NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregated performance score

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 17.94% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q sales 30 May 2017. This is a laptop graphics card based on a Pascal architecture and made with 16 nm manufacturing process. It is 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.

General info

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

Place in performance ranking283
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money5.94
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameN17E-G2 Max-Q
Market segmentLaptop
Release date30 May 2017 (6 years old)
Current price$1244 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1101 - 1215 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1265 - 1379 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors7,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology16 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)115 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate176.5of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance5,648 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

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 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 speed8000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth256.3 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
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 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 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

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q. 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 Max-Q 17.94

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 Max-Q 6950

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 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 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 Max-Q 14679

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 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%

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SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 92

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

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SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 7

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

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SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 45

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

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SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 75

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 75

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 - Catia

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Max-Q 63

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

Benchmark coverage: 2%

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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

Gaming performance

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 across all PC games

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

Full HD95
4K41

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 27−30

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 62
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
Battlefield 5 81
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45−50
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Far Cry 5 81
Far Cry New Dawn 45−50
Forza Horizon 4 101
Hitman 3 50−55
Horizon Zero Dawn 35−40
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 72
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 57
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
Battlefield 5 81
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45−50
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Far Cry 5 78
Far Cry New Dawn 45−50
Forza Horizon 4 97
Hitman 3 50−55
Horizon Zero Dawn 35−40
Metro Exodus 27−30
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 63
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 95
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 42
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
Battlefield 5 75
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Far Cry 5 75
Far Cry New Dawn 45−50
Forza Horizon 4 79
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 51
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Hitman 3 27−30
Horizon Zero Dawn 24−27
Metro Exodus 16−18
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18−20
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 35−40
Cyberpunk 2077 10−11
Far Cry 5 30−33
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
Forza Horizon 4 35−40
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 18−20
Watch Dogs: Legion 12−14

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
Hitman 3 16−18
Horizon Zero Dawn 12−14
Metro Exodus 10−11
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 20
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 32

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 9−10
Battlefield 5 20−22
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Far Cry 5 27
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
Forza Horizon 4 43
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

Relative perfomance

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


Radeon 780M 102.34
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 100
Arc A310 99.83

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q is Radeon 780M, which is faster by 2% and higher by 3 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.

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Recommended processors

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