NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI vs RTX 2080 Super

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080 Super architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
47.43
Architecture
Pascal
 
n/d
Code name
Pascal GP104 SLI
 
Turing TU104
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
16 August 2016
 
2 July 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$699
Price now
n/d
 
$720

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080 Super'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 2080 Super's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3840
 
3072
Core_clock_speed
1506 MHz
 
1650 MHz
Boost Clock
1683 MHz
 
1815 MHz
Transistor count
14400 Million
 
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
 
250 Watt

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080 Super 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
n/d
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
n/d
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
n/d
 
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080 Super: 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
2x 256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
15500 MHz
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080 Super.
Display Connectors
n/d
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
G-SYNC support
+
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080 Super. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
-
GPU Boost
+
 
n/d
VR Ready
+
 
+
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
n/d
GeForce Experience
+
 
n/d
Surround
+
 
n/d
Multi-Projection
+
 
n/d
Multi Monitor
+
 
+
Adaptive Vertical Sync
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080 Super, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
 
DirectX 12_1, Shader 6.4
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080 Super. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1070 SLI 86.49 +8.1%
RTX 2080 Super 80.03

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1070 SLI 373694
RTX 2080 Super 475022 +27.1%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1070 SLI 140180
RTX 2080 Super 144832 +3.3%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1070 SLI 21076
RTX 2080 Super 21767 +3.3%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1070 SLI 34226 +22.1%
RTX 2080 Super 28022

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1070 SLI 42691 +7.4%
RTX 2080 Super 39738

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080 Super are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI

8.1% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (3840 vs 3072)
Multi-Projection
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 RTX 2080 Super

Much newer (2 July 2019 vs 16 August 2016)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)
Less power hungry (250 vs 300 watts)
DLSS
Raytraycing
NVLink
650 Watt system power recommended

So, GTX 1070 SLI or RTX 2080 Super?

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