While Nvidia has been celebrating the launch of their latest GPU, the GTX 1080 (Which is still freaking sold out everywhere), the company has also been preparing another launch. Set to hit the stores as soon as June 10, 2016, comes the second Pascal based GPU, the GTX 1070. Bearing several slight changes from the GTX 1080, such as 1 graphic processing cluster, 15 streaming multiprocessors, 1,920 Cuda processing cores, 120 texture units, a slower base clock of 1,506Mhz and finally and perhaps the biggest difference is that the GTX 1070 uses 8GB of GDDR5 compared to the 8GB of GDDR5X that is used in the GTX 1080.
While there are several difernces in spec, the card will also come in at a lower price, starting at $379 USD, a $300 difference. But that’s not kicker here folks. Nvidia claims that the GTX 1070 will also run fast and outperform both the GTX 980 Ti (which I currently own) and the GTX Titan X, which was once the top of the graphics card pile until the release of the GTX 1080. However, it seems Nvidia’s claims were unfounded as several reviews and benchmarks have been released that backup those claims. Many of which show that the GTX 1070 is only more powerful that the GTX 980 Ti and GTX Titan, but also show that the GTX 1070 isn’t that far behind its big brother, the GTX 1080.
Things are starting to get interesting in the Nvidia camp, that’s for sure. In fact, it reminds me a lot of when the GTX 980 and GTX 970 were released, with the GTX 970 catching up to the more expensive card and performing almost as well as the GTX 980. And while the cards won’t be available until June 10, 2016, below are several sites and YouTube channels that have now released their reviews and benchmarks, now that the NDA has been dropped. Are you upgrading to a new Nvidia video card? If so, which card has your eye? Let us know in the comments below.
GTX 1070 Reviews and Benchmarks
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