NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile vs AMD Radeon HD 7950

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 7950

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7950 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Architecture
Pascal
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
Pascal GP104 SLI
 
Tahiti
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Design
n/d
 
reference
Release date
16 August 2016
 
31 January 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$449
Price now
n/d
 
$384

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7950'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 Radeon HD 7950's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
1792
Compute units
n/d
 
28
Core clock speed
1443 MHz
 
n/d
Boost Clock
1645 MHz
 
1250 MHz
Transistor count
14400 Million
 
4,313 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
n/d
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
n/d
 
89.6 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
2,867 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7950 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
Bus support
n/d
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Interface
n/d
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
n/d
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
n/d
 
2x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7950: 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
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
1250 MHz
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
240 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7950.
Display Connectors
n/d
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
Eyefinity
-
 
+
Number of Eyefinity displays
n/d
 
6
HDMI
-
 
+
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7950. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
-
 
+
CrossFire
-
 
+
FreeSync
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
ZeroCore
-
 
+
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 Radeon HD 7950, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
 
DirectX® 11
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7950. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1070 SLI Mobile 32969 +339.6%
HD 7950 7500

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7950. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
381 Mh/s
Decred / DCR (Decred)
n/d
 
0.78 Gh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
n/d
 
13.86 Mh/s
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
n/d
 
0.56 kh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
n/d
 
250 Sol/s

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile

Much newer (16 August 2016 vs 31 January 2012)
More pipelines (4096 vs 1792)
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 AMD Radeon HD 7950

Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
EyefinitySupport
HDMI
AMD App Acceleration
CrossfireX
FreeSync
PowerTuneMenu
ZeroCoreMenu

So, GTX 1070 SLI Mobile or HD 7950?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and AMD Radeon HD 7950. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while Radeon HD 7950 is a desktop one.
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