Gradually, NVIDIA disclaims Pascal's architecture and enhances its line of GeForce GTX 10. First with the GeForce GTX 1070, available for a few weeks, and then with the GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB for stand in the way of the Radeon RX 480. good solutions for gamers? This is what we will check through our full review of the Founders Edition cards that are joined for the occasion by Strix versions of Asus and Phoenix Gainward.
As has become tradition, the GeForce GTX 1080 was quickly followed by the GeForce GTX 1070, based on the same GPU GP104 but with specifications revised downward. A more affordable alternative that often attracted many players, as was the case with the GTX 970, despite the controversy that surrounded its special memory subsystem.
With this GeForce GTX 1070, Nvidia promises better performance than a GTX 980 Ti, with a drop in consumption and support for new features of the Pascal architecture.
It takes against a generally wait a little longer before seeing land a second GPU dedicated to smaller and mid-range. Faced with Polaris 10 and Radeon RX 480, Nvidia has however been working hard to market the GP106 and the GeForce GTX 1060. No way to leave space to AMD on a strategic segment.
This time it is a similar level of performance than a GTX 980 that we Nvidia promises. It is also presented with a particularly aggressive price for a new GeForce with a ticket to € 280. This, however, is primarily an announcement effect and it is not certain that it is respected long.
Like the 1080 GTX, the GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 6 GB are offered by Nvidia version Founders Edition. Variants equipped with a high-end CPU cooler turbine developed by Nvidia. If this version of the 1070 GTX has been proposed by most partners since the launch, availability outside the shop Nvidia will gradually reduce. And the 1060 GTX Founders Edition will be its exclusive side to this shop online from Nvidia.
It was therefore important to look at at least one custom template by Nvidia partners. In the case of the GTX 1070, it is the Strix Asus and in the case of the GTX 1060 it is the Phoenix Golden Sample Gainward. Should we fall for these new GeForce?