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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)

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.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17E-G2
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines2048 - unified
Core Speed *1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed *8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
Power Consumption115 Watt
Transistors7200 Million
technology16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement01.09.2016
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
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min: 1250     avg: 1250 (70%)     median: 1250 (70%)     max: 1250 MHz
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption
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min: 117     avg: 162.8 (43%)     median: 168 (44%)     max: 178 Watt
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
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min: 79.3     avg: 82.5 (57%)     median: 82.5 (57%)     max: 85.7 fps
Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
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min: 5145     avg: 5365.5 (41%)     median: 5313 (41%)     max: 5651 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
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min: 4729     avg: 5122.1 (50%)     median: 5102.5 (50%)     max: 5420 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 15718     avg: 17113.2 (42%)     median: 17118.5 (42%)     max: 18705 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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min: 11779     avg: 13478.3 (58%)     median: 13558 (58%)     max: 15106 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 64973     avg: 94679 (58%)     median: 97892 (60%)     max: 120027 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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min: 22639     avg: 26761.7 (54%)     median: 26609 (54%)     max: 34367 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 246743     avg: 337722 (74%)     median: 336878 (74%)     max: 410191 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 116033     avg: 220340 (57%)     median: 235672 (61%)     max: 321183 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 117135     avg: 245598 (33%)     median: 264769 (35%)     max: 424321 Points
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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min: 11624     avg: 12489.9 (56%)     median: 12585.5 (57%)     max: 13299 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
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min: 2369     avg: 2992.3 (57%)     median: 2435 (46%)     max: 4730 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
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min: 2419     avg: 3799.8 (36%)     median: 4037 (39%)     max: 4706 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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min: 13760     avg: 22249.3 (44%)     median: 22510 (44%)     max: 24349 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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min: 11913     avg: 16410 (57%)     median: 16231 (57%)     max: 18882 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 33386     avg: 33386 (71%)     median: 33386 (71%)     max: 33386 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 141639     avg: 141639 (78%)     median: 141639 (78%)     max: 141639 Points
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +