NVIDIA has presented the GeForce GTX 1080, its next generation graphics card based on the new Pascal architecture. The 3D accelerator will already be available in two days time, while the smaller GeForce GTX 1070 will follow in June. So far, little is known about the performance of the GTX 1070, although NVIDIA has meanwhile released all the specifications and also some performance details. It is, however, difficult to assess the actual performance of the GeForce GTX 1070.
VideoCardz.com has thankfully now published a 3DMark Firestrike benchmark with the GeForce GTX 1070. As the chart shows, the GeForce GTX 1070 performs slightly above the GeForce GTX Titan X. While the Titan X scored 17,396 points in the Firestrike benchmark, the GTX 1070 offers a little more performance, having scored 17,557 point. The GeForce GTX 1080 scores 21,828 points and obviously is the fastest card in the comparison.
Ultimately, the GeForce GTX 1070 provides three percent higher performance on average compared to the Titan X and fills the gap between the Titan X and the GTX 1080. The scores between the individual cards depend on calculations requirements of the benchmark. Running the Firestrike benchmark in the ultra-settingshows a difference of six percent.
The GeForce GTX 1070 was benchmarked in a test system with an Intel Core i7 6700K. One can assume the card in question was an NVIDIA sample with 1,920 shader units and a base clock of 1,506 MHz. Boost mode offers at least 1,683 MHz, NVIDIA states a maximum TDP of 150W.
NVIDIA will be releasing the GeForce GTX 1070 on 10 June, and the smaller Pascal graphics card can slip into the gap between the GTX 1080 and the Titan X. Potential buyers will have to shell out 379 US dollars for the card, while the Founders Edition will be sold for 449 US dollars.