1060 over to the kid for his box. If you have been following the market it has been nutz for close to a year with prices ridiculous. So, my purchase was put off till now. Have checked online occasionally to see if there might be a GTX 1070 at a reasonable price. Typically, by now the prices would have dipped but due to the demand it’s not happened. Two nights ago, saw that Best Buy had the GTX 1070 at my store at a good price, waited till morning to purchase and of course all gone. Found one at a store 60 miles away and now have it in my machine. Long winded way of saying that I APPRECIATE that Best Buy did not gouge its customers on the price (like other well-known sources have done). KUDOS to Best Buy for not marking up hundreds of dollars on the card. Was it worth a two-hour drive, you betcha. The card is smoking hot (performance that is), sips on the electric juice, and looks very nice behind the tempered glass on my Cooler Master case. Love the light (green) scheme on card edge, goes nicely with the build. Not a top end gamer but enjoy Cities Skylines and CIV 6 to pass the time and the GTX 1070 doesn’t even break a sweat running all settings at full tilt. My GTX 1060 did a great job with the games, but with a fire breathing beast of a machine it deserves a smokin’ hot card. It is the best card for the money for almost any gamer today, and when 4K 120hz arrives you can simply SLI two together and Rock On.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The card itself is solid, the cooling works well

    Posted
    Babel17
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I won't recapitulate other reviews, I was using a GTX 970 and suffice to say the bump in performance is very nice. The Pascal based gpu does support hardware acceleration of h.265 videos, so that's a good feature to have for the future. My cpu won't have to break a sweat to play that format, which features excellent compression. Online reviewers are finding these cards to boost as strongly as even the most custom of versions from nVidia's add in board partners like MSI, EVGA, and so on. Though cooling plays an essential part in that. I have a Dell XPS and its case cooling is kind of "meh". I've added a bigger PSU, with its bigger fan, to it, as well as jury rigging an input fan I managed to squeeze into the front of the case. So maybe that helps but the real trick for good boost speeds with this gpu is to use a custom fan profile. From guru3d's site you can download the beta version of Afterburner which supports the new Pascal based cards. In the future Guru3D will host the final version as usual but the software is currently in beta (version 14 at the moment). But whatever software you use, just set up a more aggressive custom fan profile so as to keep your gpu temperatures down. nVidia mandates that the bios for all chips have a very conservative level of throttling enabled based on gpu temperature (and voltage, and power usage, so overvolting is often counter productive). Long story short, if your gpu is hitting 80 degrees Celsius, or even a bit lower, you won't be getting the best boost speeds. So I set my fan profile to be at 100% fan speed at 70 degrees Celsius. I'm getting great boost speeds, and the gpu stays cool. Generally I don't hit 100% fan speed as the gpu temp levels off in the 60s, temperature wise. But in a demanding game, after a lot of play, it might come close. Now here's part of why I give this card the highest rating. To my ears the cooler never gets offensively loud. Heck, my gold rated PSU's 135 mm fan produces more volume when gaming. And the cooler really works. Even though the GTX 1070 doesn't eat a lot of power/produce a lot of heat the blower does an amazing job of pushing heat out the back of the card and out the case. I put my hand back there and I can really feel the heat when running a benchmark. This is a great thing to have if the cooling of your case is just "meh", like mine. While this card is a bit noisier at full blast than my previous GTX 970 with its excellent EVGA ACX 2.0+ cooler was, I think that overall the noise from my Dell has decreased. Getting that hot air out of the case means the case fan, cpu fan, and PSU fan are dealing with less heat emanating from the gpu, and thus they can run at a lower RPM. I wish I'd taken measurements before this purchase, but even with my Dell just a few feet from me, and when not using my headphones, I can't hear noise from the case when gaming, even in moments that are relatively quiet. If I'm in a stealthy moment of a game, with no noise, then I might notice a moderate hum of the fans from my case. After exiting the game the sound of the fans isn't at all bad, and quickly quiets down. The GTX 1070 is the quickest to cool down and become quiet, fwiw. Lol, even when the gpu fan is about down to idle I can still hear the other fans as they cycle down. This is partly why I know what's causing the most sound from my case. So, arguably, this card was the quietest solution to getting a GTX 1070 for me. With even the best/quietest custom card I might have more noise overall. Great job on this card's construction, imo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The card itself is solid, the cooling works well

    Posted
    Babel17
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I won't recapitulate other reviews, I was using a GTX 970 and suffice to say the bump in performance is very nice. The Pascal based gpu does support hardware acceleration of h.265 videos, so that's a good feature to have for the future. My cpu won't have to break a sweat to play that format, which features excellent compression. Online reviewers are finding these cards to boost as strongly as even the most custom of versions from nVidia's add in board partners like MSI, EVGA, and so on. Though cooling plays an essential part in that. I have a Dell XPS and its case cooling is kind of "meh". I've added a bigger PSU, with its bigger fan, to it, as well as jury rigging an input fan I managed to squeeze into the front of the case. So maybe that helps but the real trick for good boost speeds with this gpu is to use a custom fan profile. From guru3d's site you can download the beta version of Afterburner which supports the new Pascal based cards. In the future Guru3D will host the final version as usual but the software is currently in beta (version 14 at the moment). But whatever software you use, just set up a more aggressive custom fan profile so as to keep your gpu temperatures down. nVidia mandates that the bios for all chips have a very conservative level of throttling enabled based on gpu temperature (and voltage, and power usage, so overvolting is often counter productive). Long story short, if your gpu is hitting 80 degrees Celsius, or even a bit lower, you won't be getting the best boost speeds. So I set my fan profile to be at 100% fan speed at 70 degrees Celsius. I'm getting great boost speeds, and the gpu stays cool. Generally I don't hit 100% fan speed as the gpu temp levels off in the 60s, temperature wise. But in a demanding game, after a lot of play, it might come close. Now here's part of why I give this card the highest rating. To my ears the cooler never gets offensively loud. Heck, my gold rated PSU's 135 mm fan produces more volume when gaming. And the cooler really works. Even though the GTX 1070 doesn't eat a lot of power/produce a lot of heat the blower does an amazing job of pushing heat out the back of the card and out the case. I put my hand back there and I can really feel the heat when running a benchmark. This is a great thing to have if the cooling of your case is just "meh", like mine. While this card is a bit noisier at full blast than my previous GTX 970 with its excellent EVGA ACX 2.0+ cooler was, I think that overall the noise from my Dell has decreased. Getting that hot air out of the case means the case fan, cpu fan, and PSU fan are dealing with less heat emanating from the gpu, and thus they can run at a lower RPM. I wish I'd taken measurements before this purchase, but even with my Dell just a few feet from me, and when not using my headphones, I can't hear noise from the case when gaming, even in moments that are relatively quiet. If I'm in a stealthy moment of a game, with no noise, then I might notice a moderate hum of the fans from my case. After exiting the game the sound of the fans isn't at all bad, and quickly quiets down. The GTX 1070 is the quickest to cool down and become quiet, fwiw. Lol, even when the gpu fan is about down to idle I can still hear the other fans as they cycle down. This is partly why I know what's causing the most sound from my case. So, arguably, this card was the quietest solution to getting a GTX 1070 for me. With even the best/quietest custom card I might have more noise overall. Great job on this card's construction, imo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Build Silky Smooth

    Posted
    vrs99
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Have been running a EVGA GTX 1060 SSC in the beast my son and I built last summer, wanted a GTX 1070 but had run into my budget wall around 2400. Thought I would wait a couple months then pop for the GTX 1070 and hand the GTX 1060 over to the kid for his box. If you have been following the market it has been nutz for close to a year with prices ridiculous. So, my purchase was put off till now. Have checked online occasionally to see if there might be a GTX 1070 at a reasonable price. Typically, by now the prices would have dipped but due to the demand it’s not happened. Two nights ago, saw that Best Buy had the GTX 1070 at my store at a good price, waited till morning to purchase and of course all gone. Found one at a store 60 miles away and now have it in my machine. Long winded way of saying that I APPRECIATE that Best Buy did not gouge its customers on the price (like other well-known sources have done). KUDOS to Best Buy for not marking up hundreds of dollars on the card. Was it worth a two-hour drive, you betcha. The card is smoking hot (performance that is), sips on the electric juice, and looks very nice behind the tempered glass on my Cooler Master case. Love the light (green) scheme on card edge, goes nicely with the build. Not a top end gamer but enjoy Cities Skylines and CIV 6 to pass the time and the GTX 1070 doesn’t even break a sweat running all settings at full tilt. My GTX 1060 did a great job with the games, but with a fire breathing beast of a machine it deserves a smokin’ hot card. It is the best card for the money for almost any gamer today, and when 4K 120hz arrives you can simply SLI two together and Rock On.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product, easy and light

    Posted
    Hugh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I upgraded from a GTX 760, and it's a pretty noticeable improvement in performance. I can turn most games up to max settings (still below max on GTAV and Project Cars, more on that in a moment). Unexpectedly, the power consumption is significantly lower than the 760 and the card is slightly smaller, so I'd call this a win all around. Some of my favorite games are pretty poorly optimized, so I'm seeing graphical hitches and stutters still. This is most noticeable on GTA V, Project Cars, and Guild Wars 2. I have a 6700k, so I know that the CPU isn't the issue, and I don't have everything maxed out, although I keep the settings pretty high. I know this isn't the 1070's fault, but it's frustrating when I'm still seeing some consistency issues at 1080p gaming on 2-3 year old games with a card that is supposed to be such a powerhouse. I use the steam link quite a bit and, although the 1070 works well in this regard, the performance hit is really noticeable. I go from 150 fps in Doom at max settings and 1080p to between 45-55 fps over the steam link. It's playable, but it's a bit disappointing that there's such a drastic drop. I went out and purchased a very long HDMI chord and now I can game at full resolution without quality loss. I can only do this because my TV and PC are in the same room. Otherwise, I'd still use the steam link, but I was hoping for more from the 1070. This was the last step in preparing my computer for a VR set, so I'm excited, but I'm also curious to see how it stands up against more intensive games in that setting. Nitpicks aside, it's a great card and I don't regret the purchase at all. I'm hoping that these issues are ironed out over time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Performance, Even Better Value

    Posted
    Lawyer4Ever
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this card to replace dual 970 GPUs and it does not disappoint. Pros: - Dropdead great performance in the most demanding games at the highest resolutions including 5760 X 1080 (triple screens) and 3840 X 2160 (4K) - Does not break a sweat running my Oculus Rift - Looks high end with the Founder's Edition casing - Hot air blows outside back of case - Excellent value at $450 when you consider it outperforms even the might Titan X which costs more than twice as much - Five connectors - 3 year warranty Cons: - Overclocking has not gone well for me yet - Only four displays can be active simultaneously even though card has five connectors - Card is very long, make sure you have enough space in your case In summary, I cannot recommend this card enough, just go buy it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very appealing piece of hardware

    Posted
    Clfchris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This card has been serving me very well for the past month and a half, almost. Not only does this card perform extremely well out of the box, but the card, in my opinion, looks stellar. I really like the look of cards directly from Nvidia. This card went well with the case that I chose. Personally, I am not the biggest fan of the other cards out there in terms of aesthetics. This card looks very clean. This card also performs very well too. In all the games that I have played so far; Far Cry 3, Overwatch, Mad Max, Dirt Rally, Tomb Raider, it has been immensely satisfying to go into the games' menus, set the resolution to my monitor's native resolution (1440p 144hz 1ms response), and crank the settings to max. The games I mentioned also are pulling frames above 60 fps consistently. This is without any overclocking. I have heard from others that overclocking is difficult and clock speeds are lower than other after market cards, which is true due to the blower style cooler, but so far I have had no need to overclock my card. I am happy with the out of box performance, and the blower style is aesthetically pleasing in my opinion. I am sure that the need for overclocking will come in the future. On a side note, Nvidia really knows how to package there products and create an unboxing experience like none other. Opening the packaging the card came in was such a pleasant experience I really did not want to throw the box away because it was such a nice box. This may sound weird, but you really should experience this yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible GFX card!

    Posted
    relentlesstech
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is a outstanding card, an absolute beast of a gaming card! This is a top shelf, A+, enthusiast grade graphics card. The GTX 1070 is best single gaming graphics card you can buy right now. Period. And IMHO, this EVGA 1070 is the best GTX 1070 out right now. I was very pleased with the looks of this card, and with the size. It's not small by any means, but it's shorter than I thought and easily fit in my Antec case. Performance wise, I was blown away. I test played GTAV for almost 3 hours after getting everything installed and updated, and I'm talking about on a Dell 27" 4k IPS monitor. I got a solid and rock steady 60FPS on GTAV with all Ultra settings (no V-Sync either) in 4k!. It's bumping up against or matching the refresh rate of 60Hz obviously, but the frame rate didn't dip or drop down. It was weird like the card was actually being held back by the 4K monitor's 60Hz refresh. Astounding. Very impressed. The card's clock seems to boost automatically, and is very quiet. I mean really almost completely silent. This card runs very cool. While gaming with a 55% fan profile, the card stayed in the low to mid 60s (C) and was silent. Yes this is a high end card and its pricey even at it's "regular" price. But if you can afford it, it is well worth the money. I love this card. Can't wait to really start putting it through some paces and benching. I hear no coil whine, nor see any other issues with this card. Nvidia hit the nail on the head with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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