Bye bye GTX 760 - Hello MSI GTX 1070!

They make noise, too.

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Bye bye GTX 760 - Hello MSI GTX 1070!

Post by vishcompany » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:28 am

Installed the MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G this week, replacing my trusty ASUS GTX 760 DirectCU II OC, which had it's stock cooler replaced with an MK-26 and 2x120mm fans.

The old and the new. GTX 760 with stock cooler. The 760 has a TDP of >170W, while the 1070 runs on 150W (stock). It's interesting to compare the size of the coolers with these numbers in mind.

Two shots with the GTX760 + MK-26 + 2x120mm fans


Make no mistake: the MK-26 is massive, the whole combination using up 3 1/2 slots. It can handle up to 320W TDP.

So how does it look inside the case?
Image(just kidding)

Performance and noise:
When gaming, the 760 produces a howling, jet-engine like sound, which is not so bad inside an R5, but was clearly too much for me, when my rig was still inside the Solo2 (thus the MK-26). The 1070 disappears in the general (very gentle) fan whoosh of the case fans.
General power consumption while gaming has dropped significantly to 130-150W, the efficiency of the new architecture shows clearly.

For the moment I do not plan to replace the stock cooler with the MK-26. I went for the MSI card, because it's a plain 2-slot design. By the end of the year I will try to stuff the whole setup into a very small case and see what happens, so I will need a slim card.
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Re: Bye bye GTX 760 - Hello MSI GTX 1070!

Post by quest_for_silence » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:06 am

Enjoy it, and thanks for sharing! :mrgreen:

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Re: Bye bye GTX 760 - Hello MSI GTX 1070!

Post by CA_Steve » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:15 am

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Re: Bye bye GTX 760 - Hello MSI GTX 1070!

Post by Abula » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:55 am

Congrats on the upgrade, thanks for sharing your testing.
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