NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

61 %
8% slightly better overall score
56 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

69 FPS
3 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
66 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

58 FPS
7 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
51 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

43 FPS
50 FPS
7 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

46 FPS
7 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
40 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

90% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

55% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

18% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

14% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,506 MHz
70% significantly higher core clock speed
885 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,683 MHz
42% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,185 MHz


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
8 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
256 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

256 GB/s
384 GB/s
49% significantly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

150 W
80 W
87% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

108 Gigapixels/s
42% slightly higher pixel rate
76 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

202 Gigatexels/s
18% slightly higher texture rate
171 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

18% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

20% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

20% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering


Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

58th of 526
68th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2016
January 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


GeForce GTX 1070 vs GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce GTX 1070 GPU is faster than the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q in gaming.

In our comparison, the GeForce GTX 1070 has a significantly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1070 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. The boost clock speed is the frequency that the GPU core can reach if the temperature is low enough. The allows for higher performance in certain scenarios.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that they both have the same amount of memory at 8 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q has a significantly lower TDP at 80 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 1070 at 150 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 GTX 1070 over the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q.


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