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NVIDIA states GeForce GTX 1070 specs, benchmarks

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Andreas Schilling

geforce gtx 1080NVIDIA has spilled the beans on its upcoming GeForce GTX 1070, stating all the specs and providing first official benchmarks.

As NVIDIA sates, the GP104 GPU on the GeForce GTX 1070 is configured with 1,920 shader units, exactly a third less than the GeForce GTX 1080. Apart from the shader units, the smaller card offers 120 texture units and 64 ROPs. The ROPs consist of the memory interface, which in turn is made up of 32 bit blocks. Each of these 32 bit blocks has 8 ROPs, creating a total of 64.

The shader units operate with a base clock rate of 1,506 MHz and should reach at least 1,683 MHz under load. The 8 GB of GDDR5 memory is clocked at 2,000 MHz. NVIDIA states a typical board power of 150 W - 30W less than the GeForce GTX 1080.

GeForce GTX 1070 technical specifications overview
Model NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 AMD Radeon R9 Fury NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Street Price 449 US dollars Starting from 425 euro Starting from 280 euro
Homepage www.nvidia.com www.amd.com www.nvidia.com
Technical specifications
GPU GP104 Fiji XT GM204
Manufacturing process 16 nm 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 7.2 billion 8.9 billion 5.2 billion
GPU Clock rate (Base Clock) 1,506 MHz - 1,050 MHz
GPU clock (Boost Clock) 1,683 MHz 1,000 MHz 1,178 MHz
Memory clock 2,000 MHz 500 MHz 1,750 MHz
Memory type GDDR5 HBM GDDR5
Memory size 8 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Memory interface 256 bits 4,096 bits 224 + 32 bits
Memory Bandwidth 256 GB/s 512,0 GB/s 224 GB/s
DirectX version 12 12 12
Shader units 1,920 3,584 1,664
Texture units 120 224 104
ROPs 64 64 64
Typical board power 150 W 275 W 145 W
SLI/ Crossfire SLI Crossfire SLI

Once again, the GeForce GTX 1070 will be available as a Founders Edition card directly from NVIDIA, in the reference design. The card will be available from 10 June for a price of 449 US dollars. First custom models are expected in the same time frame and ought to be a bit cheaper. Just like the GeForce GTX 1080, the GTX 1070 may require the new SLI bridges in an SLI configuration.

NVIDIA Delivers First benchmarks for GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA provides its first GeForce GTX 1070 benchmarks

Apart from revealing the tech specs, NVIDIA also had something to say on the card's performance. For VR, the GeForce GTX 1070 is said to outperform the GeForce GTX 970 by 2,5 times For Rise of the Tomb Raider will also be 1,8 times better, while The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will run 1,6 times better than on the  GeForce GTX 970. The benchmarks were created on a test system with an Intel Core i7-5960X and 16 GB DDR4 memory on a X99 motherboard.

The cooler is the same as on the GeForce GTX 1080, and the same technologies, i.e.   Simultaneous Multi Projection, Async Compute, Fast Sync, VRWORKS Audio, GPU Boost 3.0, ANSEL and HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.3/ 1.4 are naturally also supported.