NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile vs 8500 GT

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GeForce 8500 GT architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Architecture
Pascal
 
Tesla
Code name
Pascal GP104 SLI
 
G86
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
16 August 2016
 
17 April 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$129
Price now
n/d
 
$235

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GeForce 8500 GT'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 GeForce 8500 GT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
16
Core clock speed
1443 MHz
 
459 MHz
Boost Clock
1645 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
14400 Million
 
210 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
80 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
n/d
 
30 Watt
Texture fill rate
n/d
 
3.6 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
29.376 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GeForce 8500 GT 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
 
PCIe 1.0 x16
Length
n/d
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
n/d
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GeForce 8500 GT: 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
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
256 MB
Standard memory config per GPU
n/d
 
256 MB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
12.8 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GeForce 8500 GT.
Display Connectors
n/d
 
1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GeForce 8500 GT. 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
+
 
+
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 GeForce 8500 GT, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
 
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
n/d
 
2.1
Vulkan
+
 
-

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile

Much newer (16 August 2016 vs 17 April 2007)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 16)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 80 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
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

We are unaware of any advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT over NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile.

So, GTX 1070 SLI Mobile or 8500 GT?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while GeForce 8500 GT is a desktop one.
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