Test Configuration

Test Configuration – Hardware

  • Intel Core i7-8700K (HyperThreading and Turbo boost is locked on to 4.60 GHz for all six cores. Coffee Lake DX11 CPU graphics.
  • EVGA Z370 FTW motherboard (Intel Z370 chipset, latest BIOS, PCIe 3.0/3.1 specification, CrossFire/SLI 8x+8x), supplied by EVGA
  • Team Group T-Force Night Hawk RGB DDR4 3200 MHz (2x8GB, dual channel at 3200/3333/3400 MHz), supplied by Team Group
  • HyperX Predator 16 GB DDR4 3333 MHz (2x8GB, dual channel at 3333 MHz), supplied by HyperX/Kingston
  • GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition 8GB, stock clocks, supplied by NVIDIA
  • Team Group L5 LITE 3D 2.5″ 480 GB SSD
  • 1.92 TB SanDisk CloudSpeed ECO Gen II SSD (SXPLFA)
  • 2 TB Seagate 7200 rpm SSHD (Solid State Hard Drive)
  • EVGA 1000G 1000W power supply unit
  • EVGA CLC 280mm CPU water cooler, supplied by EVGA
  • Onboard Realtek Audio
  • Genius SP-D150 speakers, supplied by Genius
  • EVGA DG-77, mid-tower case supplied by EVGA
  • Monoprice Crystal Pro 4K

Test Configuration – Software

    • Nvidia’s GeForce 391.35 WHQL drivers were used.  High Quality, prefer maximum performance, single display.
    • VSync is off in the control panel.
    • AA enabled as noted in games; all in-game settings are specified with 16xAF always applied.  All games are DX11 except as noted.
    • All results show loading time in seconds.
    • Highest quality sound (stereo) used in all games.
    • Windows 10 64-bit Home edition.
    • Latest DirectX
    • All games are patched to their latest versions at time of publication.
    • MSI’s Afterburner, latest version.
    • WPrime
    • Star Swarm Demo
    • 3D Mark Physics Test

PC Game suite 

  • Fallout 4
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Metro Last Light Redux
  • Project CARS 2
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Deus Ex Mankind Divided (DX12)
  • The Witcher 3
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Final Fantasy XV

Synthetic Benching Suites

  • SiSoft Sandra 2017
  • AIDA 64
  • PC Mark 8 (Creativity Suite)
  • Real Bench v234
  • Cinebench

Nvidia Control Panel settings:

We used MSI’s Afterburner to set the power and temp limits to their maximums.

Let’s head to our benching results.