NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 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

62 %
116 %
87% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

69 FPS
160 FPS
90 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

58 FPS
85 FPS
27 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

44 FPS
120 FPS
76 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

47 FPS
68 FPS
21 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

45,558
149,734
228% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

47,750
135,064
182% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

53,125
99,979
88% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6,047
13,651
125% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,506 MHz
0% slightly higher core clock speed
1,500 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,683 MHz
1,725 MHz
2% slightly higher boost clock speed

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

150 W
46% significantly lower TDP
220 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

108 Gigapixels/s
166 Gigapixels/s
53% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

202 Gigatexels/s
317 Gigatexels/s
57% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

6 TFLOPS
20 TFLOPS
214% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,920
5,888
206% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

120
184
53% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
96
49% significantly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

57th of 526
17th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2016
September 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

4.5
4.6

GeForce GTX 1070 vs GeForce RTX 3070 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 3070 beats the GeForce GTX 1070 in gaming performance.

Our database shows that 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. Despite this, the GeForce RTX 3070 has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and 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 has a significantly lower TDP at 150 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3070 at 220 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 3070 over the GeForce GTX 1070.

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