NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile vs ATI 3D Rage II

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile
ATI 3D Rage II

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and 3D Rage II architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
n/d
Code name
Pascal GP104 SLI
 
Mach64 GT
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
16 August 2016
 
1 September 1996

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and 3D Rage II's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and 3D Rage II's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
n/d
Core clock speed
1443 MHz
 
60 MHz
Boost Clock
1645 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
14400 Million
 
5 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
500 nm
Texture fill rate
n/d
 
60.0 MTexel / s

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and 3D Rage II 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). 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 size
large
 
n/d
Interface
n/d
 
PCI

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and 3D Rage II: 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
 
SDR
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
4 MB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
83 MHz
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
664 MB / s
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and 3D Rage II.
Display Connectors
n/d
 
1x DB13W3
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and 3D Rage II. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
-
GPU Boost
+
 
n/d
VR Ready
+
 
n/d
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
n/d
GeForce Experience
+
 
n/d
Surround
+
 
n/d
Multi-Projection
+
 
n/d
Multi Monitor
+
 
n/d
Adaptive Vertical Sync
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and 3D Rage II, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
 
5.0
OpenGL
n/d
 
None
Vulkan
+
 
-

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and 3D Rage II are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile

9230.6% faster (about 93.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (16 August 2016 vs 1 September 1996)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 500 nm)
Multi-Projection
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Multi Monitor
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Surround
NVIDIA GameStream
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Adaptive Vertical Sync
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of ATI 3D Rage II

We are unaware of any advantages of ATI 3D Rage II over NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile.

So, GTX 1070 SLI Mobile or 3D Rage II?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while 3D Rage II is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and 3D Rage II, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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