NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is a graphics card for desktops and high end laptops (upcoming, see our article for the mobile GTX 1060 for benchmarks and specs). It is based on the Pascal architecture and manufactured in 16 nm FinFET at TSMC. The GPU is be based on the smaller GP106 chip. In laptops it has the codename N17E-G1 and will be the successor to the old GTX 970M (predecessor). The laptop version should be launched in August 2016. The desktop version is already out.

The performance of the 6 GB version is on par with an older GeForce GTX 980 (desktop and laptop). Therefore, 1080p gaming at highest detail is currently the best use case for the card. A comprehensive review of the desktop GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition with 6 GB GDDR5 can be found here. Beware, the upcoming 3 GB desktop variant should feature 128 shader less but clocked slightly higher. Still the performance should be definately slower than the 6 GB version.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 is the second fastest Pascal based graphics card in mid May 2016. It comes in two variants, the desktop version (see here for the detail page) with 1920 shaders and the mobile variant with 2048 shaders and lower clock rates. Both cards are based on a cut down GP104 chip (like the GTX 1080) and are manufactured in 16 nm FinFET at TSMC.

Compared to the GTX1080, the GTX1070 features less CUDA cores (2048 versus 2560) that are clocked a bit lower (maximum Boost 1645 versus 1733). Instead of the new GDDR5X, the GTX 1070 uses slower GDDR5 graphics memory - but still 8 GB. The TDP is also reduced and rumored to be 10 Watts higher than the predecessor, the GTX 980M.

For thin and light laptops Nvidia offer a Max-Q called version of the GTX 1070 with lower TDP and also significantly lower performance. Sadly this variant im sold with the same GTX 1070 name, making it hard to judge the performance.

The performance depends on the cooling solution of the laptop. With a good fan system, the performance of the laptop version is on par with the desktop GTX 1070 (Founders Edition). Nvidia claims that partner solutions can be up to 10 percent slower however. In our benchmarks with various laptops the performance ranged from -5 to -14% slower performance compared to partner models of the GTX 1080 desktop models with slightly higher clocks.

On average the GTX 1070 is around 20 percent faster than the old mobile GeForce GTX 980 and therefore the second fastest mobile graphics card (non SLI). Therefore it is capable of WQHD and 4K gaming in high settings (see game benchmarks below).

The GP104 chip is manufactured in 16nm FinFET process at TSMC and offers a range of new features. DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP), improved H.265 video en- and decoders (for PlayReady 3.0) are only some of the improvements. See our detailed Pascal architecture article for more details.

The power consumption of the GTX 1070 is specified with 115 Watt TGP according to Nvidia and therefore slightly above the old GeForce GTX 980M. This leads to rather big and clunky gaming laptops that use the GTX 1070. The later released Max-Q version of the GTX 1070 uses only 80 - 90 Watt TGP and is therefore better suited for thin and light laptops.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1.1 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1.4 - 1.67 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1.06 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1.49 - 1.62 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) compare 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1.1 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1.4 - 1.67 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1.06 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1.49 - 1.62 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) compare 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameGP106N17E-G2
ArchitecturePascalPascal
Cores1280 - unified2048 - unified
Core1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz
Memory8000 MHz8000 MHz
Bus192 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory6.144 MB8192 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Transistors4400 Million7200 Million
Technology16 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Introduced19.07.2016 01.09.2016
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/graphics-cards/gefo...Link: http://www.nvidia.de/graphics-card...
Size2/3

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
37.9 pt (41%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
4495 Points (26%)
min: 4729     avg: 5253     median: 5268 (30%)     max: 5773 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
4158 Points (22%)
min: 5145     avg: 5464     median: 5485 (29%)     max: 5743 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
235179 Points (37%)
min: 246743     avg: 341959     median: 338057 (53%)     max: 410191 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
165874 Points (23%)
min: 116033     avg: 222639     median: 231131 (32%)     max: 368933 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 29707     avg: 30123     median: 30122.5 (40%)     max: 30538 Points
min: 22639     avg: 28539     median: 27920 (37%)     max: 37519 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 72074     avg: 76477     median: 76476.5 (38%)     max: 80879 Points
min: 64973     avg: 99208     median: 101041 (50%)     max: 125922 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 10987     avg: 11039     median: 11038.5 (33%)     max: 11090 Points
min: 11779     avg: 13906     median: 13797.5 (41%)     max: 15909 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 12648     avg: 12816     median: 12816 (30%)     max: 12984 Points
min: 15718     avg: 17228     median: 17236.5 (40%)     max: 19059 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 190135     avg: 260292     median: 260292 (35%)     max: 330448 Points
min: 117135     avg: 255910     median: 265442 (35%)     max: 424321 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 15290     avg: 15546     median: 15546 (40%)     max: 15802 Points
min: 11913     avg: 16930     median: 16939.5 (44%)     max: 19481 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 17174     avg: 17288     median: 17287.5 (29%)     max: 17401 Points
min: 13760     avg: 22405     median: 22575.5 (38%)     max: 25604 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
141639 Points (74%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
33386 Points (49%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
58.6 fps (32%)
min: 79.3     avg: 82.5     median: 82.5 (45%)     max: 85.7 fps
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
446 fps (49%)
299 fps (33%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
59.8 fps (16%)
59.9 fps (16%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 1773     avg: 1805     median: 1805 (18%)     max: 1837 Samples/s
min: 2277     avg: 2849     median: 2409 (25%)     max: 4730 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 2584     avg: 3030     median: 3029.5 (21%)     max: 3475 Samples/s
min: 2419     avg: 3972     median: 4097 (28%)     max: 4706 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 9259     avg: 9263     median: 9262.5 (21%)     max: 9266
min: 1350     avg: 11365     median: 12369.5 (28%)     max: 13299
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 154     avg: 179     median: 179.5 (39%)     max: 206 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1544     avg: 1664     median: 1670 (87%)     max: 1797 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1265 MHz (73%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) → 100% n=30

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile → 116% n=30

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Yakuza Like a Dragon

Yakuza Like a Dragon

2020
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
76.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
74.5 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
64.7 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
42.1 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
21.4 fps  fps
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

2020
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
74.7 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
59.8 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
54.8 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
40 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
22.1 fps  fps
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla

Assassin´s Creed Valhalla

2020
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
69  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
58  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
50  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
37  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
21  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
68.6  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
54.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
32.8  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
27.1  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
19.1  fps
Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

2020
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
60.5 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
53.3 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
41.7 fps