NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 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

36 %
71 %
97% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

70 FPS
143 FPS
72 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

58 FPS
107 FPS
49 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

45 FPS
125 FPS
81 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

47 FPS
61 FPS
14 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

47750
102988
115% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

53125
70085
31% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6046
12922
113% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1506 MHz
2321 MHz
54% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1683 MHz
2581 MHz
53% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
12 GiB
49% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
33% slightly larger memory bus width
192 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

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

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

150 W
53% significantly lower TDP
230 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

107.7 Gigapixels/s
165.2 Gigapixels/s
53% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

202 Gigatexels/s
413 Gigatexels/s
104% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

6.46 TFLOPS
13.21 TFLOPS
104% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1920
2560
33% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

120
160
33% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
Identical
64

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

67th of 531
21st of 531

Family

The product line

-
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2016
March 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 Radeon RX 6700 XT benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Radeon RX 6700 XT beats the GeForce GTX 1070 in gaming performance.

In our comparison, the Radeon RX 6700 XT 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 Radeon RX 6700 XT also has a significantly 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 Radeon RX 6700 XT has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 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 Radeon RX 6700 XT at 230 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the Radeon RX 6700 XT is better than the GeForce GTX 1070.

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