Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming Video Card Review

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Final Thoughts and Conclusions

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming is the first custom GeForce GTX 1070 that we’ve look at from one of NVIDIA’s board partners and it looks pretty good. It offers slightly better performance at a significantly lower price point than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition, so you have yourself a solid gaming card that will chew up 1080P and 1440P game titles. 4K gaming can be done on this card,  but you’ll find yourself wanting more power in a wide variety of game titles at that resolution and we still recommend the GeForce GTX 1080 for serious 4K gamers. The GTX 1070 FE design is still interesting though as multi-GPU setups can benefit from the external exhaust design better than an open GPU cooler like the WindForce 3x model used on the GTX 1070 G1 Gaming.

When it comes to overclocking performance the GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming overclocked well. We got our test sample up to nearly 2.1GHz on the core clock when boosting and stayed above 2GHz once at operating temperature for long gaming durations. The Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming software utility was very nice to have and it was easy to overclock the card, adjust the fan profile to our liking and even adjust the RGB lighting profiles.

Pricing for the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming is $429.00 right now on Amazon, but NVIDIA has been having a tough time keeping up with demand on pretty much all of the new Pascal series cards. If you are looking for a good all around gaming card the GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming from Gigabyte is certainly a contender. The toughest part about buying a GeForce GTX 1070 is finding one available to purchase for a reasonable price as some retailers are inflating the price due to the supply and demand. We asked Gigabyte for their MSRP for the GeForce GTX 1070 lineup and was told it was this:

  • Gigabyte GTX 1070 Xtreme Gaming – $459
  • Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming – $429
  • Gigabyte GTX 1070 Windforce OC – $399

Hopefully that will help you know what a fair price is as right now some retailers are selling the G1 Gaming for $499 or higher as they are the only ones with it in-stock.

LR Recommended Award

Legit Bottom Line:  The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming looks great, performs better than the GTX 1070 FE and costs less than the GTX 1070 FE!

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  • Ryan S

    Hi guys, I have the g1 gaming 1070 and I was considering getting an arctic accelero extreme IV for it. Would it be a significant upgrade to the cooling or are the 3x windforce fans enough?

  • Erez Avital

    just ordered an EVGA GTX 1070 SC from amazon for $409. the FTW is selling for $50 more, isn’t worth it imho, but I don’t need the RGB or extra 5 FPS..

    • Noname

      Let me guss American? The EVGA fanboyism is strong with you guys…

      • Erez Avital

        Not American actually. and I do like EVGA, but wouldn’t say a I’m a fanboy.
        it was the cheapest 1070 I could find at the time. if anything I’m an Asus fanboy, I love their Mobos, they never fail me. what’s wrong with that 😛

  • bob dodd

    Meant intel i5 6600 cpu, my bad

  • bob dodd

    gpu only runs at 50%. it is the windforce oc edition and do not know why. use a intel 51 6600 cpu. sometimes it gets higher but drops right back down,help?

  • alan green

    Page 1 on the first table of specs, the boost clock and the base clock are the wrong way round. Base clock should be slower than the boost clock.

    • Nathan Kirsch

      fixed! Just flipped base/boost labels.

  • Widow Mines

    This card is ok-ish. When i check my computer store this was raised $40 additional than when i bought it. I was hoping to play my current games at 60fps very high/ultra/maximum graphic settings at 1920x1080p gaming. But it didnt. But then again maybe my cpu is to blame. Its a 4year old amd fx8320. Anyway i was able to play with additional fps and no longer has to settle with low/medium/minimum graphic settings just to have a smooth gameplay. So its an okay purchase But then maybe its just buyers remorse. I should have just bought a 1060 or rx480. Last time i bought something i was so satisfied was buying a saxx underwear. It costs twice the average men’s underwear but when i used it, it was perfect for me. I bought 14pcs and im set.

    • alan green

      Pretty sure your cpu is to blame for those low fps. Also your motherboard may have an old PCI-e v2 (x8 speed) instead of the newer PCI-e v3 (x16 speed) slot meaning you only have half the bandwidth of todays motherboards. That didn’t have a large affect on last gen cards but may have more impact with these ones.
      A lot of motherboards have more than one slot, if they do often one slot is faster than the other so make sure you installed it in the fastest one.
      Again that cpu is a bit weak, give it a good overclock as that should help a bit.

      • Coach

        My son’s pc has an 8320. It is likely the bottleneck in your case. I’ve overclocked his @ 4.0 standard but it will run 4.3 without a hiccup. He has a Cooler Master Seidon 240 cooling it.

    • WarHell

      Your CPU is a bottleneck. I have the same card, but with a i7-6700K, I can play most games at 1440p 60 fps or more (In some games I need to reduce the AA, though). I’ve tested 4K in Overwatch and others and they’re very playable.

    • A play on Little Minds

      I saw your post on ncix as well. You have already been told why the card is not performing to your expectation. Stop with your garbage posts already.

    • JackMeOffski

      You’re a moron

  • gamer

    yes, its excellent gpu, dont have myself but my frend have it..

    its fast and running games silent and low temp.

    also tue 4k games gpu and whats important today,low watt eater.

  • turtlemaster

    How can you call this a review without taking apart the cooler and let us see the heat sink and pcb man come on it’s standard stuff.

    • Nathan Kirsch

      Thanks for the feedback… I did that for a decade and people never commented on it, but I’ll start doing it again if people ask for it!

  • Javier Saove

    I have one of this card. Is amazing!.

  • Corvo Attano

    i think that i will go with this card, Because its basically a monster, and almost all my pc parts are from gigabyte and i didn’t have any problem with them..

    Thanks for the Review, and please review msi gtx 1070 gaming x gpu too!

    Much appericiated 😀