NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 719
$ 445
$ 273.81 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

71 %
106 %
49% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

85 FPS
149 FPS
64 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

69 FPS
78 FPS
8 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

53 FPS
112 FPS
59 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

55 FPS
60 FPS
5 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

50,088
128,321
156% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

52,434
120,183
129% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

59,088
95,490
61% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6,804
11,700
71% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,607 MHz
13% slightly higher core clock speed
1,410 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,683 MHz
1% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,665 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
Identical
8 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
Identical
256 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

256 GB/s
448 GB/s
74% significantly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

180 W
11% slightly lower TDP
200 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

108 Gigapixels/s
133 Gigapixels/s
23% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

256 Gigatexels/s
1% slightly higher texture rate
253 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

8 TFLOPS
16 TFLOPS
97% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2,432
4,864
100% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

152
Identical
152

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
80
25% slightly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

50th of 526
20th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2017
December 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti vs GeForce RTX 3060 Ti benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti beats the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti in gaming performance.

Our database shows that the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti has a slightly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery an thermals allow.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that they both have the same amount of memory at 8 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti has a slightly lower TDP at 180 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti at 200 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti over the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti.

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GPU rating

Our overall benchmark score measures CPU performance in gaming and compute scenarios.

Graphics card specifications

Core Clock speed and Boost clock speed directly influence gaming performance, typically the higher, the better. When thermals and power delivery allow, the GPU will raise its core clock to the boost clock for even more performance. A higher core clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

Memory is important for high resolutions and high resolution textures in games, if you're gaming at 4K or even 8K lots of memory is required. Too little memory may result in stuttering as the GPU tries to swap and fit everything in memory.

Memory bandwidth relates to the speed at which the GPU memory can be accessed. Higher speed is better as the graphics card won't need to wait for memory access before rendering a frame to the screen.

The memory bus width doesn't directly impact performance but, it the memory bandwidth. It measures how much data can be sent at one to and from the memory.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a GPU is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the GPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance. If you're comparing two laptop GPUs, you may take this into account when choosing between the two, since a cooler laptop generally runs faster for longer.

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