GeForce GTX 1070: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce GTX 1070 provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 34.97% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1070 sales 6 May 2016 at a recommended price of $379 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Pascal architecture and made with 16 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8 GB/s are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 256 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 10.5" (26.7 cm). 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 150 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 1070: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking137
Place by popularity32
Cost-effectiveness evaluation27.17
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code namePascal GP104
Market segmentDesktop
Release date6 May 2016 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$379
Current price$180 (0.5x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce GTX 1070's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1070's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1920of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
CUDA cores1920
Core clock speed1506 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1683 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors7,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology16 nmof 4 (Radeon 780M)
Power consumption (TDP)150 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Maximum GPU temperature94 °C
Texture fill rate202.0of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance6,463 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce GTX 1070 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length10.5" (26.7 cm)
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)
Width2-slot
Recommended system power (PSU)500 Watt
Supplementary power connectors8-pin
SLI options+

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed8 GB/sof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth256 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsDP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
Multi monitor support+
HDMI+
G-SYNC support+

Supported technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

GPU Boost3.0
VR Ready+
Ansel+

API compatibility

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce RTX 4090)
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan+
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1070. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 1070 34.97

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GTX 1070 13513

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1070 24652

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1070 50995

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1070 18255

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1070 106934

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GTX 1070 44925

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GTX 1070 463865

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 1070 46112

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GTX 1070 45301

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 82

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 132

Unigine Heaven 4.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark, a newer version of Unigine 3.0 with relatively small differences. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. The benchmark is still sometimes used, despite its significant age, as it was released back in 2013.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

GTX 1070 2815

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

This part of SPECviewperf 12 benchmark emulates work with 3DS Max, executing eleven tests in various use scenarios, including architectural modeling and animation for computer games.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

GTX 1070 169

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1070 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD122
1440p67
4K50

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 60−65

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 89
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60−65
Battlefield 5 164
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 91
Cyberpunk 2077 60−65
Far Cry 5 109
Far Cry New Dawn 110
Forza Horizon 4 129
Hitman 3 85−90
Horizon Zero Dawn 120−130
Metro Exodus 127
Red Dead Redemption 2 115
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 110−120
Watch Dogs: Legion 65−70

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 76
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60−65
Battlefield 5 152
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 103
Cyberpunk 2077 60−65
Far Cry 5 75
Far Cry New Dawn 91
Forza Horizon 4 121
Hitman 3 85−90
Horizon Zero Dawn 120−130
Metro Exodus 101
Red Dead Redemption 2 103
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 39
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 120
Watch Dogs: Legion 65−70

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60−65
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 61
Cyberpunk 2077 60−65
Far Cry 5 66
Forza Horizon 4 94
Horizon Zero Dawn 120−130
Metro Exodus 91
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 63
Watch Dogs: Legion 65−70

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 93

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 71
Far Cry New Dawn 73
Hitman 3 45−50
Red Dead Redemption 2 27

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35−40
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 60
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 68
Forza Horizon 4 79
Horizon Zero Dawn 75−80
Metro Exodus 71
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 80−85
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 45−50
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33

4K
High Preset

Far Cry 5 66
Far Cry New Dawn 38
Hitman 3 27−30
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 26
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 43

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 26
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 45
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 36
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
Forza Horizon 4 52
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
Metro Exodus 38
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 34

Closest competitors

GeForce GTX 1070's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 1070 is Radeon RX 5600 XT, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Recommended processors

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