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MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X or ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1070 8G Gaming (non OC version)

The question is simple,which one should I choose? The MSI model (because it is OCed by default) has bigger clock numbers,while the ASUS model (non-oc version) is a bit underpowered.
In my country,the price difference between them is roughly ~£13 / €15.5 (the MSI is more expensive).

I haven't used their software ,but from pictures I can see that it would be easy to raise their clock numbers to match each other or even more (close to 2000 Mhz) (some clicks maybe ,little info would be nice!).

About cooling,I read that ASUS Strix doesn't cool the memory unit,while the MSI does.
Also MSI has more power phases,I don't know if it matters anything.
Both of them are quiet and decent,but still can't decide.
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    Both are great to be honest. Ignore the factory clock speeds, both will be able to overclock to a similar level.

    The Asus has a separate metal plate for the Vram chips, which is fine IMO, as the vram chips dont really get very hot. (my 1060 strix is running the Vram at 9Ghz no problem).
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2016/06/21/asus-geforce-gtx-1070-strix-review/2
  2. Well if memory cooling is not an issue,then I should choose the cheaper, ASUS STRIX GTX 1070 version and Overclock it by myself.s
  3. Yeah why not, the strix cooler seems great on my 1060, so yeah.
  4. You have to factor, the drivers as well. MSI has very easy to use drivers, so in my personal opinion, I would choose MSI, but in the end it is your choice.
  5. XBlitz15 said:
    You have to factor, the drivers as well. MSI has very easy to use drivers, so in my personal opinion, I would choose MSI, but in the end it is your choice.


    The drivers are the same regardless of card brand, they are made by Nvidia.
  6. drivers are the same, all provided by nVidia (same GPU).

    the MSI afterburner and EVGA Precision can both be used doesn't matter the brand if that is what you meant.
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