A new rumour has surfaced regarding a possible “feature” of upcoming custom GTX 1070 Ti graphics cards. According to multiple sources, all custom Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti cards will feature the same frequency speeds, because they won’t be overclockable.
An industry insider was quoted by Eteknix saying that all custom GTX 1070 Ti graphics cards will not be overclockable. This means that all custom cards will come with the same clock speeds, regardless of the brand. That said, these cards may still vary in terms of pricing because of their cooling system and design.
Contrary to this statement, folks at Experview mentioned that despite having the same core clock speeds, custom GTX 1070 Ti graphics cards may still be overclockable via third party software. That said, if Nvidia decides that it doesn’t want people fiddling with the GTX 1070 Ti, then the company may enable “restrictions” on the GPU, which will make it incompatible with most overclocking tools.
According to previous rumours, Nvidia’s GTX 1070 Ti may likely come at base and boost clock speeds of 1607MHz and 1683MHz respectively. One shouldn’t forget, however, that Nvidia Pascal GPUs are endowed with a feature called “GPU Boost 3.0.” With GPU boost, the Pascal GP104 GPU powering the GTX 1070 Ti will “automatically” increase its max clock speeds based on the type of cooling system used – possibly up to 2GHz.
Still, disabling manual overclocking on the GTX 1070 Ti may put off some consumers from getting one; which is bad business for Nvidia. But, looking at it from Nvidia’s perspective, enabling overclocking on the GTX 1070 Ti may make the GTX 1080 “obsolete” in the eyes of consumers. Regardless, do take this rumour with a grain of salt, at least until the official launch of the GTX 1070 Ti.