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Should I Buy 1070 Founders Edition??

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey All,

 

Basically, I LOVE the reference or "founders edition" version of all the 10 series cards.

my question is: is the factory overclock used on custom cards worth it if I REALLY love the founder's edition aesthetic?

I know for some people any performance difference is worth it but my question is whether it is only a couple of frames??

 

thanks for any help in advance :)

 

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Most cards in the pascal series have GPU so they boost to a higher frequency, factory OC or not. Though you might not hit as high frequencies due to power and thermal limitations, but I dont think it will  be super significant


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This may help you.

 


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It won't be very significant if any performance gain. As said above, the GPU boost usually takes them above their official boost clocks. The 1070 doesn't usually get hot and gets similar boost speeds to third party custom PCB cards. If you really like the founders edition aesthetic, and don't care about really pushing your card with overclocking, go with the Reference founders edition if thats what you prefer aesthetically.


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16 minutes ago, UselessChimp said:

(I don't Intend On Overclocking The Card)

Now but think about the future. I would only consider reference card if its significantly cheaper most custom designs will have better thermals and usually run more quite and chilly at same GPU speeds than reference ones.

 

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i mean u could just buy a normal 1 and oc it yr self??

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Klemmbrett said:

Now but think about the future. I would only consider reference card if its significantly cheaper most custom designs will have better thermals and usually run more quite and chilly at same GPU speeds than reference ones.

 

The founder's edition is currently £40 cheaper

 

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1 minute ago, CatXice said:

i mean u could just buy a normal 1 and oc it yr self??

Yes but most custom cards have a higher power target which will grant you more headroom for over clocking. Or does this not apply to Pascal GPU'ś?

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they all have a flat power limit set by nivida just put it on 100% power and it will draw the same as every other card on the market with in margin of error only thing with founders cards it will be louder and it will be hotter 

 


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I get you man. Founders edition cards are dealing good looking. 

I'd go for it, just cause the disadvantages aren't that big. And you're saving money for a game or something.


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Buy FE cards if:

- You don't care for the looks of the AiB-custom models better

- If you really want to save that $40-60 for a FE model

- If you don't mind the possibility of slightly lower maximum clocks vs. buying a card that an AiB might have pre-binned.

 

Power limit is the same across all cards of the same model. Voltage limit is the same across all cards of the same model. Thermal limit is the same (well technically this one you can adjust manually depending on how hot you like your card to run) across all cards of the same model. However, an AiB model with a more robust cooling solution will keep your card cooler at lower noise levels.

 

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