NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile vs 980 Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
55.22
 
59.65
Architecture
Pascal
 
Maxwell
Code name
N17E-G2
 
N16E-GXX
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 September 2016
 
22 September 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$389.99
 
$395.82
Price now
$246
 
$223

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 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 980 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
2048
CUDA cores
1920
 
2048
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
no data
Boost Clock
1645 MHz
 
1216 MHz
Transistor count
7,200 million
 
5,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
100-200 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
94 °C
 
no data
Texture fill rate
210.6 GTexel / s
 
144 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
6,738 gflops
 
4,358 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 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
 
PCI Express 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
MXM-B (3.0)
SLI options
-
 
+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 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
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
8 GB/s
 
7.0 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
256 GB / s
 
224 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
 
Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
Multi monitor support
+
 
4 displays
VGA аnalog display support
no data
 
+
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
no data
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
HDCP
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
no data
 
2048x1536
G-SYNC support
+
 
+
Audio input for HDMI
no data
 
Internal

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
+
GameStream
-
 
+
GeForce ShadowPlay
-
 
+
GPU Boost
3.0
 
+
GameWorks
-
 
+
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
-
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
BatteryBoost
-
 
+
VR Ready
+
 
no data
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
+
 
+
GeForce Experience
no data
 
+
Surround
no data
 
+
Multi-Projection
+
 
no data
Multi Monitor
+
 
no data
Ansel
+
 
no data
Adaptive Vertical Sync
no data
 
+
Virtual Reality
+
 
no data
ShadowWorks
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
OpenCL
no data
 
1.2
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1070 Mobile 50.83 +2.1%
GTX 980 Mobile 49.78

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1070 Mobile 338057
GTX 980 Mobile 347481 +2.8%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1070 Mobile 101041 +31.7%
GTX 980 Mobile 76705

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1070 Mobile 13798 +24.4%
GTX 980 Mobile 11096

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1070 Mobile 17237 +32.1%
GTX 980 Mobile 13047

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1070 Mobile 22576 +31.2%
GTX 980 Mobile 17201

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1070 Mobile 34389
GTX 980 Mobile 39702 +15.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile

2.1% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 September 2016 vs 22 September 2014)
Cheaper ($389.99 vs $395.82)
Higher memory bandwidth (256 vs 224 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)
Multi-Projection
VR Ready
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Multi Monitor
ShadowWorks
DirectX 12
Virtual Reality
Ansel

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile

Less power hungry (100 vs 150 watts)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Surround
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Adaptive Vertical Sync
SLIOptions
HDMI
HDCP
NVIDIAGameStreamReady
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GameWorks
H264VC1MPEG21080pVideoDecoder
Optimus Support
NVIDIA BatteryBoost

So, GTX 1070 Mobile or 980 Mobile?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile. The differences in performance seem too small.
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