The new GeForce GTX 1070 could possibly be one of the most successful or popular graphics card released this year. It’s the successor of the popular GTX 970, however the GTX 1070 could be considered as a high end graphics card since its performance is already on par or even faster than the GTX 980ti and TITAN X. NVIDIA announced that its Founders Edition would retail for $449, while the non-reference cards will retail for $379.
Unfortunately, at this point in time, it seems that prices are higher than expected. I have listed below all or most of the known GeForce GTX 1070 released on the market. The list will help you compare the different specs (specially the clock speeds) and find out which is the fastest or best GeForce GTX 1070 around. Admittedly, this list may not be complete as it lacks actual benchmark scores. I may be able to add more data soon once these cards get reviewed. Anyway, go ahead and check them below.
UPDATE: The newer and faster GeForce RTX 2070 graphics cards are now available. Check out our RTX 2070 Comparison here.
GeForce GTX 1070 Specifications Comparison
I will not be including the common specs of all the GeForce GTX 1070 on the table below. Usually these GTX 1070 variants from Asus, MSI, EVGA, Zotac, Gigabyte and other companies come with varying clock speeds; obviously the cooler shroud and design are different from one another; and some GTX 1070s may come with special features not present on other variants of GTX 1070. Some of these special features are dual BIOS, RGB lighting, special fan headers, fan control and more.
The GeForce GTX 1070 is based on the new 16nm FinFET process and features NVIDIA’s new Pascal architecture. It’s faster and significantly more power efficient compared to the previous Maxwell architecture. The GTX 1070 is also a trimmed down version of the GTX 1080; the die is the same with the GTX 1080 but with some cores disabled; and uses GDDR5 instead of GDDR5X.
The GeForce GTX 1070 has 1920 CUDA cores, 8GB of GDDR5 memory with 256 GB/s memory bandwidth and 256-bit of memory interface. It comes with output connectors such as DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, and Dual-Link-DVI; supports multi-monitor display and HDCP 2.2. They also require at least a 500W power supply and a single 8-pin PCI power connector. However some GTX 1070 requires a 6+8 pin (or even an 8+8 pin), and power draw varies from one model to another.
All GTX 1070 graphics cards also features NVIDIA’s latest technology: Multi-projection, VR Ready, NVIDIA Ansel, NVIDIA SLI supporting SLI High Bandwidth Bridge, G-Sync, GameStream, GPU Boost 3.0, DirectX 12 API with level 12_1, Vulkan API, OpenGL 4.5, and PCIe 3.0.
The GeForce GTX 1070 may be an overkill for 1080p gaming, but it’s definitely a sweet spot for 1440p gaming resolution. It can also handle games at 2160p (4K resolution), but you may want to adjust the graphics settings and lower them to achieve smoother and more frames per second.
Listed below are the different GeForce GTX 1070s available on the market. Initially the list is sorted according to the graphics card’s name, but you can sort it according to clock speeds (and etc).
Also, there are some GTX 1070 that comes with two clock speed modes. Like from Asus and MSI, they have a so-called gaming mode and OC mode. I will place the gaming mode first followed by the OC mode inside a parenthesis, since the gaming mode is usually their default setting and the speed you get right out of the box.
GeForce GTX 1070 Specs Compared
|Photo||Model||Base Clock (MHz)||Boost Clock (MHz)||Memory Clock (MHz)||Cooler Type||Power Connectors||Length||Width||Availa-|
|Asus GTX 1070 Dual 8G||1506 (1531)||1683 (1721)||8008||Dual Fan||1x 8-pin||9.53"||2-slot||B&H|
|Asus GTX 1070 Dual OC 8G||1582 (1607)||1771 (1797)||8008||Dual Fan||1x 8-pin||9.45"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|Asus Strix GTX 1070 Gaming||1506 (1531)||1683 (1721)||8008||DirectCU III triple fan||1x 8-pin||11.73"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|Asus Strix GTX 1070 OC Gaming||1632 (1657)||1835 (1860)||8000||DirectCU III triple fan||1x 8-pin||11.73"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Turbo||1506||1683||8000||Blower Type||1x 8-pin||10.5"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|EVGA GTX 1070 ACX 3.0||1506||1683||8008||ACX 3.0||1x 8-pin||10.5"||2-slot|
|EVGA GTX 1070 Gaming ACX 3.0 Black Ed||1506||1683||8008||ACX 3.0||1x 8-pin||10.5"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|EVGA GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Black Ed||1594||1784||8008||ACX 3.0||1x 8-pin||10.5"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|EVGA GTX 1070 FTW DT Gaming ACX 3.0||1506||1683||8008||ACX 3.0||2x 8-pin||10.5"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|EVGA GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0||1607||1797||8008||ACX 3.0||2x 8-pin||10.5"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|EVGA GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0||1594||1784||8008||ACX 3.0||1x 8-pin||10.5"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|EVGA GTX 1070 FTW HYBRID GAMING||1607||1797||8008||Hybrid AIO Liquid||2x 8-pin||10.5"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|Gainward GTX 1070 Phoenix||1506||1683||8000||Phoenix dual fan||1x 8-pin||11.22"||2.5-slot||Amazon UK|
|Gainward GTX 1070 Phoenix GLH||1670||1873||8500||Phoenix dual fan||1x 8-pin||11.22"||2.5-slot||Amazon UK|
|Gainward GTX 1070 Phoenix GS||1632||1835||8000||Phoenix dual fan||1x 8-pin||11.22"||2.5-slot||Amazon UK|
|Galax GTX 1070 EX||1518||1708||8000||Dual fan with LED||6-pin + 8-pin||11.65"||2-slot|
|Galax GTX 1070 EXOC||1594||1784||8000||Dual fan with LED||6-pin + 8-pin||???||2-slot||Amazon UK|
|Galax GTX 1070 EXOC-SNPR Black||1594||1784||8000||Dual fan||6-pin + 8-pin||14.61"||2-slot|
|Galax GTX 1070 EXOC-SNPR White||1594||1784||8000||Dual fan with LED||6-pin + 8-pin||14.61"||2-slot|
|Galax GTX 1070 HOF||1620||1822||8000||TriMax Cooler||2x 8-pin||13"||2.5-slot||eBay.com|
|Galax GTX 1070 HOF Limited Edition||1657||1860||8000||TriMax Cooler||6-pin + 8-pin||13"||2.5-slot|
|Galax GTX 1070 Virtual Edition||1506||1683||8000||Blower type||1x 8-pin||???||2-slot||Amazon UK|
|Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming||1594 (1620)||1784 (1822)||8008||Windforce 3X||1x 8-pin||11.26"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|Gigabyte GTX 1070 Windforce OC||1556 (1582)||1746 (1771)||8008||Windforce||1x 8-pin||11.22"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC||(1531 (1556)||1721 (1746)||8008||Single Fan||1x 8-pin||6.6"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|Gigabyte GTX 1070 Xtreme||1670 (1695)||1873 (1898)||8168 (8316)||Windforce 3X||6-pin + 8-pin||11.3"||2.5-slot||eBay.com|
|Inno3D GTX 1070 TWIN X2||1506||1683||8000||HerculeZ||1x 8-pin||10.47"||2-slot||Amazon UK|
|Inno3D iChill GTX 1070 X3 Edition||1620||1822||8200||iChiLL X3 APCS (3 fans)||6-pin + 8-pin||11.90"||2.5-slot||Amazon UK|
|Inno3D iChill GTX 1070 X4 Edition||1620||1822||8200||iChiLL X4 APCS (3+1 fans)||6-pin + 8-pin||11.90"||2.5-slot||Amazon UK|
|MSI GTX 1070 Aero 8G||1506||1683||8008||Aero (blower type)||1x 8-pin||10.59"||2-slot||eBay.com|
|MSI GTX 1070 Aero 8G OC||1531||1721||8008||Aero (blower type)||1x 8-pin||10.59"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|MSI GTX 1070 Armor 8G||1506||1683||8008||Armor dual fan||1x 8-pin||10.98"||2-slot||eBay.com|
|MSI GTX 1070 Armor 8G OC||1556||1746||8008||Armor dual fan||1x 8-pin||10.98"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|MSI GTX 1070 GAMING 8G||1518 (1531)||1708 (1721)||8008||Twin Frozr VI||6-pin + 8-pin||10.98"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G||1582 (1607)||1771 (1797)||8108||Twin Frozr VI||6-pin + 8-pin||10.98"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|MSI GTX 1070 GAMING Z 8G||1632 (1657)||1835 (1860)||8108||Twin Frozr VI||6-pin + 8-pin||10.98"||2-slot||Amazon UK|
|MSI GTX 1070 Quick Silver||1518 (1531)||1708 (1721)||8008||TWIN FROZR VI||6-pin + 8-pin||10.98"||2-slot|
|MSI GTX 1070 Quick Silver OC||1582 (1607)||1771 (1797)||8008 (8108)||TWIN FROZR VI||6-pin + 8-pin||10.98"||2-slot|
|MSI GTX 1070 SEA HAWK||1518 (1531)||1708 (1721)||8008||Corsair AIO Liquid||1x 8-pin||10.63"||2-slot||eBay.com|
|MSI GTX 1070 Sea Hawk X||1582 (1607)||1771 (1797)||8108||Corsair AIO Liquid||1x 8-pin||10.63"||2-slot||Amazon UK|
|MSI GTX 1070 SEA HAWK EK X||1582 (1607)||1771 (1797)||8010 (8108)||EK Waterblock||6-pin + 8-pin||10.98"||2-slot||eBay.com|
|NVIDIA GTX 1070 Founders Edition||1506||1683||8000||Blower Type||1x 8-pin||10.5"||2-slot||Amazon UK|
|Palit GTX 1070 GameRock||1556||1746||8000||GameRock dual fan||1x 8-pin||11.22"||2.5-slot||Amazon UK|
|Palit GTX 1070 GameRock Premium||1670||1873||8500||GameRock dual fan||1x 8-pin||11.22"||2.5-slot||eBay.com|
|Palit GTX 1070 JetStream||1506||1683||8000||JetStream dual fan||1x 8-pin||11.22"||2.5-slot||Amazon UK|
|Palit GTX 1070 Super JetStream||1632||1835||8000||JetStream dual fan||1x 8-pin||11.22"||2.5-slot||Amazon UK|
|PNY GTX 1070 XLR8 OC Gaming||1607||1797||8000||Triple fan||1x 8-pin||11.80"||2-slot||Amazon.com|
|Zotac GTX 1070 AMP||1607||1797||8000||Icestorm dual fan||2x 8-pin||11.81"||2-slot||B&H|
|Zotac GTX 1070 AMP Extreme||1632||1835||8208||Icestorm triple fan||2x 8-pin||12.80"||2.5-slot||Amazon.com|
Note: If there’s a GTX 1070 not included in the comparison list above, hit the comment section below and we’ll add it.
Okay, based on the GTX 1070 comparison table above, the GTX 1070 with the highest clock speed right out of the box are the Palit GTX 1070 GameRock Premium and Gainward GTX 1070 Phoenix GLH (“Goes Like Hell”). Both cards are followed by the Zotac GTX 1070 AMP Extreme, however note that the Asus STRIX GTX 1070 has a higher clock speed when OC mode is enabled. We are just talking about presets here and not manual overclock. Manual OC is a different story and would depend on many factors.
My question now is does a GTX 1070 non-reference graphics card need a 6+8-pin or even 2x 8-pin power connector? Wouldn’t it be too much? Or does it mean that these cards have better overclocking potential compared to graphics card with only a single 8-pin power connector? Probably yes, probably no. We haven’t tested yet.
Update: Well, most of the GTX 1070 cards have similar performance in real world, and overclocks just the same. Some have a really high clock speeds out of the box, but that doesn’t translate into a “significant” performance difference between a GTX 1070 with a reference clock speeds. When it comes to overclocking, even the GTX 1070 Founders Edition with a single 8-pin power connector can achieve 2GHz+ overclock with GPU Boost 3.0. However, some graphics card may require additional power due to its cosmetics (LEDs, additional fans etc). My tip is, get the GTX 1070 based on price, aesthetics, warranty or aftermarket support and according to your preference. You also have to consider the chassis or case that you are using and the internal cooling it has. Probably your chassis is (too) small for this X model of GTX 1070, or you may want to consider a blower type if your chassis doesn’t have a good air flow/ventilation. Don’t worry about the performance because they perform similarly. By the way, here’s our review of the Zotac GTX 1070 AMP Extreme, the biggest GTX 1070 with a badass cooler. Not for everyone though.
So, are you planning to buy a GTX 1070 when it arrives at your local stores? Or going for GTX 1080/1080 Ti instead? Perhaps you’re waiting for AMD’s RX 480 and Vega 10?
Also, check out our GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics Cards Compared in case you want something more budget friendly for 1080p gaming. For those who demands the fastest, check out our GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Compared and GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card Compared here.