NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Review | Asus ROG Strix GTX 1070 OC

Hey, everybody this is Roberto Blake of robertoblakecom geeking out with you today over something awesome

This is one of my favorite pieces of tech that I've recently acquired Happy to report that my 4K video editing and gaming rig is pretty much done at this point All the major components are done The very last piece of resistance was the GTX 1070 graphics card I went with the Asus version of that, the Asus Rog Strix, this thing's a monster

First of all as a designer I really appreciate what they did with the packaging for this It is tremendous, this is very cool It's the kind of thing that I've come to expect from Asus lately In fact the packaging on the Asus monitor that I bought for a 4K video editing monitor was also well packaged I will have a review coming up on that soon for you guys

The performance of this graphics card is tremendous and it was a bargain In my case, I actually got it while the price was down on Amazon You have to constantly check, I was able to get it for about 449 I believe This is an amazing bang for the buck graphics card The 1070 handled all the benchmark tests with flying colors

If you guys are interested I can actually release some videos with those benchmarks, I just need to know in the comment section if that's something you guys care about at all Everybody's already talked about this graphics card for gaming and I will get in that but let's talk about why I really bought it, 4K video editing and HD video editing for YouTube This is one of the best experiences I've had with rendering in a long time The CPU rendering on this was already great at reducing the time it takes for me to finish editing and rendering my videos but with the GTX 1070, blew it out of the water A 10 minute video with color grading took about four minutes and 45 seconds to render, that's nuts

A 4K video for a minute took about three or four minutes to render for 4K video, so if I do a typical YouTube video of five or more minutes it will take me somewhere between 20 and 30 minute to render this If it's a 4K video, which is insane, and that's coming from the Panisonic Lumix G7 So we're not even talking about faux 4K video coming from your smartphone or something like that, we're talking about real 4K video from Panasonic Lumix G7 So this was a really good test of that I am completely satisfied with how it handles everything

I can edit without any lags or delay in full resolution on my new 4k Asus monitor I got a gaming monitor for that and when I was playing OverWatch I was able to maintain 60 frames per second at ultra settings at 1440 That is insane but here's the beauty of it When streaming I could easily maintained over 30 frames-per-second, closer usual to 45 or 50, while streaming with open broadcaster So that's really cool

Now, one of the bonus features that the Asus Rog comes with, and this might be great for those of you who are gaming, is it does come with a year of xsplit Premium So, that means that you can gamecast You can go ahead and stream to Twitch or YouTube or whatever you're trying to do and you can also display the frames per second, the GPU temps, whatever you want to do as far as an overlay, and I think that that is amazing This is a future-proof card The 1080 might have been a little better but for my budget I really just didn't want to go there and the reality is I could still put another second GTX 1070 into my system, it can accommodate that

It'll be a tight squeeze, it'll be a pain in the butt for me but I could do it if I want to just to increase the performance that much more I probably wouldn't put these into SLI configuration, I would probably actually just use them as stand alone graphics cards since for video editing, you normally don't get any bonuses out of SLI but you can buy using the graphics cards individually as stand alone cards, that's if you're using two cards There's really no video editing bonus for using more than two graphics cards So I just want to clear up that myth I'll probably cover it in another video

speaking of future-proofing, this card is ready for VR So if I ever decide to get the HT Vibe, or I decide to get the Oculus Rift, I can go ahead and I can hook that up into one of the two HDMI ports that it has It also has a display port so I can still run dual monitors and put a VR headset in this As it is from my work flow, I'm getting ready to order my second 4K monitor so I'm just running dual screens One is 1080 and one is a 4K monitor but I can run dual screens and still run my Artisul tablet which is kind of an alternative to a Wacom Cintiq, for those of you who are not familiar with it

I did a video about this before, but basically I can run 3 displays at once with no problem using this set up The performance is great, the design is amazing, you can overclock this if you really want to I prefer not to use the automation for the split fan speeds, I prefer to just have that running at a constant speed myself, that keeps it cool, but you can set all of that up The one downside that I will say about this card is that the Asus GPU tweak software for it for overclocking and controlling everything is not something that's just plug in play, you end up having to download it from the website This a little bit of a pain in the butt but it's not anything that difficult to deal with

This is been a great addition to my 4K video editing build it has definitely been an experience using it and I'm totally satisfied There is a part of me that is tempted to buy a second one of these cards so I highly recommend it This is a great card but you have a little bit more money in your budget, feel free to go ahead and get the GTX 1080 I think that if you're trying to do video editing or you want to do high-end gaming that these are great cards and the new Pascal architecture with the eight gigabytes of virtual memory is really allowing these cards to, like, just reach their maximum potential and I really dig that

The reason that this works so well with Adobe Premiere Pro and video editing and rendering is because this is utilizing about 1,920 Cuda cores Cuda cores are really great for when you're doing video editing and rendering as far as the playback engine when you wanna do the editing and not have lags and delays but also this can help offset the CPU when your rendering which means the CPU can focus on its task, the GPU can help out, and thus you're getting faster render times I'm seeing render times cut down by half or more When you're video editing, time is money and so this is great for me, this makes me a lot more productive, it makes me very comfortable to start shooting more videos in 4k for you guys and so I have to give this a completely favorable review I'm going to give it 5 out of 5 stars, despite the cons of the price fluctuation and the GPU tweak software not just being Plug and Play

But other than that, it's a great video graphics card, couldn't recommend it more, so go ahead and buy it Links are in the description, those Amazon links help me and the channel out Also I will have a list that you guys can click on if you just want to grab everything or look at what my 4K video editing build really looks like, so that's in the description below as well Anyway, that's my review of the Asus Rog strix GTX 1070 from Asus and Nvidia Let me know what graphics cards you're using and what your performance is if you're doing video editing, specifically, I'd love to know that in the comment section

Are you running two graphics cards for your video editing, are you running one, and why? Are you doing 4K video editing? Let me know Anyway, like this video if you like it Don't forget to subscribe Check out the awesome content on the channel Remember I usually do text up on Tuesdays but I'm actually going to load up a lot more on that Here in the near future, there's a lot of stuff that I recently bought that I have to review for you guys

As always, thanks so much for watching and geeking out with me over the new GTX 1070 from Asus and Nvidia

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