NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1070 SLI sales 16 August 2016. 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. 2x 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8 GHz are supplied.

No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 300 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 38.22% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

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

Place in performance ranking109
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money33.44
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code namePascal GP104 SLI
Market segmentDesktop
Release date16 August 2016 (7 years old)
Current price$185 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores3840of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1506 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1683 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors14400 Million
Manufacturing process technology16 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)300 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI 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).

SLI options+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI: 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 amount2x 8 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed8000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI. 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.

G-SYNC support+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI. 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 SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12_1
Vulkan+
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI. 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.

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 SLI 42691

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 graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1070 SLI 34226

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 SLI 140180

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 SLI 373694

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 SLI 82

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1070 SLI 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 HD120
4K56

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 65−70

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65−70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 65−70
Battlefield 5 110−120
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
Far Cry 5 95−100
Far Cry New Dawn 90−95
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
Hitman 3 120−130
Horizon Zero Dawn 80−85
Red Dead Redemption 2 60−65
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 90−95
Watch Dogs: Legion 70−75

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65−70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 65−70
Battlefield 5 110−120
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
Far Cry 5 95−100
Far Cry New Dawn 90−95
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
Hitman 3 120−130
Horizon Zero Dawn 80−85
Metro Exodus 65−70
Red Dead Redemption 2 60−65
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 90−95
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 111
Watch Dogs: Legion 70−75

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65−70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 65−70
Battlefield 5 110−120
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
Far Cry 5 95−100
Far Cry New Dawn 90−95
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 73
Watch Dogs: Legion 70−75

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 60−65
Hitman 3 70−75
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Metro Exodus 40−45
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 55−60

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
Battlefield 5 80−85
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
Far Cry 5 70−75
Far Cry New Dawn 70−75
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 55−60
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
Hitman 3 35−40
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
Metro Exodus 24−27
Red Dead Redemption 2 20−22
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−33
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 54

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 45−50
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
Far Cry 5 35−40
Far Cry New Dawn 40−45
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
Watch Dogs: Legion 20−22

Relative perfomance

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 1070 SLI is Radeon RX 5700, which is slower by 2% and lower by 5 positions in our ranking.

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Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1070 SLI:

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

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GTX 1070 SLI according to our statistics.

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