NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS vs RTX 3070 Mobile
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, release date and other general parameters.
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
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
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.
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 4.0 x16
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
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.
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
APIs supported by GeForce 9700M GTS and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 Ultimate (12_2)
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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