Building for a friend who has never had a gaming pc and going to surprise him with a Geforce GTX 1070!
Asus ROG has created the GTX 1070 Strix OC a balanced product that offers no significant criticisms. The factory overclocking leads to a tangible performance gain over the Founders Edition (10-15%) at ten percent higher power, while the cooler both a lower noise and much lower temperatures achieved as the Nvidia presentation.
Anyway, high energy efficiency of the GTX 1070 is (minimally) increased from Asus consequently again. Critical natures could argue that Asus this result only achieved because the GTX 1070 Strix is a total of 30 centimeters long, is thus compact housing unsolvable problems and also the complete waste heat distributed in the housing, while the Founders Edition blows out. The latter is correct, however, relates to each individual manufacturer design in recent years.
Bottom line, the question remains: Is it worth about 530 euros in the Asus Geforce GTX 1070 Strix OC to invest? This must, as always, each player to decide for himself. In fact, this video card performance strong 980-Ti designs, garnished with around 2 GiByte increased graphics memory and significantly lower fuel consumption. PC Games Hardware can recommend this product, but not without mild abdominal pain on price-performance ratio.
Worth knowing: In the coming PCGH Issue 08/2016 Editors testing all available hitherto manufacturer designs the GTX, more will follow in 1070 and Geforce GTX 1080. Currently eight models of Asus, Gainward, Gigabyte, Inno 3D, MSI and Palit are present. Wait and compare could be useful to.