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.
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Code name
Pascal GP104 SLI
Turing TU106
Release date
16 August 2016
27 August 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
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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.
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
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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).
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PCIe 3.0 x16
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229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
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1x 8-pin
SLI options


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
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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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
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1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
G-SYNC support


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 12_1
12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model
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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)

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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