Apparently, NVIDIA and its partners discovered a large supply of unused GDDR5X memory chips and GP104 GPUs in warehouses. And now new ones are being created from them.
The GeForce GTX 1060 GDDR5X video card with GP104 GPU was recently announced (although the original GeForce GTX 1060 used other video chip and memory), and now it is the turn of the GeForce GTX 1070 GDDR5X. ZOTAC is one of the first partners among NVIDIA to release such a device – the GTX 1070 AMP Extreme Core GDDR5X (model ZT-P10700Q-10P). This device is similar to a hybrid of traditional versions of the GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080.
The novelty is equipped with a GP104 graphics processor (like the original version of the GeForce GTX 1070), but with an increased frequency: 1607 MHz in standard mode (the GPU works at that frequency the model has a GeForce GTX 1080) and 1797 MHz in Boost mode. It also notes that the GTX 1070 AMP Extreme Core GDDR5X graphics card contains high-speed GDDR5X memory, although the standard version of the GeForce GTX 1070 uses GDDR5 memory. Further no less interesting. Despite the use of high-speed GDDR5X memory chips, which can operate at an effective frequency of 10 GHz, the actual frequency is set to 8 GHz, as in the standard version of the GeForce GTX 1070. The memory capacity is 8 GB and the access bus is 256 bits. Everything here is standard for the GeForce GTX 1070. Probably, the buyers of this model will have to deal with the memory overclocking themselves.
It is not yet specified when the ZOTAC GTX 1070 AMP Extreme Core GDDR5X video card goes on sale and what its price will be.