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For price-conscious users: KFA2 / Galax GeForce GTX 1070 Ti EX as RTX Alternative | Editorial/Advertorial

With the launch of the new RTX graphics cards, many gamers are wondering whether the transition to the Turing generation is worthwhile. Individual preferences are crucial to answering this question. This includes the required performance and the existing budget. And this is where the grip on a Pascal GPU can be the only sensible decision. For example, a KFA2/Galax GeForce GTX 1070 Ti EX.

There is no question that the RTX 2080 and rtX 2080 Ti are fast. That Nvidia has set the price high, for some too high, too. If you can do without the few FPS more in games, don't need ray tracing and simply want to save money, you could be more than happy with the KFA2/Galax GeForce GTX 1070 Ti EX.

We tested the map extensively in our laboratory almost a year ago and found the following:

The German distributor HMC, which usually also sells the more expensive versions in the form of the "Hall of Fame" editions (HoF), deliberately positions this card around the lower end of the price scale, although at first glance it is hard to see where the savings were actually saved. Because one thing we can spoil here: depending on the GPU quality, you don't have to hide behind the significantly more expensive competitors in terms of performance, on the contrary!


Buy the KFA2/Galax GeForce GTX 1070 Ti EX at Mindfactory at a reasonable price! 


The design

The radiator cover is made of matt black lacquered light metal, which surprises us positively due to the low entry price. After the unboxing, the first optical and haptic impression is completely fine, there is no trace of excessive cost-down.

With its 839 grams, the card is not a real heavyweight, which of course suits the installation. The length of 28.4 cm is also still fine. The actual card would also have been loose with 27 cm if the designers had not put on the upper cover nor an optical set of tail feathers, which is actually completely superfluous and only unnecessarily extends the card. The height of 12.5 cm is average and the installation depth of 3.5 cm is typical for a dual slot design.

The back of the board is covered by a one-piece, blackened aluminium backplate, which has various ventilation slots and openings. This backplate requires at least another five millimetres of depth on the back, which could be important for multi-GPU systems.


Since the ex-factory specifications must be the same for all GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, the following table applies equally to all cards:

GeForce GTX 1080 (GP104)
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (GP104) GeForce GTX 1070 (GP104)
20 19
CUDA Cores
2560 2432
Base Clock
1607 MHz
1607 MHz
1506 MHz
GPU Boost Clock
1733 MHz 1683 MHz
1683 MHz
GFLOPs (Base Clock)
8228 7816
Texture Units
160 152
Texel Fill Rate
277.3 GT/s 244.3 GT/s
201.9 GT/s
Memory Data Rate
10 Gb/s 8 Gb/s
8 Gb/s
Memory Bandwidth
320 GB/s 256 GB/s
256 GB/s
64 64
L2 Cache
7.2 billion 7.2 billion
7.2 billion
The Size
314 mm2 314 mm2 314 mm2
Process Node
16nm 16nm 16nm


Brief summary

This budding price/performance breaker offers an enormous performance for money and despite the favorable price positioning operates without significant weaknesses or even mistakes. The card corresponds in the structure and on the board to the in-house GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, whose cooler also copes surprisingly well with the higher power consumption and thus also – delivery. Even in the closed housing, which should also be the horizontally aligned cooling fins.

This card can also score if you are looking for a real lightweight that does not load or bend the board. Thanks to the working fan stop automatic, the card in the Idle is even completely silent.





Buy the KFA2 / Galax GeForce GTX 1070 Ti EX at Mindfactory

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Read our detailed review of the KFA2/Galax GeForce GTX 1070 Ti EX!