NVIDIA has a high-end GeForce GTX 1080 GPU that costs $599, but dedicated gamers can opt for a cheaper sibling with a satisfying performance. The GTX 1070 costs $379 and it’s based on NVIDIA’s 16 nanometer Pascal architecture, supporting clock speeds between 1.5GHz and 1.7GHz and 8GB of GDDR5 RAM. In this article, we’ll tell you about its benchmark results, when it was tested alongside the GeForce GTX 1080, AMD R9 Fury X and AMD Radeon RX.
Guys at Engadget have played three games: Witcher 3, Hitman and Doom and on the 4K front, the GeForce GTX 1070 was almost as capable as the R9 Fury X, and when playing Hitman, it had a 13 fps performance drop. In Doom, it reached 48 fps to 55 fps, which is pretty awesome, considering that the AMD Radeon RX 480 has reached only 35 fps.
Testers have settled the gaming resolution on 1440p instead of 60 fps 4K and they’ve played also Overwatch, noticing that the frame rates were pretty high, reaching 60 fps with ultra settings. The worst performance was offered by the AMD Radeon RX 480.
If the ADM RX 480 didn’t have any problems with virtual reality, this means that the GTX 1070 will have a better performance. Even when playing Dogfighting in Eve: Valkyrie, which allows gamers to play with virtual reality headset technology, the GTX 1070 performed very well. However, when testing the GTX 1080 with VR, the performance was similar.
The GTX 1070 was officially released on June 10, with an affordable price of $379, but since then, AMD has brought the $200 RX 480, and NVIDIA has launched the weaker $249 GTX 1060. Engadget has concluded that GTX 1070 is a better option than the RX 480 and 1060 when playing games at 1440p, but compared to the GTX 1080, it’s much weaker.
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