NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 vs 1660 Super

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
37.39
 
64.66
Architecture
Pascal
 
Turing
Code name
GP104
 
TU116
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
10 June 2016
 
29 October 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$379
 
$229
Price now
$450
 
$248

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super'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 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1920
 
1408
CUDA cores
1920
 
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Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
1683 MHz
 
1785 MHz
Transistor count
7,200 million
 
6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
125 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
94 °C
 
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Texture fill rate
202.0
 
157.1
Floating-point performance
6,463 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super 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).
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
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Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
229 mm
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
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Width
2-slot
 
no data
Recommended system power (PSU)
500 Watt
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
8-pin
 
1x 8-pin
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super: 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
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
8 GB/s
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
256 GB/s
 
336.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
 
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Multi monitor support
+
 
no data
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GPU Boost
3.0
 
no data
VR Ready
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
+
 
7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1070 55.08 +4.9%
GTX 1660 Super 52.50

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1070 463865
GTX 1660 Super 471219 +1.6%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1070 106934 +18.2%
GTX 1660 Super 90435

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1070 14984 +2.2%
GTX 1660 Super 14656

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1070 18255 +17.8%
GTX 1660 Super 15498

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1070 24652 +15.5%
GTX 1660 Super 21347

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1070 50995
GTX 1660 Super 60318 +18.3%

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

GTX 1070 82
GTX 1660 Super 83 +1.2%

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

GTX 1070 132 +3.1%
GTX 1660 Super 128

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

GTX 1070 169 +9.7%
GTX 1660 Super 154

Passmark

GTX 1070 13313 +4.9%
GTX 1660 Super 12690

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
832 Mh/s
 
no data
Decred / DCR (Decred)
2.83 Gh/s
 
no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
28.69 Mh/s
 
no data
Siacoin / SC (Sia)
1.75 Gh/s
 
no data
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.65 kh/s
 
no data
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
435.21 Sol/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

4.9% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (1920 vs 1408)
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)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super

Much newer (29 October 2019 vs 10 June 2016)
Cheaper ($229 vs $379)
Higher memory bandwidth (336 vs 256 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)
Less power hungry (125 vs 150 watts)

So, GTX 1070 or 1660 Super?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super. The differences in performance seem too small.
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