Asus has unveiled its latest graphics card called the Expedition GTX 1070 OC. According to the company, its newest custom GTX 1070 is a ‘heavy duty’ graphics card that’s made primarily for PCs used in cyber cafes. Graphics cards in cyber cafe PCs are often used for long hours, which may affect their durability in the long run – hence the need for a ‘reliable’ graphics card.
Interestingly, Asus mentioned that the Expedition GTX 1070 OC graphics card has been put through rigorous testing, which includes running the graphics card for 144 hours (stress test), two hours of continuous reboot, and 15 hours of 3DMark benchmarking run. Knowing this, one can safely assume that the Expedition GTX 1070 OC is indeed a ‘tough’ graphics card.
Those aside, when it comes to its specifications, the Expedition GTX 1070 OC does not disappoint. Asus’ newest graphics card comes with clock speeds of 1607MHZ (base) and 1797MHz (boost) in OC Mode. Memory-wise, the Expedition GTX 1070 OC features 8GB VRAM and 1920 CUDA cores, along with a standard memory clock speed of 2000MHz.
That said, Asus’ Expedition GTX 1070 OC is, unfortunately, fitted with a rather dull-looking cooler shroud. However, the cooling fans on the graphics card does come with the company’s 0dB technology, which allows the fans to only spin when the GPU temperature hits above 55°C. Besides that, the graphics card is also equipped with one DVI port along with two DisplayPort and HDMI ports each.
It seems very likely that Asus may only opt to release its Expedition GTX 1070 OC for countries with large numbers of cyber cafes like China and Japan – Malaysia will most probably be on the list as well. Date of availability and price of the graphics card wasn’t mentioned by the company.