After rejuvenating the GeForce GTX 1060 with GDDR5X memory, it seems like NVIDIA is looking to arm its elder sibling, the GTX 1070 with the same standard. As per sources, this is part of team green’s ongoing efforts to get rid of all the extra GDDR5X chips before it fully dedicates to GDDR6.
This time around NVIDIA wasn’t responsible for the leak, but in fact one of its board partners, ZOTAC. This new supposed GDDR5X version of the 1070 appeared on ZOTAC’s official website, but was taken down shortly afterwards. However, as you already know, once you put up something on the internet, it always stays there. The folks over at Videocardz managed to take a snap of this new 1070. The comparison of the two versions of the SKU is as follows:
Although everything except the memory type is the same on both sides, ZOTAC is promising a fair bit of overclocking potential, at least on the memory side. Furthermore, the TDP of the GDDR5X version is 100W higher than the regular 1070. This should further help with the overclocking. From what I can tell, this is a solid lead and we’ll probably see the official announcement from NVIDIA soon enough. We already know that the GPU in the 1070 is a cut down version of the 1080 (GP104), so it should have no trouble with the memory swap.
We’ll let you know when there is an official announcement. Cheers!