NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile vs 960 OEM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 OEM

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GeForce GTX 960 OEM architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
53.94
 
n/d
Architecture
Pascal
 
Maxwell 2.0
Code name
Pascal GP104 SLI
 
GM204
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
16 August 2016
 
26 November 2015
Price now
$524
 
n/d

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GeForce GTX 960 OEM'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 GTX 960 OEM's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
1280
Core clock speed
1443 MHz
 
924 MHz
Boost Clock
1645 MHz
 
1201 MHz
Transistor count
14400 Million
 
5,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
28 nm
Texture fill rate
n/d
 
73.92 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
2,460 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GeForce GTX 960 OEM 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 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
n/d
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GeForce GTX 960 OEM: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
3 GB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
5012 MHz
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
120.3 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 GTX 960 OEM.
Display Connectors
n/d
 
No outputs
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and GeForce GTX 960 OEM. 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 GeForce GTX 960 OEM, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
 
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile

Somewhat newer (16 August 2016 vs 26 November 2015)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 1280)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 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 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 OEM

We are unaware of any advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 OEM over NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile.

So, GTX 1070 SLI Mobile or 960 OEM?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 OEM. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while GeForce GTX 960 OEM is a desktop one.
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