AMD Radeon VII vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI

AMD Radeon VII
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI

General info

Comparison of Radeon VII and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
36.76
 
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Architecture
Vega
 
Pascal
Code name
Vega 20
 
Pascal GP104 SLI
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
7 February 2019
 
16 August 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
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Price now
$618
 
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Technical specs

Radeon VII and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon VII and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3840
 
3840
Core clock speed
1400 MHz
 
1506 MHz
Boost Clock
1750 MHz
 
1683 MHz
Transistor count
13,230 million
 
14400 Million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
16 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
295 Watt
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
420.0 GTexel / s
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon VII and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI 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).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
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Length
305 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon VII and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI: 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
HBM2
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
1,024 GB / s
 
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Shared memory
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon VII and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
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G-SYNC support
-
 
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Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon VII and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
-
 
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GPU Boost
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VR Ready
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CUDA
-
 
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SLI
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GeForce Experience
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Surround
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Multi-Projection
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Multi Monitor
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Adaptive Vertical Sync
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API support

APIs supported by Radeon VII and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12_1
 
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
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Vulkan
-
 
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Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

Radeon VII 85.01
GTX 1070 SLI 92.95 +9.3%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Radeon VII 417729 +11.8%
GTX 1070 SLI 373694

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Radeon VII 137677
GTX 1070 SLI 140180 +1.8%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Radeon VII 20451
GTX 1070 SLI 21076 +3.1%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Radeon VII 27476
GTX 1070 SLI 34226 +24.6%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

Radeon VII 37881
GTX 1070 SLI 42691 +12.7%

Gaming performance

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

Advantages of AMD Radeon VII

Much newer (7 February 2019 vs 16 August 2016)
Wider memory bus (4096 vs 256 bit)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 16 nm)
Less power hungry (295 vs 300 watts)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI

9.3% faster in synthetic tests
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
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)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Surround
NVIDIA GameStream
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Adaptive Vertical Sync
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
3D Vision Surround

So, VII or GTX 1070 SLI?

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