NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI vs TITAN RTX

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI
NVIDIA TITAN RTX

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and TITAN RTX architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Turing
Code name
Pascal GP104 SLI
 
TU102
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
16 August 2016
 
18 December 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$2,499
Price now
n/d
 
$2500

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and TITAN RTX'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 TITAN RTX's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3840
 
4608
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
1350 MHz
Boost Clock
1683 MHz
 
1770 MHz
Transistor count
14400 Million
 
18,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
 
280 Watt

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and TITAN RTX 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
 
2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and TITAN RTX: 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
 
n/d
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and TITAN RTX.
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 TITAN RTX. 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 and TITAN RTX, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
 
12_1
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1070 SLI 86.49
TITAN RTX 97.96 +13.3%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1070 SLI 373694
TITAN RTX 447740 +19.8%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1070 SLI 140180
TITAN RTX 145389 +3.7%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1070 SLI 21076
TITAN RTX 23233 +10.2%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1070 SLI 34226
TITAN RTX 34780 +1.6%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1070 SLI 42691
TITAN RTX 43461 +1.8%

Gaming performance

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

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI

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 TITAN RTX

13.3% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 December 2018 vs 16 August 2016)
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (4608 vs 3840)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)
Less power hungry (280 vs 300 watts)

So, GTX 1070 SLI or TITAN RTX?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA TITAN RTX.
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