NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile vs GRID K520
Comparison of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GRID K520 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GRID K520'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 GRID K520's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
2x 2,448 gflops
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GRID K520 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.
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GRID K520: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GRID K520. 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.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GRID K520. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Adaptive Vertical Sync
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GRID K520, sometimes including their particular versions.
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GRID K520. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GRID K520 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile
538.4% faster (about 6.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (16 August 2016 vs 23 July 2013)
More pipelines (4096 vs 1536)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)
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)
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)
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)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Adaptive Vertical Sync
3D Vision Surround
Advantages of NVIDIA GRID K520
We are unaware of any advantages of NVIDIA GRID K520 over NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile.
So, GTX 1070 SLI Mobile or GRID K520?
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 GRID K520 is a workstation one.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GRID K520, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.