Zotac GTX 1070 Ti Mini Review and Benchmarks

Updated on January 2, 2018
Zotac GTX 1070ti Mini
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Hello everyone. Will here and today, I am reviewing the new nVidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card. I was looking forward to getting my hands on this card and was able to do so. I preordered through Newegg and it came via FedEx late yesterday. So, let’s do this.

The nVidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti I have on hand is the Zotac Mini version. I chose this version out of necessity. I'm to keep costs low as I purchase these items. Money does become an issue. So, this card at Newegg is retailing for $450 currently. The GTX 1070 Ti is an 8GB, 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 video card. The 1070 Ti has a core clock of 1607MHz and a boost clock of up to 1683MHz with 2432 CUDA cores. For reference, the GTX 1070 comes with 1920 CUDA cores and the GTX 1080 comes with 2560 CUDA cores. The ZOTAC 1070 Ti Mini has one DVI port, one HDMI port, and one DisplayPort. The Mini supports up to 4 monitors, DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5, and draws 180 watts through a single 8-pin connector. Zotac recommends a 500 watt power supply to power this card.

There were talks that nVidia would not allow overclocking on the GTX 1070 Ti but that is not the case as I was able to get a mild overclock on this card. I got a stable 80MHz increase on the core clock and a 125MHz increase on the memory clock with overclocking. The card performed as expected both at stock and overclocked, as will be shown in the gaming benchmarks below. The question is though, is this card worth what you pay for?

Test System

Intel i7-7700K (4.8GHz)
MSI Z270 Tomahawk
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2666MHz)
Power Supply

Benchmark Methods

All games tested are tested on the highest settings available in the game settings and at 1080p. The average frame rates and 1% lows are an average of 5 runs of each game. The results are as follows:

Battlefield 1

Average FPS
1% Low FPS

For Honor

Average FPS
1% Low FPS

Far Cry Primal

Average FPS
1% FPS

Civilization VI

Average FPS
1% Low FPS

The Division

Average FPS
1% Low FPS

Rise of The Tomb Raider

Average FPS
1% Low FPS

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V)

Average FPS
1% Low FPS


Average FPS
1% Low FPS

So, there you have it. Not bad at all for nVidia’s newest GPU on the market. You get pretty decent value for the money but it’s pretty much in between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 which is what I feel nVidia was shooting for in trying to close the gap while competing with the RX Vega 56. At $450 dollars, you get decent value for the money.

Conclusion and Final Thoughts

The nVidia GTX 1070 Ti is a decent card with good performance and a decent price for the performance. After benchmarking with this card and actually taking a moment to use the card in normal gameplay that I do, it’s apparent that it is a good card but I feel as though nVidia is only putting this card out to try and corner the market on GPUs as this card looks as though it is specifically targeting the performance of the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56. At $450, I would not purchase this card however because you can spend just $50 more and get better performance or you can spend just $50 less and overclock a GTX 1070 and get the same performance as a stock GTX 1070 Ti. At the same time, you can get reference RX Vega 64 cards on Newegg for just $50-$60 more and get better performance. Throw in a GPU water-cooling adapter from NZXT or Corsair with liquid AIO cooler for around $160 total and get far better performance. So, if you can get your hands on the 1070 Ti for around $375-$400, then pick it up. Otherwise, I’d go for the GTX 1070, RX580, or RX Vega 56.

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    • whcobb profile imageAUTHOR

      William Cobb 

      2 years ago from Columbia, SC

      Card ran great for me. Zotac does a decent job with their products. Will run a little hit depending on your setup but nothing like Vega cards or older nVidia architecture like Fermi

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      2 years ago

      ı want this card do you have a any problem on this card ?

    • whcobb profile imageAUTHOR

      William Cobb 

      2 years ago from Columbia, SC

      Also, I was able to buy this Zotac 1070 Ti for just over $450 at release and if I had bought it first, I would keep it and not go with the 1080.

    • whcobb profile imageAUTHOR

      William Cobb 

      2 years ago from Columbia, SC

      Also, not sure if you meant $360 for the 1070 Ti currently but the cheapest you can find them right now are $469 before any rebates. I'd pay the extra $50-$60 for the 1080 and overclock it.

    • whcobb profile imageAUTHOR

      William Cobb 

      2 years ago from Columbia, SC

      I can see where you are coming from. I currently have a GTX 1080 so, it would be idiotic for me personally to buy one. At the time of writing, GPU prices, even with the 1070 Ti were above MSRP and most were out of stock. Overclocking a 1080, you get equal or better price to performance and you only spend about $50 more than even the current 1070 Ti prices. But absolutely, if you want just standard 1080 performance for less, go with the 1070 Ti and overclock it. However, if you have a 1070, Vega 56, Vega 64, or 1080, it is pointless to buy this card... My opinion only. Again, price to performance, you are right. It is the best card on the market, especially of you are overclocking.

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      2 years ago

      Why would you not buy the 1070ti instead of the 1070 or 1080? The 1070ti has a better price per performance than both cards and it is pretty much a 1080 (Both are not too far off in Kuda Cores). When you overclock it too, it is better than stock 1080. I don't get it, this thing would be a bad buy ONLY if ALL 1070s were 360 but they are all 20 less!


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