NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI vs RTX 2070

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2070 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.85
 
2.44
Architecture
Pascal
 
Turing
Code name
Pascal GP104 SLI
 
Turing TU106
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
16 August 2016
 
27 August 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$499
Price now
$449
 
$966

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2070'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 and GeForce RTX 2070's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3840
 
2304
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
1410 MHz
Boost Clock
1683 MHz
 
1620 MHz
Transistor count
14400 Million
 
10,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
 
175 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
233.3

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2070 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).
Interface
no data
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
no data
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
1x 8-pin
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2070: 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
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
448.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2070. 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.
Display Connectors
no data
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
-
 
+
G-SYNC support
+
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2070. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2070, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model
no data
 
6.5
OpenGL
no data
 
4.6
OpenCL
no data
 
1.2
Vulkan
+
 
1.2.131
CUDA
+
 
7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2070. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1070 SLI 70.28 +11.3%
RTX 2070 63.14

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1070 SLI 373694
RTX 2070 425550 +13.9%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1070 SLI 140180 +9.8%
RTX 2070 127652

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1070 SLI 21076 +12.8%
RTX 2070 18679

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1070 SLI 34226 +47.6%
RTX 2070 23186

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1070 SLI 42691 +36.6%
RTX 2070 31260

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

GTX 1070 SLI 82
RTX 2070 123 +50%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2070 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI

11.3% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (3840 vs 2304)
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)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070

Much newer (27 August 2018 vs 16 August 2016)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)
Less power hungry (175 vs 300 watts)
DLSS
Raytracing

So, GTX 1070 SLI or RTX 2070?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI.
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