NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop 4 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 %
41% slightly better overall score
43 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

69 FPS
10 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
59 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

58 FPS
27 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
31 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

43 FPS
1 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
42 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

46 FPS
23 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
24 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

45,558
58,544
28% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

47,750
55,123
15% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

53,125
12% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
47,251

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,506 MHz
21% slightly higher core clock speed
1,238 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,683 MHz
12% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,500 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
100% significantly more memory
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
100% significantly larger memory bus width
128 Bit

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

58th of 526
88th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2016
May 2021

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

4.5
4.6

GeForce GTX 1070 vs GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce GTX 1070 GPU is faster than the GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop in gaming.

The GeForce GTX 1070 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 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 the GeForce GTX 1070 has significantly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 4 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce GTX 1070 is better than the GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop.

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