Product Comparison: MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI vs Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070


General Specifications
Brand
MSI
Gigabyte
Model
GTX 980TI (V323-001R)
GeForce GTX 1070
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Get Game Ready with GeForce® GTX. GeForce GTX graphics cards are the most advanced ever created. Discover unprecedented performance, power efficiency, and next-generation gaming experiences.
GeForce GTX delivers the fastest perfomance, with the most advance gaming technologies (NVIDIA GameWorks) and the best gaming ecosystem (GeForce Experience).
Key Specs
Video Memory Capacity
6 GB
8 GB
GPU Clock Speed
1279 MHz
1771 MHz
Memory Bus Width
384 bit
256 bit

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

What customers say about "Key Specs"
MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI GAMING 6G Graphics Card (V323-001R)
  • Everything about this card far exceeded my expectations. It's quiet, runs cool(without liquid cooling system), and my god is it Powerful. This card is a straight up beast, able to handle anything you throw at it with max settings, 60fps, and 1440p QHD.
  • I am blown away by the performance of this card.
  • It's a GTX 980 TI... it will run literally anything at high FPS max graphics (with an appropriate CPU, of course)
  • Such a looker and by george is it a fast GPU. Really though, this thing is rediculously quite even under massive loads. It handles almost any game you can throw at it exceptionally well.
  • Love it, runs league of legends at 800 fps and that's all I wanted.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC 8G REV2.0 Graphic Cards (GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD REV2.0)
  • Turned my MacBook Pro mid 2012 into a gaming machine, with one script and this box. 10/10 would buy again, 1080 was released the day after I bought this.
  • Definitely worth every penny! Connected it to my MacBook Pro with Touchbar and am getting flawless 60fps performance on games such as Forza Motorsport 7 at Ultra under retina resolution and Ultrawide 1080P resolution.
  • Worked like a charm. Going from a 660 TI to this card, was a huge step to having a modern card. All of my games run on ultra quality, without issue.
  • Works great with Mass Effect Andromeda and other new graphically intense games
  • Some of the best performance you can get for the money.
Size & Weight
Height
1.57 in.
1.45 in.
Width
10.59 in.
11 in.
Depth
5.51 in.
5.16 in.
Weight
2.35 lbs.
4.1 lbs.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

Features
Processor Type
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980Ti
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070
Video Memory Type
GDDR5
GDDR5
Video Memory Clock Speed
7010 MHz
8008 MHz
API Supported
Microsoft DirectX 12 API, OpenGL4.4, VR Ready
DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5
Card Size
Dual Width
Dual Width
Featured Technology
NVIDIA G-SYNC, AIRFLOW CONTROL, SuperSU PIPE
NVIDIA Pascal, NVIDIA GameWorks, NVIDIA VRWorks
Cooling System
TWIN FROZR V coolers
WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System
Extras
Max Monitors Supported: 4, Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @60 Hz
Unique Blade Fan Design, 3D Active Fan, Composite heat-pipes, AORUS Graphics Engine, Digital max resolution 7680x4320, Max Monitors Supported: 4, Heat Pipe Direct Touch, One-click Super overclocking

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

What customers say about "Features"
MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI GAMING 6G Graphics Card (V323-001R)
  • Runs perfectly, really quiet. Though I have been getting an error message whenever I open up a web browser or anything fullscreen. Driver issue I assumed, it won't go away even after updating the drivers.
  • Runs cool and quiet. Comes factory clocked quite high. Not the fastest 980 TI out there, but absolutely the best 980 TI on the market when considering noise, temperatures, and speed as a total package. The near-silent fans alone make this card worth buying.
  • I bought this card to replace two loud and hot reference amd cards and this was the best choice. The card is very strong and very quiet.
  • Fans turn off when not in use, greatly reducing passive noise levels
  • The back of the card is a heavy metal plate for great protection (and looks)
  • Runs a little hot. I average about 78-81 Degrees C, When I'm Maxing out games like Witcher 3 or BF4.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC 8G REV2.0 Graphic Cards (GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD REV2.0)
  • Fast, easy to install, not terribly loud, good controls over fan and lights in the software, good overlocking software
  • Great LEDs (although one LED light is out/dimmer)
  • The other issue is the coil whine. Maybe it's just the nature of the beast, but the occasional whine gets a little annoying sometimes.
  • Clocks higher than advertised easily. like all 1070s
  • The loudest coil whine I have ever had on a card. My bro has a MSI version of this card and there is no coil whine. It's very loud on this card
  • Did not come with anything but the card and driver disk. Not that I needed them, but would some cables or Install instructions been too much?
Connectivity
Interface
PCI-E 3.0
PCI-E 3.0
Output(s)
HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D
DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort
What customers say about "Connectivity"
MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI GAMING 6G Graphics Card (V323-001R)
  • The dust covers for the connection slots are a nice touch as well, though they are a hard plastic, so not sure how long they'll "stay" put. If you're looking at getting a TI this one definitely delivers.
  • I have 3 monitors connected to this plus a TV. Driving games are the most noticeable change on 3 monitors and is something that has to be experienced. Every game recommends the highest settings and even on 3 screens it doesn't slow this card down.
  • Only 1 HDMI port... though, I suppose Display Port should be preferable these days, but my monitors don't support it, so...
  • Only one HDMI output not a problem until you try to play project cars on oculus and it won't display in vr. Have to do a work around for that .
  • Runs slightly hot when you require it to push multiple displays with differing refresh rates, but otherwise zero complaints after owning it a few months.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC 8G REV2.0 Graphic Cards (GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD REV2.0)
  • My laptop didn't have thunderbolt enabled but it did support it. Had to do a bios update then install the TB3 drivers. After that I connected the eGPU and everything worked.
  • If you are using an XPS, the first plug-in attempt will result in the book telling you the card isn't supported. Try to connect again and the card will work.
  • Works perfectly on Dell XPS 15, with a score of 8.7 on Steam VR; the USB ports on the back don't seem to work reliably if you connect more than 1. Have connected the mini-display port to the TV from the AORUS. The led lights are pretty cool as well.
  • One note for everyone out there you will need two 8-pin power connections on your PSU to get this one to run. I had an 4x4 and a 6 pin on the PSU I ordered for my last build 5 years ago, so I had to go get a new PSU since I didn't have a 6 to 8 pin adapter.
  • Most of the time it does not connect, but when it does it works great as intended. Only reason for 2 stars is the headache caused when I bring this to a LAN and have to spend an hour and a half getting it to connect.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, RoHS
CE, RoHS

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