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

61 %
121 %
98% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

69 FPS
140 FPS
71 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

43 FPS
122 FPS
79 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

46 FPS
60 FPS
14 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

47,750
102,988
115% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

53,125
70,085
31% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6,047
12,827
112% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,506 MHz
2,321 MHz
54% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,683 MHz
2,581 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 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

108 Gigapixels/s
165 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 TFLOPS
13 TFLOPS
104% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,920
2,560
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

57th of 526
14th of 526

Family

The product line

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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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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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