1080 SLI Mobile vs 1070 SLI 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)
7.86
 
9.55
Architecture
Pascal
 
Pascal
GPU code name
Pascal GP104 SLI
 
Pascal GP104 SLI
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Launch date
16 August 2016 (4 years ago)
 
16 August 2016 (4 years ago)
Price now
$352
 
$274

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
5120
 
4096
Core clock speed
1556 MHz
 
1443 MHz
Boost clock speed
1733 MHz
 
1645 MHz
Number of transistors
14400 Million
 
14400 Million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
16 nm

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI 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
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
2x 8 GB
 
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
10000 MHz
 
8000 MHz
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.

G-SYNC support
+
 
+

Technologies

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

VR Ready
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 12_1
Vulkan
+
 
+
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 1080 SLI Mobile 72.57 +5.8%
GTX 1070 SLI Mobile 68.61

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 1080 SLI Mobile 172848 +13.4%
GTX 1070 SLI Mobile 152370

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 22106 +6.2%
GTX 1070 SLI Mobile 20816

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 1080 SLI Mobile 39902 +21%
GTX 1070 SLI Mobile 32969

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 1080 SLI Mobile 49645 +15.7%
GTX 1070 SLI Mobile 42910

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 55056
GTX 1070 SLI Mobile 56476 +2.6%

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 103 +25.6%
GTX 1070 SLI Mobile 82

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 142
GTX 1070 SLI Mobile 145 +2.1%

Gaming performance

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

Both graphics cards satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

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

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

 
GTX 1080 SLI Mobile
GTX 1070 SLI Mobile
1080p
 
137 −0.7%
138 +0.7%
4K
 
89 +12.7%
79 −12.7%

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 6600M, which is slower by 24% and lower by 38 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile:

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 6600M, which is slower by 20% and lower by 31 positions in our rating.

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

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile

5.8% better performance in benchmarks

More pipelines (5120 vs 4096)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile

Cheaper ($274 vs $352)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile. The differences in performance seem too small.

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

Cast your vote

Do you think we are right or mistaken in our choice? Vote by clicking "Like" button near your favorite graphics card.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile
Like
Like

User rating

Here you can see the user rating of the graphics cards, as well as rate them yourself.

Advices and comments

Here you can ask a question about this comparison, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.