NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI
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  • Core clock speed 1506
  • Max video memory 2x 8192 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 8000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2016
Performance 58.72

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1070 SLI sales 16 August 2016. This is a high-end Pascal architecture desktop card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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

58.72%

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

General info

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

Place in performance rating39
Value for money35.17
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code namePascal GP104 SLI
Market segmentDesktop
Release date16 August 2016 (6 years ago)
Current price$255 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores3840of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1506 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1683 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors14400 Million
Manufacturing process technology16 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)300 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI'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).

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 don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2x 8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed8000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

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

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI. 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 SLI 58.72
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

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 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 Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1070 SLI 21076

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 SLI 34226

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

Game benchmarks

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

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

Full HD120
4K56

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55−60
Battlefield 5 55−60
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 55−60
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 55−60
Far Cry New Dawn 55−60
Forza Horizon 4 55−60
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 55−60
Red Dead Redemption 2 55−60
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 55−60
Watch Dogs: Legion 55−60
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55−60
Battlefield 5 55−60
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 55−60
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 55−60
Far Cry New Dawn 55−60
Forza Horizon 4 55−60
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 55−60
Metro Exodus 55−60
Red Dead Redemption 2 55−60
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 55−60
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 111
Watch Dogs: Legion 55−60
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55−60
Battlefield 5 55−60
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 55−60
Far Cry New Dawn 55−60
Forza Horizon 4 55−60
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 73
Watch Dogs: Legion 55−60
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 55−60
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 55−60
Metro Exodus 55−60
Red Dead Redemption 2 55−60
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 55−60
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55−60
Battlefield 5 55−60
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 55−60
Far Cry New Dawn 55−60
Forza Horizon 4 55−60
Watch Dogs: Legion 55−60
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 55−60
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 55−60
Metro Exodus 55−60
Red Dead Redemption 2 55−60
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 55−60
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 54
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55−60
Battlefield 5 55−60
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 55−60
Far Cry New Dawn 55−60
Forza Horizon 4 55−60
Watch Dogs: Legion 55−60

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1070 SLI from AMD is Radeon RX 6650 XT, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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

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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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