NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile vs AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.97
 
3.19
Architecture
Pascal
 
Polaris
GPU code name
N17E-G2
 
Polaris
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Launch date
1 September 2016 (4 years ago)
 
18 April 2017 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$389.99
 
$301.69
Price now
$379 (1x MSRP)
 
$410 (1.4x MSRP)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
2048
 
2304
CUDA cores
1920
 
no data
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
1077 MHz
Boost clock speed
1645 MHz
 
1077 MHz
Number of transistors
7,200 million
 
5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
120 Watt
 
100 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
94 °C
 
no data
Texture fill rate
210.6
 
155.1
Floating-point performance
6,738 gflops
 
4,963 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and Radeon RX 580 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
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
MXM-B (3.0)
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
8 GB/s
 
8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
256 GB/s
 
256.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
 
no data
Multi monitor support
+
 
no data
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

GPU Boost
3.0
 
no data
VR Ready
+
 
no data
Ansel
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_0)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 1070 Mobile 39.43 +15%
RX 580 Mobile 34.29

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 1070 Mobile 101041 +45.7%
RX 580 Mobile 69325

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1070 Mobile 13798 +41.5%
RX 580 Mobile 9754

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GTX 1070 Mobile 17237 +53.1%
RX 580 Mobile 11261

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GTX 1070 Mobile 22576 +48.3%
RX 580 Mobile 15223

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 1070 Mobile 338057 +16.5%
RX 580 Mobile 290090

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

GTX 1070 Mobile satisfies 100% minimum and 97% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%

RX 580 Mobile satisfies 99% minimum and 94% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
99%
Recommended
94%
Minimum
99%
Recommended
94%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
GTX 1070 Mobile
RX 580 Mobile
1080p
 
101 +27.8%
79 −27.8%
1440p
 
60
no data
4K
 
44 +41.9%
31 −41.9%

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
75
 
no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
69
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
122
 
no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
107
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
52
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
92
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
77
 
no data
Forza Horizon 4
 
118
 
no data
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
78
 
no data
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
76
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
86
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
61
 
no data

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
68
 
no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
58
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
113
 
no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
92
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
42
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
92
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
74
 
no data
Forza Horizon 4
 
115
 
no data
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
62
 
no data
Metro Exodus
 
59
 
no data
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
39
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
77
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
53
 
no data

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
56
 
no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
50
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
103
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
36
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
87
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
68
 
no data
Forza Horizon 4
 
97
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
42
 
no data

2560x1440
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
57
 
no data
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
43
 
no data
Metro Exodus
 
35
 
no data
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
24
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
47
 
no data

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
40
 
no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
37
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
75
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
22
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
61
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
62
 
no data
Forza Horizon 4
 
76
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
30
 
no data

3840x2160
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
31
 
no data
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
23
 
no data
Metro Exodus
 
21
 
no data
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
16
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
24
 
no data

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
24
 
no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
21
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
41
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
10
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
31
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
35
 
no data
Forza Horizon 4
 
52
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
16
 
no data

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is slower by 13% and lower by 26 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:

Competitors of Radeon RX 580 Mobile from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 580 Mobile from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, which is slower by 3% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 580 Mobile:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile

15% better performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($379 vs $410)

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)

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)

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

Ansel

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile

Somewhat newer (18 April 2017 vs 1 September 2016)

More pipelines (2304 vs 2048)

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 16 nm)

Lower power consumption (100W vs 120W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, since it shows better performance.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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