MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8GB Review


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Testing Setup

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All benchmarks are done on a fresh install of Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit that is fully up-to-date with Windows Updates to ensure that the performance reflects a real-world scenario and not that of a tweaked benchmarking system. Every benchmark runs for a total of three times and then an average is taken of those results.

3D Benchmarks:

  • 3DMark 11 – Performance + Extreme preset
  • 3DMark Fire Strike – Normal + Extreme preset
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0 – Basic + Extreme preset
  • Unigine Valley – Extreme + Extreme (HD) preset

Gaming Benchmarks:

  • Bioshock Infinite – Ultra /w DDOF Preset 1080p + 1440p
  • Company of Heroes 2 – Maximum Settings 1080p + 1440p
  • Grid: Autosport – Ultra Preset 1080p + 1440p
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Ultra Preset 1080p + 1440p
  • Total War: Rome II Extreme Preset 1080p + 1440p

All “regular” testing is done using MSI’s Gaming Mode and nothing else; these can be selected via the MSI Gaming App as shown below:

MSI Gaming App



  1. I would consider the 1080 to be a 4k card, the 1070 to be a 1440p card and the 1060 to be the 1080p card. Not sure why the 4k expectation on a lesser performing card should be a “con”.

  2. doesn’t make any sense to publish “overall” scores instead of “graphics” (talking about Firestrike of course).

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