NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI

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 70.17 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

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

Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.04
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
GPU code name
Pascal GP104 SLI
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Release date
16 August 2016 (5 years ago)
 
Price now
$537
 
of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)

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 cores
3840
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
1683 MHz
 
Number of transistors
14400 Million
 
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
300 Watt
 
of 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
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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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
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.

DirectX
DirectX 12_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.

70.17

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.

140180

3DMark Fire Strike Score

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.

34226

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.

42691

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.

373694

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

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.

This video card matches 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

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

1080p
 
120
 
4K
 
56
 

1920x1080
High Settings

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
 
111
 

1920x1080
Ultra Settings

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
 
73
 

4K
High Settings

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
 
54
 

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1070 SLI from AMD is Radeon RX 6700 XT, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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.

User rating

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