NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS vs RTX 3070 Mobile

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, release date and other general parameters.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.17
 
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Architecture
G9x
 
Ampere
GPU code name
NB9E-GS
 
GN20-E5 GA104
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
15 July 2008
 
4 January 2021
Price now
$230
 
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines / CUDA cores
48
 
5120
CUDA cores
48
 
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Core clock speed
530 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
1620 MHz
Transistor count
505 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
8 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
60 Watt
 
115 Watt
Texture fill rate
12.72
 
287.0
Floating-point performance
127.2 gflops
 
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Gigaflops
180
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9700M GTS and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
large
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
800 MHz
 
12 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
51.2 GB/s
 
320.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9700M GTS and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 9700M GTS and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
4.0
 
6.5
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 
2.0
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2
CUDA
+
 
8.5

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 9700M GTS and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS

Less power hungry (60 vs 115 watts)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile

4349% faster (about 44.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (4 January 2021 vs 15 July 2008)
More pipelines (5120 vs 48)
Higher memory bandwidth (320 vs 51.2 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 65 nm)

So, 9700M GTS or RTX 3070 Mobile?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile.
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