NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1506
  • Max video memory 8 GB GDDR5
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 8 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2016
Performance 46.15

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1070 sales 6 May 2016 at a recommended price of $379. This is Pascal architecture desktop card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

46.15%

of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1070's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating90
Value for money34.29
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code namePascal GP104
Market segmentDesktop
Release date6 May 2016 (6 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$379
Price now$541 (1.4x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1070's general performance parameters 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 18432 (AD102)
CUDA cores1920
Core clock speed1506 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1683 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors7,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology16 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature94 °C
Texture fill rate202.0of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance6,463 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (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+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070: 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed8 GB/sof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth256 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070. 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 ConnectorsDP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
Multi monitor support+
HDMI+
G-SYNC support+

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 support

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

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan+
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1070. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 46.15
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan

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.

GTX 1070 106934

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1070 14984

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 seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GTX 1070 18255

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.

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.

GTX 1070 50995

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.

GTX 1070 463865

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

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.

GTX 1070 132

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.

GTX 1070 169

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.

GTX 1070 2815

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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.

GTX 1070 13485

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.

GTX 1070 45301

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.

GTX 1070 47499

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.

GTX 1070 50713

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1070. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 832 Mh/s  
Decred / DCR (Decred) 2.83 Gh/s  
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 28.69 Mh/s  
Siacoin / SC (Sia) 1.75 Gh/s  
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.65 kh/s  
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash) 435.21 Sol/s  

Game benchmarks

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.

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

Full HD118
1440p69
4K48

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 89
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
Battlefield 5 141
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 113
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 106
Far Cry New Dawn 107
Forza Horizon 4 129
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Red Dead Redemption 2 80
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 96
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 76
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
Battlefield 5 119
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 94
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 100
Far Cry New Dawn 101
Forza Horizon 4 121
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Metro Exodus 62
Red Dead Redemption 2 43
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 83
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 120
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
Battlefield 5 107
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 90
Far Cry New Dawn 91
Forza Horizon 4 94
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 63
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 62
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Metro Exodus 38
Red Dead Redemption 2 27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 52

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
Battlefield 5 84
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 68
Far Cry New Dawn 71
Forza Horizon 4 79
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 34
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Metro Exodus 23
Red Dead Redemption 2 18
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 26
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 43

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 26
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
Battlefield 5 45
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 35
Far Cry New Dawn 38
Forza Horizon 4 52
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1070 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce GTX 1070's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX Vega 56, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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