GTX 1070 turns out to be faster than GeForce Titan X at half the price

Two weeks after the benchmarks of the GeForce GTX 1080, the results of the GTX 1070 have appeared. This cheaper new GeForce card in the 1000 series turns out to be faster than a Titan X and more than 50 percent faster than the GTX 970, with lower consumption than the latter.

The introduction of the GTX 1070 is a lot more logical than that of the GTX 1080, according to Guru3D. The suggested retail price of the GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition is 499 euros and that of the cards with alternative coolers and pcb starts at 430 euros. Those prices are close to the previous flagships from Nvidia, where the GTX 1080 with its prices around 800 euros is above that. The GTX 1070 thus potentially appeals to a larger audience.

In every test that Tom’s Hardware ran, the GTX 1070 turned out to be faster than the GTX Titan X, a card that cost more than $1100 at launch. In the benchmarks of Hexus, the newcomer performs on average at 80 percent of the results of the GTX 1080 and slightly better than the GTX 980 Ti. Also in the performance index of SweClockers, the GTX 1070 comfortably takes a place above the Titan X and GTX 980 Ti.

PC Perspective emphasizes that AMD will target the $ 299 segment with its Polaris cards and thus may release a formidable competitor to this card, although this is speculation. The GTX 1070 card achieves this performance with consumption well below that of the GTX 1080 and slightly below that of the GTX 970, experienced by Hardware Canucks, among others. Legit Reviews also reached a low consumption during a measurement, although the site notes that this was highly dependent on the resolution.

The performance-per-dollar overview of the GTX 1070 according to Pc Perspective.

The GTX 1070 Founders Edition has the same cooler as its big brother and three display ports, HDMI and dual-link DVI are also present. The difference is in the memory: there is 8GB gddr5 instead of the faster gddr5x of the GTX 1080. The GP104 GPU has of course also been adjusted. Compared to the gpu with the GTX 1080, a gpc, and thus five SMS’s, is disabled. This results in 1920 shaders, where the GTX 1080 has 2560. Furthermore, there is a four-phase instead of five-phase power supply and the TDP is 150W compared to 180W for the GTX 1080.

The card will be available from June 10, but several review sites indicate that there is a chance that it is questionable whether there will be enough stocks by then.

Video card GTX 970 GTX 980 GTX 980 Ti GTX 1070 GTX 1080
GPU GM204 GM204 GM200 GP104-200 GP104-400
Process 28nm 28nm 28nm 16nm finfet 16nm finfet
Transistors 5.2 billion 5.2 billion 8 billion 7.2 billion 7.2 billion
Text message 13 16 22 15 20
Cudacores 1664 2048 2816 1920 2560
tmus 104 128 176 120 160
Rop’s 56 64 96 64 64
base clock 1050MHz 1126MHz 1000MHz 1506MHz 1607MHz
boost clock 1178MHz 1216MHz 1075MHz 1683MHz 1733MHz
Vram 4GB gddr5 4GB gddr5 6GB gddr5 8GB gddr5 8GB gddr5x
Memory bus 256bit 256bit 384bit 256bit 256bit
Bandwidth 224GB/s 224GB/s 336.5GB/s 256GB/s 320GB/s
tdp 145W 165W 250W 150W 180W
2x 6pin 2x 6pin 6pin+8pin 1x 8pin 1x 8pin

Comparison of the new Pascal graphics cards with the Maxwell-based GeForce 9XX generation.

Update, 12.35: Image from Legit Reviews removed due to lack of clarity on video card usage versus whole system usage.