NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1101 - 1215
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 8000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2017
Performance 23.66

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 poor gaming and benchmark performance at

23.66%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

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

Place in performance rating217
Value for money7.33
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameN17E-G2 Max-Q
Market segmentLaptop
Release date30 May 2017 (5 years ago)
Current price$1244 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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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 cores2048of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1101 - 1215 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1265 - 1379 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors7,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology16 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)115 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate176.5of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance5,648 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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 sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNone

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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed8000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth256.3 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
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 ConnectorsNo 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.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA6.1

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.

GTX 1070 Max-Q 23.66
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Catia
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Creo
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 6950

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 Max-Q 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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 44090

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 Max-Q 99552

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 14679

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 Max-Q 334256

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 92

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 48

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 7

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 34

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 63

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 75

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 45

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 Max-Q 92

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 75

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 63

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 48

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 7

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 45

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 34

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.

Average FPS

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

Full HD95
4K41

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Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 62
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 81
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24−27
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 81
Far Cry New Dawn 24−27
Forza Horizon 4 101
Hitman 3 24−27
Horizon Zero Dawn 24−27
Red Dead Redemption 2 24−27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 72
Watch Dogs: Legion 24−27
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 57
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 81
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24−27
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 78
Far Cry New Dawn 24−27
Forza Horizon 4 97
Hitman 3 24−27
Horizon Zero Dawn 24−27
Metro Exodus 24−27
Red Dead Redemption 2 24−27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 63
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 95
Watch Dogs: Legion 24−27
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 42
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 75
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 75
Far Cry New Dawn 24−27
Forza Horizon 4 79
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 51
Watch Dogs: Legion 24−27
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24−27
Hitman 3 24−27
Horizon Zero Dawn 24−27
Metro Exodus 24−27
Red Dead Redemption 2 24−27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24−27
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 24−27
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 24−27
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 24−27
Far Cry New Dawn 24−27
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
Watch Dogs: Legion 24−27
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24−27
Hitman 3 24−27
Horizon Zero Dawn 24−27
Metro Exodus 24−27
Red Dead Redemption 2 24−27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 20
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 32
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 24−27
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 27
Far Cry New Dawn 24−27
Forza Horizon 4 43
Watch Dogs: Legion 24−27

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q from AMD is Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire, which is slower by 2% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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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.

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