NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile vs 1060 Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.77
 
4.92
Architecture
Pascal
 
Pascal
Code name
N17E-G2
 
N17P-G1
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 September 2016
 
18 August 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$389.99
 
$237.11
Price now
$405
 
$304

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile'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 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
1280
CUDA cores
1920
 
1280
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
1506 MHz
Boost Clock
1645 MHz
 
1708 MHz
Transistor count
7,200 million
 
4,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
16 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
120 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
94 °C
 
94 °C
Texture fill rate
210.6 GTexel / s
 
133.6 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
6,738 gflops
 
4,275 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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
 
large
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile: 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
8 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
8 GB/s
 
8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
256 GB / s
 
192 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
 
DP 1.43, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
Multi monitor support
+
 
+
HDCP
-
 
2.2
G-SYNC support
+
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
+
GameStream
-
 
+
GPU Boost
3.0
 
3.0
VR Ready
+
 
+
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
+
 
n/d
Surround
n/d
 
+
Multi-Projection
+
 
+
Multi Monitor
+
 
+
Ansel
+
 
+
DSR
n/d
 
+
Virtual Reality
+
 
+
ShadowWorks
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
Vulkan
+
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1070 Mobile 34.77 +28.9%
GTX 1060 Mobile 26.97

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1070 Mobile 338057 +13.3%
GTX 1060 Mobile 298378

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1070 Mobile 101041 +35.4%
GTX 1060 Mobile 74605

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1070 Mobile 13798 +41.7%
GTX 1060 Mobile 9739

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1070 Mobile 17237 +49.1%
GTX 1060 Mobile 11558

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1070 Mobile 22576 +53.7%
GTX 1060 Mobile 14693

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1070 Mobile 34389 +0.8%
GTX 1060 Mobile 34127

Passmark

GTX 1070 Mobile 9439 +23.1%
GTX 1060 Mobile 7669

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile

28.9% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (2048 vs 1280)
Higher memory bandwidth (256 vs 192 GB/s)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

Cheaper ($237.11 vs $389.99)
Less power hungry (120 vs 150 watts)
Surround
MFAA
DSR
NVIDIAGameStreamReady

So, GTX 1070 Mobile or 1060 Mobile?

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