NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 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

48 %
33% slightly better overall score
36 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

110 FPS
40 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
70 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

67 FPS
9 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
58 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

75 FPS
30 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
45 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

50 FPS
2 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
47 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

78091
71% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
45558
Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

70754
48% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
47750
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

60775
14% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
53125
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

7504
24% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
6046

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1365 MHz
1506 MHz
10% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1680 MHz
1683 MHz
0.18% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
8 GiB
33% slightly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
256 Bit
33% slightly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

336 GB/s
31% slightly higher memory bandwidth
256.30 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

160 W
150 W
6% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

80.64 Gigapixels/s
107.7 Gigapixels/s
33% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

201.6 Gigatexels/s
202 Gigatexels/s
0.20% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

6.45 TFLOPS
6.46 TFLOPS
0.19% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1920
Identical
1920

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

120
Identical
120

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
64
33% slightly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

41st of 533
67th of 533

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2019
June 2016

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR5

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.5

GeForce RTX 2060 vs GeForce GTX 1070 comparison

In our benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 2060 beats the GeForce GTX 1070 in gaming performance.

The GeForce GTX 1070 has a slightly 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 maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the GeForce GTX 1070 has slightly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 6 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1070 has a slightly lower TDP at 150 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 2060 at 160 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 2060 is faster than the GeForce GTX 1070.

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