NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q sales 30 May 2017. This is Pascal architecture notebook card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 256.3 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 115 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 25.79 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.80
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
GPU code name
N17E-G2 Max-Q
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Release date
30 May 2017 (4 years ago)
 
Price now
$1244
 
of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q'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 Max-Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
2048
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
1101 - 1215 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
1265 - 1379 MHz
 
Number of transistors
7,200 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
115 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
176.5
 
Floating-point performance
5,648 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q's 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
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q: 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
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
256.3 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q. 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
 
G-SYNC support
+
 

Technologies

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

VR Ready
+
 

API support

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

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
Shader Model
6.4
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
CUDA
6.1
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q. 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.

25.79

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.

99552

3DMark Fire Strike Score

12599

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.

14679

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.

18688

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.

44090

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.

334256

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

48

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

48

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

7

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

7

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

75

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

75

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

34

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01

34

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.

92

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

92

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

45

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

45

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

63

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

63

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.

6950

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 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.

This video card matches 97% minimum and 86% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
97%
Recommended
86%
Minimum
97%
Recommended
86%

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

1080p
 
95
 
4K
 
42
 

1920x1080
Medium Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
62
 
Battlefield 5
 
81
 
Far Cry 5
 
81
 
Forza Horizon 4
 
101
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
72
 

1920x1080
High Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
57
 
Battlefield 5
 
81
 
Far Cry 5
 
78
 
Forza Horizon 4
 
97
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
63
 

1920x1080
Ultra Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
42
 
Battlefield 5
 
75
 
Far Cry 5
 
75
 
Forza Horizon 4
 
79
 

4K
High Settings

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
20
 

4K
Ultra Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
21
 
Far Cry 5
 
27
 
Forza Horizon 4
 
43
 

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q from AMD is Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q:

Similar GPUs

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