Nvidia releases GeForce GTX 1070 specifications

By Scorpus ยท 46 replies
May 17, 2016
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  1. Most of the attention in the graphics card space is focused on the GTX 1080 right now, with benchmarks revealing an extremely powerful card at a reasonable price point. But not everyone has $600+ to spend, which is why many people are eyeing off the GeForce GTX 1070 instead.

    Ahead of the launch in just under a month's time, Nvidia has released the specifications of the GTX 1070. As expected, the graphics card features a cut down GP104 GPU, featuring 1,920 CUDA cores (down from 2,560 on the GTX 1080) along with 120 TMUs and 64 ROPs. Boost clock speeds have also decreased, down to 1,600 MHz from 1,733 MHz.

    The memory system sees 8 GB of standard GDDR5 connected through a 256-bit bus. Nvidia has also confirmed the card's TDP, which sits at 150W, as well as its array of connectors: three DisplayPort 1.4 ports, a single HDMI 2.0b port, and a connector for the company's new SLI HB bridge.

    The GTX 1070 will become available on June 10th for $449 as a Founders Edition card, with board partners set to release customized designs at a lower MSRP of $379 a few weeks later. Nvidia claims this card will slightly outperform the GeForce GTX Titan X.

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  2. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Addict Posts: 298   +127

    Don't know about beating a TitanX or 980ti in every test. That's a 20% cut on the cores plus slower clocks and memory. Looks like it'll be about 30% slower than the 1080 overall, and put it in line with the 980ti. Still 980ti performance for $370 isn't bad, but the 1080 actually looks more attractive now.
  3. DaddyO

    DaddyO TS Rookie

    It will beat all previous cards including the TitanX you know why? Cuz Pascal.
    hahahanoobs likes this.
  4. DaddyO

    DaddyO TS Rookie

    Meant to add I will still be ponying up for the 1080 though. GDDR5X clocked at 10GHz is nom nom nom!
  5. joefulford

    joefulford TS Enthusiast

    You know... I was waiting and really excited for the 1070 spec release. I thought it wasn't going to be far behind the 1080 but it's not as impressive anymore. Nvidia have also held back on lots of potential development they could have added on the 1080, why are they holding back on adding more cores? It's running about 600 or so less than the titan, slower bus speeds as well. If they add these back next year then the card will be insane.

    I think they're just holding back so they can keep adding smaller bits year on year to really get their moneys worth of new cards. But the potential for the new finfet and card design could have been so much more, but then they'd have no headroom. If they took full advantage, I honestly believe this card would be 2x even up to 3.5x more powerful than the Titan X. Makes me wonder I should wait untill next year for more refinement or jump straight in now?
  6. cartera

    cartera TS Evangelist Posts: 371   +116

    If you had no real competition wouldn't you do the same?
  7. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,193   +738

    And it continues....

    Anyways, this card will be yet ANOTHER game changer coming right after the GTX 970, and will give the PC gaming industry another boost. I'll be getting my GTX 1070 some time before Battlefield 1 drops. Gamers asked for a boost in 4K gaming and boy did we get it. Before the Pascal leaks, NO ONE saw this coming.

    I can't believe a GTX 1080 is upwards of 100% faster than a GTX 980 and up to 60% faster than a Fury X when overclocked, and without water and HBM! I still think it's a dream...
    Last edited: May 18, 2016
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  8. Experimentongod

    Experimentongod TS Maniac Posts: 277   +113

    If we're to believe Nvidia's CEO's claim, the 1070 will be "faster than a TITAN X":


    According to benchmarks, the GTX 1080 is ~22% faster than a TITAN X, so the GTX 1070 performance should be no more than 20% slower than the GTX 1080's and fall somewhere in between the TITAN X and GTX 1080, which is REALLY good.

    The GTX 1080 will be priced at 789EUR in Europe, that's $890 alright. I expect the 1070 to retail for 400-420EUR with all the price gouging going on. Once Nvidia reveals their next free game promotion I will be grabbing a 1070 (I expect the free game to be DOOM, although they usually do unreleased Ubisoft games).
    Last edited: May 18, 2016
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  9. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Evangelist Posts: 370   +247

    Anybody got a guess price the 980 will be in a month or two?
  10. Yes...wet dream!! :D :D
    I couldn't resist, you set that up perfectly! ;) ahhh...to be young again! :p
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  11. HardReset

    HardReset TS Guru Posts: 569   +208

    Everyone saw this coming after 20nm parts were cancelled.
  12. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,193   +738

    The performance? Source please?
  13. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,084   +1,104

    You expected nvidia to bring out it's golden goose right out of the gate, after both kepler and maxwell?

    EVERYBODY knows that the 1080ti is in the wings somewhere. Nvidia will release it most likely after vega comes out, or when HBM2 is in good supply.
  14. HardReset

    HardReset TS Guru Posts: 569   +208

    Source for what? That "under 20nm part" would perform better than 28nm part??
  15. joefulford

    joefulford TS Enthusiast

    I feel the 1080ti is going to be incredible. However, I'll probably upgrade to the 1070 seeming as I'm on a 770 at the moment. I'm starting to lag behind on a lot of games so may have to make the jump now.
  16. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,193   +738

    I wasn't born yesterday. Read my original coment again...
  17. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,193   +738

  18. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,854   +652

    This guy is just trolling you, don't waste your time on him, he doesn't read properly/chooses to read things in a completely different manner.
  19. HardReset

    HardReset TS Guru Posts: 569   +208


    How is this card game changer? How GTX970 was game changer (exept it was falsely advertized as 4GB card and does still not support async shaders)? How this will give industry another boost (as probably Nvidia has not many units to sell, so Polaris is going to give much bigger boost)? No one saw WHAT coming?

    Because you don't have nothing to say, you try to explain other member is troll. This is very old trick, so you better just STFU.
  20. HardReset

    HardReset TS Guru Posts: 569   +208

    Provide proof that I have nothing constructive to say.
  21. HardReset

    HardReset TS Guru Posts: 569   +208

    Try to figure out something new. I saw this "claim somebody is trolling and do not provide any proof for that" -trick first time during last century.
  22. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 2,556   +1,200

    So far, (AFAIK) no one has published any DP compute specs. I really want to see those...
  23. knight0334

    knight0334 TS Rookie

    Meh... My GTX960 does what I need it to do for <$200. lol
  24. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,267   +1,029

    Ok, fine, lets have it your way, this card isn't a game changer, can you please point me in the direction of a "game changing" card?

    Edit: the 970 wasn't even close to a "game changer" it was just a good value card, it didn't push any technical boundary's what so ever...
    Last edited: May 19, 2016
  25. HardReset

    HardReset TS Guru Posts: 569   +208

    Polaris 10 perhaps? To be seen of course. This is way too expensive to be game changer.

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