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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Review

Sebastian Bade, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Martina Osztovits), 09/12/2016

Designed by Nvidia. The smaller sibling of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition is called Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founder's Edition. Powered by a Pascal GPU chip with 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, the card is supposed to prevail, especially in the lower high-end range. Learn in this review, whether Nvidia has actually achieved this, and where there might be weaknesses.

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26.6 cm long (~10.5 in), 2 slots wide, 1x 8-pin power-in, and a 65 mm (~2.6 in) radial fan are the visible key features of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founder's Edition. The cooling unit is more or less identical to that of the larger sibling. Only the label reveals which components are hidden behind it. Subjectively, the graphics card appears very high-end. The full cover back plate does not only contribute to this impression, but also protects the components. A green glowing "GEFORCE GTX" label decorates the side, which is an eye-catcher in cases with side window.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founder's Edition features a dual-link DVI port, an HDMI 2.0 port and three DisplayPorts on the external side. Inside, the performance can be increased by connecting a second graphics card via the SLI interface. However, it is necessary that games support SLI for a performance gain.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founder's Edition is the reference model from Nvidia. This model carries the suffix "Founder's Edition". This graphics card will always be sold with standard clock rates and the same cooling system.

Our test system:

Intel Core i7-4790K (non-overclocked), 16 GB DDR3, Asus Z97-Deluxe, Asus PB287Q 4K Monitor, Intel SSD 530 (240 GB, System), OCZ Trion 100 SSD (480 GB, benchmarks), Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

Clock Rates

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founder's Edition features a base clock of 1506 MHz. Nvidia specifies a Turbo clock of 1683 MHz. Our GPUz render test reported a maximum clock of 1898 MHz. However, this is a theoretical value, which can only be reached for a few seconds when the GPU temperature is very low. Later in the tests, the clock frequency hovers at 1835 MHz. The reference card's clock rates are often significantly above 1700 MHz in the gaming benchmarks.

Synthetic Benchmarks

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founder's Edition ranks in just above the older GTX 980 Ti in the synthetic benchmarks. However, graphics cards of the GTX 980 Ti series, which are overclocked out-of-the-box, are able to outperform the GTX 1070 reference cards. Nevertheless, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 is the more modern graphics card and significantly more energy efficient than the predecessor generation. The GTX 1080 is somewhat faster than its smaller sibling by up to 24%.

3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
6867 Points ∼100% +24%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
5896 Points ∼86% +6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
5555 Points ∼81%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
5058 Points ∼74% -9%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
4712 Points ∼69% -15%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
3882 Points ∼57% -30%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
3544 Points ∼52% -36%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
4841 Points ∼100% +17%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
4500 Points ∼93% +9%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
4126 Points ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
3918 Points ∼81% -5%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
3552 Points ∼73% -14%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
3033 Points ∼63% -26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
2717 Points ∼56% -34%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
2687 Points ∼56% -35%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
20268 Points ∼100% +21%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
18408 Points ∼91% +10%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
16961 Points ∼84% +2%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
16685 Points ∼82%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
14580 Points ∼72% -13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
13286 Points ∼66% -20%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
12186 Points ∼60% -27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
11954 Points ∼59% -28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
11155 Points ∼55% -33%
1280x720 Sky Diver Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
71735 Points ∼100% +26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
61307 Points ∼85% +8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
57001 Points ∼79%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
55369 Points ∼77% -3%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
44731 Points ∼62% -22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
38656 Points ∼54% -32%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
37734 Points ∼53% -34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
35256 Points ∼49% -38%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
129042 Points ∼100% +23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
108238 Points ∼84% +3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
104764 Points ∼81%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
98958 Points ∼77% -6%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
80439 Points ∼62% -23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
74166 Points ∼57% -29%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
72213 Points ∼56% -31%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
71472 Points ∼55% -32%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
29443 Points ∼100% +23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
26098 Points ∼89% +9%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
23990 Points ∼81%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
23057 Points ∼78% -4%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
17919 Points ∼61% -25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
17697 Points ∼60% -26%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
17543 Points ∼60% -27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
16033 Points ∼54% -33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
15071 Points ∼51% -37%
Unigine Heaven 4.0 - Extreme Preset DX11
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
137.7 fps ∼100% +18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
125 fps ∼91% +7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
117 fps ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
110 fps ∼80% -6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
80.5 fps ∼58% -31%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
77.1 fps ∼56% -34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
66.7 fps ∼48% -43%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
66 fps ∼48% -44%
Unigine Valley 1.0 - 1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
106.9 fps ∼100% +15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
95.8 fps ∼90% +3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
92.6 fps ∼87%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
91.1 fps ∼85% -2%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
73.5 fps ∼69% -21%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
59.1 fps ∼55% -36%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
52.3 fps ∼49% -44%

Legend

 
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
MSI GamingDock Intel Core i7-4870HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970,
 
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro Intel Core i7-4790K, AMD Radeon R9 Fury, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
 
Asus Strix GTX 980 Ti Desktop PC Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
Desktop PC Intel Core i7-6700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980,
 
Notebookcheck Desktop PC Intel Core i7-6700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, Crucial MX100 256 GB
 
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference Intel Core i7-4790K, AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
 
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 970 Desktop PC Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000

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Gaming Performance

As with the GTX 1070 from MSI, the Founder's Edition also ensures decent performance. Most games run smoothly in 4K with high preset. Depending on game and preset, the GeForce GTX 1070 Founder's Edition is about 10% slower than the MSI card, which, however, is overclocked out-of-the-box. In terms of gaming performance, the two rivals, GeForce GTX 1070 Founder's Edition and GeForce GTX 980 Ti are on par.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst
3840x2160 High Preset AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
47 (min: 44, max: 50) fps ∼100% +23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
39.8 (min: 37, max: 42) fps ∼85% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
38.3 (min: 35, max: 42) fps ∼81% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
38.2 (min: 35, max: 41) fps ∼81%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
31.5 (min: 23, max: 35) fps ∼67% -18%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
28.6 (min: 26, max: 31) fps ∼61% -25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
28.3 (min: 26) fps ∼60% -26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
26.1 (min: 24, max: 28) fps ∼56% -32%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
25.4 (min: 23, max: 27) fps ∼54% -34%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
121 (min: 108, max: 131) fps ∼100% +20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
103 (min: 93, max: 110) fps ∼85% +2%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
101 (min: 88, max: 108) fps ∼83%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
95 (min: 86, max: 103) fps ∼79% -6%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
81.3 (min: 74, max: 86) fps ∼67% -20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
76.4 (min: 69) fps ∼63% -24%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
72 fps ∼60% -29%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
70.3 (min: 66, max: 75) fps ∼58% -30%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
65.9 (min: 53, max: 73) fps ∼54% -35%
Overwatch
3840x2160 High (Render Scale 100 %) AA:SM AF:4x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
104 (min: 88, max: 121) fps ∼100% +22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
91 (min: 78, max: 104) fps ∼88% +6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
87 (min: 75, max: 101) fps ∼84% +2%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
85.5 (min: 74, max: 98) fps ∼82%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
77 (min: 64, max: 91) fps ∼74% -10%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
65.4 (min: 55, max: 76) fps ∼63% -24%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
62.3 (min: 53) fps ∼60% -27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
58.2 (min: 50, max: 68) fps ∼56% -32%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
57 fps ∼55% -33%
1920x1080 Epic (Render Scale 100 %) AA:SM AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
196 (min: 164, max: 231) fps ∼100% +22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
171 (min: 144, max: 202) fps ∼87% +6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
161 (min: 135, max: 187) fps ∼82%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
154 (min: 129, max: 183) fps ∼79% -4%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
139 fps ∼71% -14%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
121 (min: 94, max: 147) fps ∼62% -25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
117 (min: 97) fps ∼60% -27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
107 fps ∼55% -34%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
97 (min: 78, max: 117) fps ∼49% -40%
Doom
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
56.5 fps ∼100% +16%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
52.6 (min: 46, max: 66) fps ∼93% +8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
48.6 (min: 42, max: 60) fps ∼86%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
46 (min: 41, max: 60) fps ∼81% -5%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
38.2 (min: 33, max: 51) fps ∼68% -21%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
34.4 (min: 30) fps ∼61% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
34.3 (min: 30, max: 44) fps ∼61% -29%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
30 (min: 25, max: 39) fps ∼53% -38%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:SM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
137 (min: 112, max: 191) fps ∼100% +2%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
134 (min: 111, max: 173) fps ∼98%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
130 (min: 108, max: 188) fps ∼95% -3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
127 (min: 107, max: 163) fps ∼93% -5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
97.5 (min: 82) fps ∼71% -27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
96 (min: 81, max: 122) fps ∼70% -28%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
83 (min: 67, max: 125) fps ∼61% -38%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
80 (min: 68, max: 109) fps ∼58% -40%
Need for Speed 2016
3840x2160 High / On AA:FX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
61 (min: 47, max: 75) fps ∼100% +30%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
55 (min: 43, max: 66) fps ∼90% +17%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
48 (min: 37, max: 58) fps ∼79% +2%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
46.9 (min: 37, max: 56) fps ∼77%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
40.3 (min: 34, max: 48) fps ∼66% -14%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
34 (min: 27) fps ∼56% -28%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
32.5 (min: 27, max: 40) fps ∼53% -31%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
31.6 (min: 26, max: 38) fps ∼52% -33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
31 (min: 23, max: 39) fps ∼51% -34%
1920x1080 Ultra / On AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
104 (min: 64, max: 148) fps ∼100% +7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
98 fps ∼94% +1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
97 (min: 70, max: 127) fps ∼93%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
90 (min: 63, max: 117) fps ∼87% -7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
74.6 (min: 55) fps ∼72% -23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
70 (min: 53, max: 81) fps ∼67% -28%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
68.4 (min: 48, max: 84) fps ∼66% -29%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
68.3 (min: 42, max: 87) fps ∼66% -30%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
61 (min: 43, max: 81) fps ∼59% -37%
Hitman 2016
3840x2160 High / On AA:FX AF:8x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
42 (min: 34, max: 53) fps ∼100% +18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
39.8 (min: 33, max: 48) fps ∼95% +12%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
38.9 (min: 26, max: 46) fps ∼93% +9%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
37.7 (min: 26, max: 46) fps ∼90% +6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
35.6 (min: 30, max: 43) fps ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
32.6 (min: 24, max: 42) fps ∼78% -8%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
32.5 (min: 26, max: 38) fps ∼77% -9%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
29.1 (min: 23, max: 34) fps ∼69% -18%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
28.1 (min: 22, max: 33) fps ∼67% -21%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
26.2 (min: 19) fps ∼62% -26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
23 fps ∼55% -35%
1920x1080 Ultra / On AA:SM AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
78 (min: 61, max: 96) fps ∼100% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
75.5 (min: 59, max: 91) fps ∼97% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
75.2 (min: 56, max: 97) fps ∼96%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
70 (min: 50, max: 87) fps ∼90% -7%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
61.5 (min: 35, max: 77) fps ∼79% -18%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
58.7 (min: 44, max: 72) fps ∼75% -22%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
61 (min: 45, max: 86) fps ∼78% -19%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
59.2 (min: 48, max: 62) fps ∼76% -21%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
58 (min: 43, max: 71) fps ∼74% -23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
57.8 (min: 41) fps ∼74% -23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
52 fps ∼67% -31%
The Division
3840x2160 High Preset AF:8x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
48.5 (min: 19, max: 65) fps ∼100% +22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
43 fps ∼89% +8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
39.8 (min: 14, max: 51) fps ∼82% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
39.7 (min: 17, max: 52) fps ∼82%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
34.5 (min: 19, max: 51) fps ∼71% -13%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
29.9 (min: 13, max: 41) fps ∼62% -25%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
28.4 (min: 12, max: 38) fps ∼59% -28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
27.7 (min: 10) fps ∼57% -30%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
27 fps ∼56% -32%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
95 (min: 55, max: 125) fps ∼100% +18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
86 fps ∼91% +7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
80.6 (min: 41, max: 108) fps ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
76 (min: 46, max: 103) fps ∼80% -6%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
61 (min: 37, max: 93) fps ∼64% -24%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
57.7 (min: 32) fps ∼61% -28%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
57.5 (min: 39, max: 77) fps ∼61% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
55 fps ∼58% -32%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
50.7 (min: 32, max: 73) fps ∼53% -37%
Far Cry Primal
3840x2160 High Preset AA:SM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
49 (min: 46, max: 53) fps ∼100% +29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
41 (min: 38, max: 44) fps ∼84% +8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
40 (min: 37, max: 44) fps ∼82% +5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
38 (min: 36, max: 42) fps ∼78%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
37 (min: 33, max: 42) fps ∼76% -3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
29 (min: 27) fps ∼59% -24%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
28 (min: 26, max: 31) fps ∼57% -26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
27 (min: 25, max: 30) fps ∼55% -29%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:SM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
106 (min: 80, max: 125) fps ∼100% +18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
94 (min: 75, max: 109) fps ∼89% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
90 (min: 72, max: 105) fps ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
83 (min: 66, max: 101) fps ∼78% -8%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
68 (min: 52, max: 83) fps ∼64% -24%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
63 (min: 49) fps ∼59% -30%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
59 (min: 47, max: 76) fps ∼56% -34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
57 (min: 46, max: 73) fps ∼54% -37%
XCOM 2
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
30.4 (min: 27, max: 34) fps ∼100% +19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
27 fps ∼89% +5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
25.6 (min: 39, max: 47) fps ∼84%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
25 (min: 24, max: 28) fps ∼82% -2%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
22 (min: 19, max: 24) fps ∼72% -14%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
18.7 (min: 17) fps ∼62% -27%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
16.3 (min: 15, max: 18) fps ∼54% -36%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
15.9 (min: 14, max: 18) fps ∼52% -38%
1920x1080 Maximum Preset (8xMSAA instead of FXAA) AA:8xMS AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
48 (min: 43, max: 52) fps ∼100% +11%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
45 fps ∼94% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
43.4 (min: 39, max: 47) fps ∼90%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
41.2 (min: 37, max: 45) fps ∼86% -5%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
34.3 (min: 29, max: 38) fps ∼71% -21%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
31.3 (min: 28) fps ∼65% -28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
27.3 (min: 24, max: 30) fps ∼57% -37%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
26.9 (min: 25, max: 29) fps ∼56% -38%
Rise of the Tomb Raider
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
50 fps ∼100% +29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
47.8 (min: 43, max: 54) fps ∼96% +23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
43 (min: 39, max: 47) fps ∼86% +11%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
40.6 (min: 36, max: 46) fps ∼81% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
38.9 (min: 35, max: 44) fps ∼78%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
32.4 (min: 29, max: 37) fps ∼65% -17%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
27.9 (min: 25) fps ∼56% -28%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
27.2 (min: 23, max: 31) fps ∼54% -30%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
26.7 (min: 22, max: 30) fps ∼53% -31%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
24.5 (min: 21, max: 28) fps ∼49% -37%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
25.3 (min: 22, max: 30) fps ∼51% -35%
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
112 (min: 105, max: 124) fps ∼100% +19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
112 (min: 105) fps ∼100% +19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
112 fps ∼100% +19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
102 (min: 95, max: 107) fps ∼91% +9%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
94 (min: 85, max: 104) fps ∼84%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
88 (min: 81, max: 95) fps ∼79% -6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
71.3 (min: 64) fps ∼64% -24%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
60.2 (min: 54, max: 67) fps ∼54% -36%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
57 (min: 46, max: 66) fps ∼51% -39%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
57 (min: 49, max: 65) fps ∼51% -39%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
50.5 (min: 47, max: 55) fps ∼45% -46%
Just Cause 3
3840x2160 High / On AA:FX AF:8x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
62 (min: 56, max: 67) fps ∼100% +25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
53.3 (min: 46, max: 58) fps ∼86% +7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
49.6 (min: 44, max: 53) fps ∼80%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
48 (min: 42, max: 52) fps ∼77% -3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
36.6 (min: 33) fps ∼59% -26%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
36.3 (min: 33, max: 41) fps ∼59% -27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
33.5 (min: 27, max: 36) fps ∼54% -32%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
32.6 (min: 26, max: 37) fps ∼53% -34%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
31.2 fps ∼50% -37%
1920x1080 Very High / On AA:SM AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
122 (min: 104, max: 139) fps ∼100% +11%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
118 (min: 108, max: 131) fps ∼97% +7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
110 (min: 97, max: 123) fps ∼90%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
103 (min: 92, max: 116) fps ∼84% -6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
84.2 (min: 75) fps ∼69% -23%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
82 (min: 72, max: 96) fps ∼67% -25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
80 (min: 72, max: 90) fps ∼66% -27%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
59 (min: 47, max: 73) fps ∼48% -46%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
48.6 fps ∼40% -56%
Rainbow Six Siege
3840x2160 High Preset AA:T AF:4x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
82 fps ∼100% +22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
71.4 (min: 54) fps ∼87% +6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
67.4 (min: 52, max: 88) fps ∼82%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
67 (min: 50, max: 95) fps ∼82% -1%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
62 (min: 47, max: 76) fps ∼76% -8%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
54 fps ∼66% -20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
50.1 (min: 35) fps ∼61% -26%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
48.4 (min: 38, max: 59) fps ∼59% -28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
44.8 fps ∼55% -34%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
208 fps ∼100% +18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
185 (min: 121) fps ∼89% +5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
176 (min: 115, max: 279) fps ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
164 (min: 108, max: 231) fps ∼79% -7%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
127 (min: 86, max: 188) fps ∼61% -28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
120 fps ∼58% -32%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
117 (min: 77, max: 186) fps ∼56% -34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
107.6 (min: 67) fps ∼52% -39%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
107.6 fps ∼52% -39%
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
47.3 (min: 44, max: 51) fps ∼100% +24%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
41 (min: 37, max: 44) fps ∼87% +8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
38 (min: 35, max: 42) fps ∼80%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
37.4 (min: 35, max: 41) fps ∼79% -2%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
31.5 (min: 29, max: 37) fps ∼67% -17%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
28.2 fps ∼60% -26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
27.6 (min: 26) fps ∼58% -27%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
26.7 fps ∼56% -30%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
26.2 (min: 23, max: 31) fps ∼55% -31%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
25.6 (min: 23, max: 29) fps ∼54% -33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
25.2 (min: 23, max: 28) fps ∼53% -34%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:4x MSAA + FX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
57 (min: 47, max: 66) fps ∼100% +19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
51.9 (min: 43, max: 61) fps ∼91% +8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
47.9 (min: 39, max: 56) fps ∼84%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
46.3 (min: 39, max: 53) fps ∼81% -3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
33.5 (min: 27) fps ∼59% -30%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
32.3 fps ∼57% -33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
32 (min: 26, max: 39) fps ∼56% -33%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
29.1 (min: 23, max: 34) fps ∼51% -39%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
28.3 (min: 23, max: 34) fps ∼50% -41%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
25.6 fps ∼45% -47%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
5 (min: 3, max: 8) fps ∼9% -90%
Star Wars Battlefront
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
67 (min: 58, max: 79) fps ∼100% +27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
57 (min: 49, max: 68) fps ∼85% +8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
53 (min: 46, max: 64) fps ∼79% +1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
52.7 (min: 45, max: 63) fps ∼79%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
50 (min: 43, max: 60) fps ∼75% -5%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
43.4 (min: 36, max: 51) fps ∼65% -18%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
42.5 fps ∼63% -19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
40.4 (min: 35) fps ∼60% -23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
39.6 fps ∼59% -25%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
38.5 (min: 34, max: 46) fps ∼57% -27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
34.7 (min: 30, max: 42) fps ∼52% -34%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:FX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
171 (min: 155, max: 198) fps ∼100% +22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
146 (min: 124, max: 174) fps ∼85% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
140 (min: 127, max: 163) fps ∼82%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
134 (min: 118, max: 156) fps ∼78% -4%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
119 (min: 100, max: 137) fps ∼70% -15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
104.1 (min: 89) fps ∼61% -26%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
104 (min: 92, max: 123) fps ∼61% -26%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
104 fps ∼61% -26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
102.1 fps ∼60% -27%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
100 (min: 90, max: 119) fps ∼58% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
94 (min: 78, max: 113) fps ∼55% -33%
Fallout 4
3840x2160 High Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
54 (min: 42, max: 66) fps ∼100% +19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
47.1 (min: 37, max: 58) fps ∼87% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
46 (min: 37, max: 56) fps ∼85% +2%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
45.2 (min: 35, max: 55) fps ∼84%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
38.7 (min: 30, max: 49) fps ∼72% -14%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
33.7 fps ∼62% -25%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
33.3 fps ∼62% -26%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
31.6 (min: 25, max: 37) fps ∼59% -30%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
30 (min: 24, max: 37) fps ∼56% -34%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
28.4 (min: 21, max: 36) fps ∼53% -37%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
129 (min: 104, max: 176) fps ∼100% +18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
113 (min: 92, max: 145) fps ∼88% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
109 fps ∼84%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
106 (min: 86, max: 132) fps ∼82% -3%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
80 (min: 66, max: 98) fps ∼62% -27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
78 fps ∼60% -28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
73 (min: 59, max: 94) fps ∼57% -33%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
72.8 fps ∼56% -33%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
67.6 (min: 52, max: 86) fps ∼52% -38%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
64 (min: 51, max: 80) fps ∼50% -41%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
3840x2160 High / On AA:FX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
58 (min: 50, max: 67) fps ∼100% +27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
50 (min: 41, max: 57) fps ∼86% +10%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
47.5 (min: 41, max: 55) fps ∼82% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
45.5 (min: 36, max: 52) fps ∼78%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
37 fps ∼64% -19%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
36.4 (min: 30, max: 44) fps ∼63% -20%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
35.2 (min: 31, max: 41) fps ∼61% -23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
34.2 fps ∼59% -25%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
31.1 (min: 25, max: 38) fps ∼54% -32%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
29.7 (min: 25, max: 34) fps ∼51% -35%
1920x1080 Extra / On AA:T2x SM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
150 (min: 126, max: 177) fps ∼100% +27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
130 (min: 109, max: 159) fps ∼87% +10%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
118 (min: 101, max: 143) fps ∼79%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
117 (min: 100, max: 140) fps ∼78% -1%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
94 (min: 82, max: 111) fps ∼63% -20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
88.3 fps ∼59% -25%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
86.7 fps ∼58% -27%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
76 (min: 66, max: 103) fps ∼51% -36%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
67 (min: 64, max: 103) fps ∼45% -43%
Anno 2205
3840x2160 High Preset AA:4x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
67 (min: 64, max: 70) fps ∼100% +24%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
61 fps ∼91% +13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
54 fps ∼81%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
52.2 (min: 49, max: 55) fps ∼78% -3%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
34.3 (min: 32, max: 36) fps ∼51% -36%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
34.1 fps ∼51% -37%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
34.1 (min: 32, max: 36) fps ∼51% -37%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
29.3 fps ∼44% -46%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
26.9 (min: 25, max: 29) fps ∼40% -50%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
26.1 (min: 23, max: 28) fps ∼39% -52%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:8x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
59 (min: 56, max: 63) fps ∼100% +31%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
49 fps ∼83% +9%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
45 fps ∼76%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
43.9 (min: 40, max: 47) fps ∼74% -2%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
33 (min: 31, max: 35) fps ∼56% -27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
30.7 fps ∼52% -32%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
28.7 (min: 25, max: 31) fps ∼49% -36%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
27.7 fps ∼47% -38%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
27.7 (min: 35, max: 30) fps ∼47% -38%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
26 (min: 23, max: 29) fps ∼44% -42%
World of Warships
3840 x 2160 Very High Preset AA:High FX AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
109 (min: 81, max: 150) fps ∼100% +9%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
100 (min: 75, max: 142) fps ∼92% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
100 (min: 53, max: 133) fps ∼92%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
87 (min: 64, max: 132) fps ∼80% -13%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
64 (min: 50, max: 82) fps ∼59% -36%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
58.6 (min: 43, max: 89) fps ∼54% -41%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
57.9 (min: 44, max: 75) fps ∼53% -42%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
56.1 fps ∼51% -44%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
52.2 (min: 40, max: 75) fps ∼48% -48%
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:High FX AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
165 (min: 100, max: 247) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
162 (min: 101, max: 246) fps ∼98% -2%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
162 (min: 99, max: 261) fps ∼98% -2%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
161 fps ∼98% -2%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
153 (min: 95, max: 217) fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
134 (min: 85, max: 168) fps ∼81% -19%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
130 (min: 79, max: 179) fps ∼79% -21%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
124.1 fps ∼75% -25%
Mad Max
3840x2160 High Preset AF:6x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
77 (min: 72, max: 88) fps ∼100% +18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
70.5 (min: 65, max: 78) fps ∼92% +8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
65 fps ∼84% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
65 fps ∼84%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
55 (min: 51, max: 61) fps ∼71% -15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
48.1 fps ∼62% -26%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
47.3 (min: 44, max: 53) fps ∼61% -27%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
46 fps ∼60% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
44 fps ∼57% -32%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
41.1 (min: 37, max: 47) fps ∼53% -37%
1920x1080 Very High Preset AF:12x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
215 (min: 196, max: 232) fps ∼100% +19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
193 (min: 175, max: 211) fps ∼90% +7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
181 fps ∼84%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
180 fps ∼84% -1%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
144 (min: 127, max: 158) fps ∼67% -20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
136.6 fps ∼64% -25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
125 fps ∼58% -31%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
119 (min: 103, max: 131) fps ∼55% -34%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
119 (min: 106, max: 130) fps ∼55% -34%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
116.4 fps ∼54% -36%
Metal Gear Solid V - 3840x2160 High / On
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
60 (min: 59, max: 61) fps ∼100% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
60 (min: 59, max: 61) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
59.9 (min: 59, max: 61) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
57 (min: 54, max: 61) fps ∼95% -5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
50.8 fps ∼85% -15%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
48.8 fps ∼81% -19%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
46.8 (min: 44, max: 50) fps ∼78% -22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
46 (min: 44, max: 48) fps ∼77% -23%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
43.1 (min: 41, max: 45) fps ∼72% -28%
Dirt Rally
3840x2160 High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
155 (min: 117, max: 236) fps ∼100% +13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
143 (min: 113, max: 186) fps ∼92% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
137 (min: 110, max: 143) fps ∼88%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
126 (min: 99, max: 154) fps ∼81% -8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
109 (min: 88, max: 139) fps ∼70% -20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
84.2 fps ∼54% -39%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
81 (min: 53, max: 104) fps ∼52% -41%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
75.2 (min: 64, max: 98) fps ∼49% -45%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
71.2 fps ∼46% -48%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
64 (min: 53, max: 78) fps ∼41% -53%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
137 (min: 118, max: 166) fps ∼100% +1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
136 (min: 109, max: 179) fps ∼99%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
135 (min: 98, max: 177) fps ∼99% -1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
132 fps ∼96% -3%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
97.4 (min: 78, max: 119) fps ∼71% -28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
97 fps ∼71% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
97 (min: 80, max: 124) fps ∼71% -29%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
94 (min: 60, max: 113) fps ∼69% -31%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
93.5 fps ∼68% -31%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
82 (min: 68, max: 116) fps ∼60% -40%
The Witcher 3
3840x2160 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
55 fps ∼100% +28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
45 (min: 40, max: 49) fps ∼82% +5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
44 (min: 39, max: 49) fps ∼80% +2%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
43 fps ∼78%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
35.9 (min: 32, max: 39) fps ∼65% -17%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
30.1 fps ∼55% -30%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
29.1 fps ∼53% -32%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
29.1 (min: 24, max: 33) fps ∼53% -32%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
28.4 (min: 22, max: 32) fps ∼52% -34%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
27.2 (min: 25, max: 30) fps ∼49% -37%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
76.4 (min: 64, max: 85) fps ∼100% +23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
62 fps ∼81%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
59.3 (min: 51, max: 67) fps ∼78% -4%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
45.5 (min: 39, max: 51) fps ∼60% -27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
44.3 fps ∼58% -29%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
43.9 (min: 40, max: 49) fps ∼57% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
42.2 (min: 36, max: 49) fps ∼55% -32%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
40.8 fps ∼53% -34%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
29 (min: 25, max: 32) fps ∼38% -53%
GTA V
3840x2160 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:FX AF:8x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
79 fps ∼100% +34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
71.2 (min: 11.6, max: 170) fps ∼90% +20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
62 fps ∼78% +5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
59.8 fps ∼76% +1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
59.1 fps ∼75%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
51.8 (min: 22, max: 129) fps ∼66% -12%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
51.4 fps ∼65% -13%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
46.6 fps ∼59% -21%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
41.3 fps ∼52% -30%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
34.9 fps ∼44% -41%
1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
80 (min: 32, max: 158) fps ∼100% +10%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
74 fps ∼93% +1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
73 fps ∼91%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
68 (min: 33, max: 153) fps ∼85% -7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
51 fps ∼64% -30%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
47.7 fps ∼60% -35%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
45.6 fps ∼57% -38%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
41 (min: 20, max: 80) fps ∼51% -44%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
39.8 fps ∼50% -45%
Dragon Age: Inquisition - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality AA:2x MS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
118 (min: 97) fps ∼100% +16%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
107 (min: 81) fps ∼91% +5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
102 (min: 77) fps ∼86%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
100 (min: 76) fps ∼85% -2%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
67.9 fps ∼58% -33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
67.4 (min: 51) fps ∼57% -34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
65.4 fps ∼55% -36%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
64.1 (min: 48.5) fps ∼54% -37%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
53.9 (min: 44.4) fps ∼46% -47%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
60 (min: 52) fps ∼51% -41%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
54.2 fps ∼46% -47%
Alien: Isolation - 1920x1080 Ultra, On, Shadow Map 2048, HDAO AA:2x SM AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
221 fps ∼100% +19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
195 fps ∼88% +5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
186 fps ∼84%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
137 fps ∼62% -26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
134.4 fps ∼61% -28%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
122 fps ∼55% -34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
112.9 fps ∼51% -39%
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset (HD Package)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
134 (min: 94, max: 187) fps ∼100% +8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
124 (min: 79, max: 183) fps ∼93%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
103 (min: 65, max: 146) fps ∼77% -17%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
94.5 fps ∼71% -24%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
91.4 fps ∼68% -26%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
84 (min: 57, max: 123) fps ∼63% -32%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
80 (min: 52, max: 125) fps ∼60% -35%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
76.9 fps ∼57% -38%
Battlefield 4
3840x2160 High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
90 fps ∼100% +29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
75 (min: 66, max: 90) fps ∼83% +7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
70 (min: 63, max: 84) fps ∼78% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
69.8 (min: 61, max: 83) fps ∼78%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
56 (min: 49, max: 65) fps ∼62% -20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
52.5 fps ∼58% -25%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
49.9 fps ∼55% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
47.6 (min: 43, max: 57) fps ∼53% -32%
AMD Radeon R9 290X
46.6 (min: 41, max: 54) fps ∼52% -33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
43 fps ∼48% -38%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
41.9 (min: 38, max: 50) fps ∼47% -40%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
176 (min: 159, max: 201) fps ∼100% +19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
152 (min: 137, max: 183) fps ∼86% +3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
148 (min: 131, max: 175) fps ∼84%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
136 (min: 125, max: 164) fps ∼77% -8%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
101 (min: 92, max: 122) fps ∼57% -32%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
99.6 fps ∼57% -33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
94 (min: 86, max: 114) fps ∼53% -36%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
89.7 fps ∼51% -39%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
83.2 fps ∼47% -44%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
82 (min: 67, max: 101) fps ∼47% -45%
Metro: Last Light - 1920x1080 Very High (DX11) AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
140 fps ∼100% +17%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
126 fps ∼90% +5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
120 fps ∼86%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
119 fps ∼85% -1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
92.3 fps ∼66% -23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
90 fps ∼64% -25%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
89 fps ∼64% -26%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
82.7 fps ∼59% -31%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
80 (min: 43, max: 143) fps ∼57% -33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
77.6 fps ∼55% -35%
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
181 fps ∼100% +19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
160 fps ∼88% +5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
157 fps ∼87% +3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
152 fps ∼84%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
121.4 fps ∼67% -20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
118 fps ∼65% -22%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
112.4 fps ∼62% -26%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
110 (min: 20, max: 177) fps ∼61% -28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
107.6 fps ∼59% -29%
Crysis 3 - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:2xSM AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
100 (min: 83, max: 155) fps ∼100% +25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
83 (min: 69, max: 135) fps ∼83% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
81 (min: 65, max: 127) fps ∼81% +1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
80 (min: 65, max: 124) fps ∼80%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
64.5 (min: 51, max: 95) fps ∼65% -19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
60.7 fps ∼61% -24%
AMD Radeon R9 390X
56.1 fps ∼56% -30%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
55 fps ∼55% -31%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
52.6 (min: 45, max: 73) fps ∼53% -34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
50.6 fps ∼51% -37%

Legend

 
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
XFX Radeon R9 390X DD Black Edition Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3, AMD Radeon R9 390X,
 
MSI GamingDock Intel Core i7-4870HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970,
 
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro Intel Core i7-4790K, AMD Radeon R9 Fury, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
 
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Tri-X OC Intel Core i7-4790K, AMD Radeon R9 290X, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
 
Asus Strix GTX 980 Ti Desktop PC Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
Desktop PC Intel Core i7-6700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980,
 
Notebookcheck Desktop PC Intel Core i7-6700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, Crucial MX100 256 GB
 
Schenker XMG U716 Intel Core i7-6700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference Intel Core i7-4790K, AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
 
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 970 Desktop PC Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
 
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000

Stress Test

The performance of the GeForce GTX 1070 Founders' Edition remains stable when permanent load is applied. In the stress test which includes Futuremark in 3DMark (Time Spy DX12 test) our test card achieves a stability of very good 99.5% after 20 runs and still good 97.7% stability after another try. In view of the stress test results, a performance loss is unlikely during prolonged gaming sessions.

99.5% deviation in 20 runs of the DirectX 12 benchmark 3DMark Time Spy.
99.5% deviation in 20 runs of the DirectX 12 benchmark 3DMark Time Spy.
97.7% deviation in 20 runs of the DirectX 12 benchmark 3DMark Time Spy.
97.7% deviation in 20 runs of the DirectX 12 benchmark 3DMark Time Spy.

Compute Performance

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founder's Edition features 8 Compute Units for general calculations, which can be addressed via OpenCL, DirectCompute, and CUDA. In terms of performance, the GTX 1070 Founders Edition ranks in behind its larger sibling. However, the GTX 980 Ti from Asus is leading in the LuxMark v2.0 Room Test. The ComputeMark v2.1 benchmark comes up with the familiar ranking again: GTX 1080 ahead of GTX 1070 and GTX 980Ti.

LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Asus Strix GTX 980 Ti Desktop PC, 4790K
2490 Samples/s ∼100% +1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC, 4790K
2485 Samples/s ∼100% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition, 4790K
2474 Samples/s ∼99%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, 4790K
2327 Samples/s ∼93% -6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 970 Desktop PC, 4790K
1874 Samples/s ∼75% -24%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference, 4790K
1661 Samples/s ∼67% -33%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro, 4790K
1566 Samples/s ∼63% -37%
Sala GPUs-only
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition, 4790K
5012 Samples/s ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, 4790K
4708 Samples/s ∼94% -6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Asus Strix GTX 980 Ti Desktop PC, 4790K
3919 Samples/s ∼78% -22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC, 4790K
3877 Samples/s ∼77% -23%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference, 4790K
3468 Samples/s ∼69% -31%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro, 4790K
3125 Samples/s ∼62% -38%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 970 Desktop PC, 4790K
3020 Samples/s ∼60% -40%
ComputeMark v2.1
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, 4790K
6191 Points ∼100% +30%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC, 4790K
5084 Points ∼82% +7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition, 4790K
4761 Points ∼77%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Asus Strix GTX 980 Ti Desktop PC, 4790K
4270 Points ∼69% -10%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro, 4790K
3082 Points ∼50% -35%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 970 Desktop PC, 4790K
3027 Points ∼49% -36%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference, 4790K
2746 Points ∼44% -42%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, 4790K
3646 Points ∼100% +27%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro, 4790K
3233 Points ∼89% +13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC, 4790K
3131 Points ∼86% +9%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition, 4790K
2861 Points ∼78%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Asus Strix GTX 980 Ti Desktop PC, 4790K
2710 Points ∼74% -5%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference, 4790K
2539 Points ∼70% -11%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 970 Desktop PC, 4790K
1829 Points ∼50% -36%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, 4790K
3284 Points ∼100% +21%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC, 4790K
2863 Points ∼87% +6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition, 4790K
2706 Points ∼82%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro, 4790K
2602 Points ∼79% -4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Asus Strix GTX 980 Ti Desktop PC, 4790K
2479 Points ∼75% -8%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference, 4790K
2162 Points ∼66% -20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 970 Desktop PC, 4790K
1840 Points ∼56% -32%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, 4790K
1758 Points ∼100% +26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition, 4790K
1390 Points ∼79%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Asus Strix GTX 980 Ti Desktop PC, 4790K
1382 Points ∼79% -1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC, 4790K
1376 Points ∼78% -1%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro, 4790K
1114 Points ∼63% -20%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference, 4790K
991 Points ∼56% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 970 Desktop PC, 4790K
917 Points ∼52% -34%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 3DTex
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro, 4790K
1860 Points ∼100% +33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, 4790K
1730 Points ∼93% +23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Asus Strix GTX 980 Ti Desktop PC, 4790K
1531 Points ∼82% +9%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC, 4790K
1402 Points ∼75% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition, 4790K
1402 Points ∼75%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference, 4790K
1220 Points ∼66% -13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 970 Desktop PC, 4790K
936 Points ∼50% -33%
1024x600 Normal, Score
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, 4790K
16610 Points ∼100% +27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC, 4790K
13856 Points ∼83% +6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition, 4790K
13121 Points ∼79%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Asus Strix GTX 980 Ti Desktop PC, 4790K
12373 Points ∼74% -6%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro, 4790K
11890 Points ∼72% -9%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference, 4790K
9659 Points ∼58% -26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 970 Desktop PC, 4790K
8549 Points ∼51% -35%

Emissions

Infrared image measued with Flir One after prolonged Unigine Valley load
Infrared image measued with Flir One after prolonged Unigine Valley load

The emissions of the Founder's Edition of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 are almost identical to its larger sibling's. This is due to the identical cooling system, which blows warm air directly out of the case with a radial fan. Because of the GTX 1070's slightly lower performance, the fan does not need to run as fast as the GTX 1080's. This positively affects system noise. When idling, we could not record a noise. It takes a few minutes under permanent load before the fan control increases the rotation speed of the radial fan in order to cool the GPU. However, the load system noise is not annoying and remains well below 50 dB(A).

The Nvidia GeForce GTX also suffers from coil whining, when the frame rate exceeds 200 fps. However, there are no such problems when G-Sync is active.

The power consumption of our test system is 66 watts (Desktop Windows 10, one 4K display connected via DisplayPort) without dedicated GPU. When idling, we measure 68 watts with GeForce GTX 1070. During the game “The Witcher 3” with Ultra preset we measured a power consumption of 243 watts. With the tool FurMark, we reach a maximum of 253 watts. Thus, the GeForce GTX 1070 needs about 40 watts less energy than the GeForce GTX 1080. Overall, Nvidia has significantly improved efficiency compared to the older Maxwell architecture.

Verdict

The GeForce GTX 1070 reference card from Nvidia carries the suffix Founder's Edition. It will also be available from popular graphics card manufacturers. However, this will not change the look or technology. The Pascal architecture could already convince us in the review of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition. With the smaller variant, Nvidia has a powerful graphics card, which indeed brings sufficient performance for running 4K games smoothly. Its price is upper mid-range. The performance of the graphics cards is similar to the GeForce GTX 980 Ti's.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founder's Edition convinced us with decent performance and moderate power consumption (power consumption of the GPU: max. 150 watts).

Those who want to buy a GeForce GTX 1070 with a custom design can expect even higher performance. Several renowned manufacturers equip their variants with two power ports. Thus, there are graphics cards, which are already overclocked ex-factory, which can be overclocked even higher, thanks to better power supply. The MSI GTX 1070 Gaming Z convinced e.g. with efficient and quiet cooling in our review, but falls slightly behind in efficiency.

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Sebastian Bade, 2016-09-12 (Update: 2017-01-14)