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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Specifications Revealed

Today the NDA for the new GTX 1080 has lifted and we have seen the first wave of GTX 1080 reviews. There is no doubt that the GTX 1080 is the new king and shines specially in 1440p and 4K gaming. Aside from the GTX 1080 reviews, the specifications of its little brother, the GeForce GTX 1070 was also revealed. Basically, the GeForce GTX 1070 is a trimmed down version of the GTX 1080 also featuring the latest technology based on Pascal architecture, but could still possibly be on par or faster than the GTX 980 Ti and TITAN X.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Specifications
UPDATE: Base and boost clock speeds updated and confirmed.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Specifications Revealed

Like the GTX 1080, the GeForce GTX 1070 is also based on the new GP104 Pascal silicon, utilizing the 16nm FinFet process. The GPU features 7.2 billion transistors and dubbed as GP104-200-A1 ASIC. It has 1920 CUDA Cores, 15 out of 20 streaming multiprocessors enabled on the GP104 silicon. It will also have 64 ROPs and 120 TMUs.

The GeForce GTX 1070 will also have an 8GB of memory, but it will be using GDDR5 running on a 256-bit memory interface, instead of the faster GDDR5X used on the GTX 1080. It will have a 6.75 TFLOPs single-precision floating point performance and a maximum GPU boost frequency of 1600MHz.

It will also use a single 8-pin PCIe power connector and only has 150W of TDP. But expect that AIB partners with their customized GTX 1070 versions will most likely feature an 8+6pin power connector. For display outputs the GTX 1070 has 2x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0b. It also supports the new 2-way SLI HB bridge support.

By the way regarding SLI, NVIDIA is actually discouraging the 3 and 4-way SLI configuration. They recommend that the new GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 be used up to 2-way SLI configuration only. BUT this does not mean that the new graphics card is not capable of 3/4-way SLI. It is still capable but you will need a special code/script to unlock this feature. You can watch the video below after this article for more details.

GeForce GTX 1070 Specifications Comparison

SpecificationsGTX 1080GTX 1070GTX 980 TiGTX 980GTX 970
GPU ArchitecturePascalPascalMaxwellMaxwellMaxwell
Process16nm16nm28nm28nm28nm
Transistors7.2 Billion7.2 Billion 8.0 Billion5.2 Billion5.2 Billion
TMUs160120176128104
ROPs6464966456
CUDA Cores25601920 2816 2048 1664
Base clock speed1607MHz 1506MHz1000MHz 1139MHz 1050 MHz
Boost clock speed1733MHz 1683MHz1076MHz 1240Mhz 1178 MHz
VRAM TypeGDDR5X GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 
VRAM Capacity8GB 8GB 6GB4GB 4GB
Memory Speed10Gbps 8Gbps7 Gbps7 Gbps 7 Gbps 
Memory Bus Size256-bit 256-bit 384-bit 256-bit 256-bit 
Memory Bandwidth320 GB/s 256 GB/s336.5 GB/s 224 GB/s 224 GB/s
TDP180W 150W 250W 165W 145W
Power Connection8 pin8 pin8+6 pin6+6 pin6+6pin

GeForce GTX 1070 Price and Release Date

The new GeForce GTX 1070 will have a suggested retail price of $379 USD and $449 for the GTX 1070 Founders Edition. The card is expected to hit store shelves this coming June 10, 2016. NVIDIA is also hoping that this card would be the go-to card for summer 2016 PC upgrades. Will the new GeForce GTX 1070 be the new king of mid-range graphics cards? Most probably it will…

NVIDIA GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Can Do 3/4-way SLI

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Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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