NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Performance and Overclocked Results Unveiled – Power Consumption on Par With GTX 960, Cruises Past The Titan X

The Titan X killer has arrived and from the same company who created the GM200 based graphics card. We are talking about none other than the GeForce GTX 1070 whose gaming performance results have been unveiled by technology site Clubic who have published a detailed review of the graphics card. We know from our last article that the GeForce GTX 1070 reviews will be published tomorrow.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 is the most competitive graphics card launch from NVIDIA since GTX 970.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Is The True Titan X Killer - $379 US Starting Price For The Custom Models

One thing you will notice as you navigate through the benchmarks and performance results is that the GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition (the card reviewed) was faster than the GeForce GTX Titan X in almost all cases. The GeForce GTX 1070 results show that the GeForce GTX Titan X and GeForce GTX 980 Ti at their current price will soon be a thing of the past as the GTX 1070 will be able to offer much better performance at better price points ($379 US and Plus).

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 looks like a perfect choice for users who would want to upgrade from a GeForce GTX 970 or GTX 980 graphics card while those who currently own a GeForce GTX 980 Ti or Titan X graphics card can get one of the non-reference GeForce GTX 1080 models that can offer up to 30% better performance than its predecessors based on the GM200 GPU core. Before we head over to the GeForce GTX 1070 gaming results, we want to show a single slide from Clubic that shows the massive efficiency improvements the 1070 brings to the GPU landscape:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Reference Model has the same power consumption as the GTX 960. (Image Credits: Clubic)

As you can see for yourselves, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 is not only faster than the GeForce GTX Titan X but it does so with much lower power consumption. A GeForce GTX 960 system sips 227W of power on max and 61 W at idle load. A GeForce GTX 1070 system sips in 224W at maximum gaming and 61W at idle load. The GM200 based cards consumed over 120W more power on the same system configuration but the GeForce GTX 1070 is really a class apart.

Since this is the reference edition, we will be looking at higher power consumption on the factory overclocked variants which will be available with the Founders Edition on 10th June but it would still be a lot less than 28nm Maxwell based products.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Specifications - GP104 Designed For The Most Competitive Graphics Card

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 features the GP104 GPU (GP104-200-A1) core which comprises of 1920 CUDA cores. The configuration on the GeForce GTX 1070 comprises of 120 texture mapping units and 64 ROPs. The Pascal FinFET architecture allows significant increase in clock frequency. The GeForce GTX 1070 is clocked at 1506 MHz base anad 1683 MHz boost clock.

The GTX 1070 would feature the same potential of overclocking as the GTX 1080 (or better) since it has more TDP headroom compared to its bigger brother. In the case of 1070, we are looking at a 150W TDP compared to 180W on the GTX 1080.

The chip features 8 GB of GDDR5 memory featured across a 256-bit bus and clocked at 8 GB/s. This leads to a total bandwidth of 256 GB/s. The reason for using GDDR5 memory is to offer a more competitive variant that doesn’t skims down on VRAM while keeping the price relatively low.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 features just 150W TDP. Coupled with a very smooth power delivery system to avoid leakage, the chip is one of the most efficient GPU architecture ever designed for gamers. The display out puts for the card include Display Port 1.4 (4K @ 120 Hz), HDMI 2.0b (4K @ 60 Hz) and DL-DVI which means that it is capable to support all next-gen displays with new standards. Power is fed through a single 8-Pin PCIe power connector.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Performance and Overclocked Results:

You can see the performance results of the GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card below. The graphics card has been compared to several other cards in various titles at 1080P, 1440P and 2160P resolutions. Most of the high-end cards used were reference variants so it's a fair comparison since the GTX 1070 is also a reference model that NVIDIA is asking a premium price for ($449 US). The custom models will boast even better performance at low prices as seen in the case of the GeForce GTX 1080.

NVIDIA GTX 1070 (3DMark/Ashes/Batman:AK/Battlefield 4/Bioshock Infinite) In-Order:


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Performance Results. (Image Credits: Clubic)

NVIDIA GTX 1070 (Dirt Rally/Hitman/Rise of Tomb Raider/Division/Unigine) In-Order:

GTX 1070 Dirt Rally
GTX 1070 Hitman 2016
GTX 1070 Rise of The Tomb Raider
GTX 1070 The Division
GTX 1070 Unigine Heaven

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Performance Results. (Image Credits: Clubic)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Overclocked Performance Results:

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 allowed Clubic to get a 2075 MHz clock speed out of their card with a 112% power target. This is said to be the maximum power target available on the Founders Edition and memory clocked 50 MHz higher. This led to some nice gains which can be seen in the charts below:

NVIDIA GTX 1070 Overclocked (3DMark/Ashes/Division) In-Order:


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Overclocked Performance Results. (Image Credits: Clubic)

The GeForce GTX 1070 custom models will be starting at a retail price of $379 US while the Founders Edition will be available to purchase at $449 US. We have already listed down several custom models of the GTX 1080 graphics card which you can see here. Most companies will share the same cooling systems with the GeForce GTX 1070 which will be something to look forward to.

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