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    Asus ROG Strix GTX 1070 OC

    Asus brings ROG Strix goodness to GTX 1070, but there's a hefty price to pay.
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    Re: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1070 OC

    Quote Originally Posted by hexus
    Clock speeds and frequencies are of particular interest given that Asus has come under fire for shipping review cards that differ slightly from retail models. As has been widely reported, our ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 review sample arrived with 'OC' mode activated by default, resulting in core and boost frequencies of 1,658MHz and 1,860MHz, respectively. Though end users can choose to implement OC mode using Asus's GPU Tweak II software utility, retail cards are shipped with Gaming as the standard profile, producing a 1,632MHz base clock and 1,835MHz boost.

    Hardly ideal for benchmarking purposes, and our attempts to apply the Gaming profile manually proved fruitless as clock speeds weren't reduced correctly. After discussions with Asus HQ, HEXUS has been able to retrieve a retail BIOS and flash our review sample to ensure the card runs at retail-matching speeds. We've checked to ensure the frequencies are where they should be and are confident our test results present an accurate reflection of out-the-box performance.
    Kudos for checking and chasing to get a representative review.

    But as you point out: that price.. nVidia's $379 claim for non-FE cards is looking absurd.

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    Re: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1070 OC

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hexus
    Clock speeds and frequencies are of particular interest given that Asus has come under fire for shipping review cards that differ slightly from retail models. As has been widely reported, our ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 review sample arrived with 'OC' mode activated by default, resulting in core and boost frequencies of 1,658MHz and 1,860MHz, respectively. Though end users can choose to implement OC mode using Asus's GPU Tweak II software utility, retail cards are shipped with Gaming as the standard profile, producing a 1,632MHz base clock and 1,835MHz boost.

    Hardly ideal for benchmarking purposes, and our attempts to apply the Gaming profile manually proved fruitless as clock speeds weren't reduced correctly. After discussions with Asus HQ, HEXUS has been able to retrieve a retail BIOS and flash our review sample to ensure the card runs at retail-matching speeds. We've checked to ensure the frequencies are where they should be and are confident our test results present an accurate reflection of out-the-box performance.
    Kudos for checking and chasing to get a representative review.

    But as you point out: that price.. nVidia's $379 claim for non-FE cards is looking absurd.
    It's a suggested retail price. Like the i7 6700K that is still being sold way above MSRP. Supply and demand.

    Asus, MSI and EVGA amongst others did announce blower style cards I can see ending up around that MSRP. They haven't released them yet because they can ask a lot more money for their super special tri fan, double heatsink cards that sell like hotcakes.

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    Re: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1070 OC

    ASUS HQ: Hey let's see if we can charge £100 for some fan headers

    It's a bold strategy Cotton...

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    Re: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1070 OC

    Still waiting for these prices to fall atleast somewhat closer to the 970/Announced nvidia prices. Never expected the announced $ price to translate directly, but I'm pretty disappointed with the price of the 1070 as a whole.

    Hope assuming its just a chip shortage, we'll see the prices drop soon. Unless a lot of people are still buying at this price in which case they get away with it I guess.

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    Re: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1070 OC

    Its Madness i tell you Madness!

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    Re: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1070 OC

    I'm sure that absolutely any excuse they can possibly dream up is a good enough one for them to not reduce the price...

    "There's a typhoon in Taiwan"
    "The GBP:USD ratio has worsened"
    "The cost of Diesel has increased"
    "It's a Tuesday"

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    Re: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1070 OC

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Kudos for checking and chasing to get a representative review.

    But as you point out: that price.. nVidia's $379 claim for non-FE cards is looking absurd.
    A quick look at NewEgg shows the cheapest is $455 delivered, which equates to just over £350. OcUK's cheapest option is currently £380, which is closer than normal to US pricing. However, this does demonstrate that the $379 price is wishful thinking!

    The price of this reviewed Asus card makes it a non-starter IMHO.

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    Re: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1070 OC

    is cool man

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    Re: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1070 OC

    I just can't get my head around the insane prices of these cards relative to their performance VS earlier generations.

    Why are people not buying 9** and hetting bargains and bundled games for nigh on equivelant performance?

    Everyone complains about GPU pricing but ine surefire way to fix that is not to buy the damn cards and especially if you make previous generation cards out-sell "next-gen" maybe we could all force nVidia to uave an "ah ha!" Moment.

    Alas, people won't allow this to happen. Still, it did happen with the Gilette mach 3 razor VS the fusion...so there's a ray of hope.

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