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Here's our NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti custom-cooled cards round-up!

By John Law & Koh Wanzi - on 31 Oct 2017, 9:00am

Palit & Zotac

Palit

Palit has revealed just two cards, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti JetStream and GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Dual.

The JetStream card is the beefier model of the two, and at 58mm thick, it’ll require nearly three slots to install. That doesn’t bode well for those who want to run two cards in SLI, but Palit is sweetening the deal with additional features like dual BIOS chips.

Palit GeForce GTX 1070 Ti JetStream

The card also comes with one 6-pin and one 8-pin power connector, compared to the single 8-pin connector found on the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Dual.

Palit GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Dual

That aside, both models feature a honeycomb bracket that Palit says facilitates better airflow out the back of the card.

 

Zotac

Last, but not least, Zotac is throwing in its lot with three different cards as below:

  • Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme
  • Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Edition
  • Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini

The AMP Extreme sits at the top of the line-up, and it’s also the largest of the lot. At 56.6mm thick and 325mm long, this is a massive card that will require a 2.5-slot allowance and plenty of clearance inside your chassis.

Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme

The IceStorm cooler features three 90mm dual ball-bearing EKO fans, while relying on a direct contact copper base plate to draw heat away from the GPU. Thermal pads sit on all the heat generating components as well in order to boost cooling efficiency.

In addition, the card uses what Zotac calls Carbon ExoArmor, which is a wraparound metal backplate and fan shroud that helps reinforce the overall structure.

The AMP Edition has a slightly more manageable size, measuring 300 x 148 x 43.5mm. It shares some common features with the AMP Extreme, such as Zotac’s Spectra RGB lighting, dual 8-pin power connectors, and the IceStorm cooler, but this is a more modest dual-fan design.

Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Edition

There’s also a metal backplate for additional support, but it doesn’t quite wrap around the card like it did on the AMP Extreme.

Then there’s the 1070 Ti Mini, a compact card that is just 211mm long. To be precise, these aren’t quite in line with the specifications for a mini-ITX board, and there will still be some overhang if you install the card on such a motherboard.

Nevertheless, this is one of the most compact GeForce GTX 1070 Tis at this point in time, and you’ll probably look to it if you want to build a small form factor system with NVIDIA’s latest Pascal card.

Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini

It features a scaled-down version of the IceStorm cooler, with dual fans pushing through a heat sink array. The card also comes with a metal backplate despite its small size, which is a welcome feature.

One interesting design choice is the asymmetrical fan size, where a 90mm fan is paired with a 100mm one.

But unlike the AMP series cards, it doesn’t support the Spectra RGB lighting. Instead, the Mini uses an always-on white LED light, and also ditches the black-and-yellow color scheme for a more muted gunmetal gray.