Nvidia surprised us all when it introduced the GTX 1070, a card that can beat the Titan X at a very affordable price of $379. Enthusiasts can get the sleeker Founder’s Edition of the card at $449. And stGTill, the GTX 1070 will be a great deal for those who cannot fork out $599 for the GTX 1080 flagship GPU.

While the GeForce GTX 1070 is releasing on 10th June, Nvidia has already released the specs of the card. This has given us a chance to compare the GTX 1080 vs. GTX 1070 and see where the actual difference lies.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 vs. GTX 1070 (vs. GTX 970 vs. GTX 770) Specs Comparison

nvidia gtx 1080 vs gtx 1070

The GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 use GP104 GPU that uses the Pascal architecture, and the cards are made from the 16nm FinFET manufacturing process. As compared to this, the older GTX 970 and GTX 770 use GM204 with 28nm process. The new 16nm process is more efficient and allows the manufacturer to pack more components in the GPU while eating less space. The GTX 970 came with a 398mm-squared die consisting of 5.2 billion transistors, but Nvidia has now packed 7.2 billion transistors in a 314mm-squared die in the GTX 1080 and 1070.

Talking about the GTX 1070, it has minor downgrades but comes with the same Pascal architecture like the 1080. The GTX 1080 has got 20 streaming multiprocessors with 2,560 CUDA cores, and its core clocks at 1,607MHz normally with an average boost speed of 1,733MHz. The GTX 1070 gets 15 streaming microprocessors with 1,920 CUDA cores, and the core clock is tuned at 1,506MHz with average boost speed of 1,683MHz.

The GTX 1080 comes with GDDR5X memory that clocks a data rate of 10gbps, which is 3gbps more than the older GDDR5. Also, the card comes with 256-bit bus, 8GB memory clocked at 1,250MHz. It delivers a floating point performance of 8.9 TFLOPS and memory bandwidth of 320GB/s. In comparison, the GTX 1070 gets 8GB of memory, though it’s the older GDDR5 memory that has been clocked-up at 2,000MHz and gives out 256GB/s of bandwidth and 6.46 TFLOPS of floating point performance.

Even though the GTX 1080 is insanely faster than any previous generation cards, the cheaper GTX 1070 is no less a beast. The 1070 easily beats the older cards, including the Titan X, by a considerable margin. So yes, the GTX 1070 is totally worth the money spent.

Got any thoughts? Leave your comments below.

  • David Galbraith

    At first they said $600 now it’s $700. Thought for once I’d be able to have something top of the line. Now it’s just above my pricerange which I was already stretching.

    • MichaelH0118

      If you’d paid any attention to the announcement at all, you’d know that the founders edition card (reference design, manufactured and sold directly by NVIDIA) has an MSRP of $699, while non-reference board partner cards start at $599.