Both the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti and 1070 Ti Sc fulfill the system requirements of games released today. They often return amazing FPS (Frames Per Second) at high and ultra 1080p. They can also run on 1440p pc system requirements.
The similarities between these 2 cards are more than their differences. Let’s begin with the similarity between them.
7 Similarities Between 1070 Ti and 1070 Ti Sc
Both the cards are based on Pascal architecture. Pascal is one of the most popular architectures from NVIDIA. It is an advanced architecture in terms of performance, power consumption (TDP), and heat generation over its predecessors.
Generally, 16nm / 14nm FinFET technology is used in the GPUs that are based on Pascal architecture. For the 1070 Ti and 1070 Ti Sc 16 nm FinFET is used.
2. TMU and ROP
TMU (Texture Mapping Unit) rotates, resizes, and distorts a bitmap image. And the ROP (Render Output Unit) is the place where the output is assembled into a bitmapped image ready for display.
The TMU and ROP count for both the GPUs are the same and it is 152 TMU and 64 ROP.
3. Central Unit
The speed of the central unit of these GPUs is 1607 MHz. But it goes up to 1683 MHz in Turbo Mode.
They access an 8GB frame buffer of GDDR5 memory through a 256-bit memory interface.
5. Memory Clock Speed
The memory clock operates at 2002MHz, 8GHz effective.
6. Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 180W, both cards require at least a 500W PSU.
7. Recommended Hardware
They are best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560×1600. And 16 GB of RAM is recommended for optimal performance.
2 Difference Between 1070 Ti and 1070 Ti Sc
1. Cooling System
ICX Cooling System
The 1070 Ti features the ICX cooling system that comprises swept fan blades, double ball bearings, and an extremely low-power motor. The “Pin Fin” design on the baseplate is interlaced with L-shaped fins so that more heat can be pulled away from the VRAM and PWM.
The ICX cooling system is designed to remove as much heat as possible from the GPU and its vital components. It also directs airflow towards the hottest areas of the GPU.
ACX Cooling System
The 1070 Ti Sc features ACX 3.0 cooler that comprises optimized swept fan blades, double ball bearings, and an extremely low-power motor. It is designed to deliver more airflow using less power.
2. Display Connectors
The 1070 Ti comes with 1 DVI connector, 2 HDMI connectors, and 2 display port connectors while the 1070 Ti Sc comes with 1 DVI connector, 1 HDMI connector, and 3 display port connectors.
Both the 1070 Ti and 1070 Ti Sc are designed to give an incredible performance, unmatched power efficiency, and unbelievable features. The differences between the two GPUS are less than their similarities.
The difference in their cooling system does not play any significant role in their performance. So, it is better to take a purchasing decision based on the market price.