NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile vs RTX 2070 Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
41.83
 
n/d
Architecture
Pascal
 
Turing
Code name
GP104
 
TU106
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
15 August 2016
 
29 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$389.99
 
n/d
Price now
$470
 
n/d

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q'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 RTX 2070 Max-Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
2304
CUDA cores
1920
 
n/d
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
885 MHz
Boost Clock
1645 MHz
 
1185 MHz
Transistor count
7,200 million
 
10,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
90 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
94 °C
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
210.6 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
6,738 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 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
 
n/d
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
n/d
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q: 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
8 GB
 
n/d
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
8 GB/s
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
256 GB / s
 
n/d
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
 
n/d
Multi monitor support
+
 
n/d
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
-
GPU Boost
3.0
 
n/d
VR Ready
+
 
n/d
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
n/d
Multi-Projection
+
 
n/d
Multi Monitor
+
 
n/d
Ansel
+
 
n/d
Virtual Reality
+
 
n/d
ShadowWorks
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1070 Mobile 59.01
RTX 2070 Max-Q 59.01

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1070 Mobile 338057
RTX 2070 Max-Q 400414 +18.4%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1070 Mobile 101041 +12.6%
RTX 2070 Max-Q 89768

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1070 Mobile 13798
RTX 2070 Max-Q 15225 +10.3%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1070 Mobile 17237 +1.7%
RTX 2070 Max-Q 16956

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1070 Mobile 22576 +3.3%
RTX 2070 Max-Q 21860

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1070 Mobile 34389
RTX 2070 Max-Q 48510 +41.1%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile

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
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
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)
NVIDIA G-SYNC™
GameStream (streams data between the PC and NVIDIA SHIELD device attached to a TV. Basically allows using the PC as a gaming console)
ShadowWorks
DirectX 12
Virtual Reality
Ansel
G-SYNC support

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

Much newer (29 January 2019 vs 15 August 2016)
More pipelines (2304 vs 2048)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)
Less power hungry (90 vs 150 watts)

So, GTX 1070 Mobile or RTX 2070 Max-Q?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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