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GTX 1070 benchmarks leak, pulls ahead of the Titan X and GTX 980Ti

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GTX 1070 benchmarks leak

The GTX 1080 might be stealing all the headlines for now with its impressive benchmark and real-world performance, but there’s a very big reason as to why the GTX 1070 isn’t out this week. Last generation the GTX 970 practically killed the GTX 980 out the gate, offering a much better price per performance ration that catapulted it into the hearts of PC gamers. If these benchmarks are anything to go by, the GTX 1070 is gearing to do the exact same thing.

It must be explicitly said, however, that these are just leaked benchmarks that Videocardz have somehow managed to run, so there’s a lot to be said about whether they can be replicated come June 10th. What they do show though is a clear message – that the GTX 1070 is in fact faster than both the Titan X and GTX 980Ti. The two fastest cards pre-Pascal are seemingly being made redundant, especially when you consider all the other benefits that Pascal brings to the table over performance gains.

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They’re a lot smaller than the 1080, and Videocardz does mention that the Founder’s Edition suffers from the same power and heating limitations as before. These synthetic tests aren’t always indicative of real-world performance too, but I suspect that will only mean that the gap will widen when real games are thrown into the mix. The GTX 1070 also managed to overclock beyond 2GHz on its core clock, as well a increase its memory bandwidth by 32GB/s with a bit of tweaking.

It’s not enough to stand up to the superior GDDR5X memory in the GTX 1080, but it does mean that the 8GB present will be faster than what the 980Ti and Titan X can produce. And all of this becomes nearly laughable when you consider the price, with the GTX 1070 aiming to retail for $380 with third-parties, and for $449 for the Founder’s Edition. That makes it less than half the price of a Titan X, and close to that when compared to the 980Ti.

So yes, the GTX 1070 is certainly looking like the more important Pascal card coming out over the next few weeks, and it’s certainly the one that will be scrutinised the most for upgrade viability. It’s out on June 10th, while the GTX 1080 launches this Friday.

Last Updated: May 25, 2016

67 Comments

  1. Impressive.

    I’ll wait to see what #TeamRed have up their sleeve and then make a choice.

    But I will be getting a new card this year

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    • Pariah

      May 25, 2016 at 08:07

      I want a new card this year. XD

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Protector

        May 25, 2016 at 08:08

        You can buy my old one

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 25, 2016 at 08:08

          2nd hand. We’ve had this discussion already. XD

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          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 25, 2016 at 08:17

            One day you will bite.

            Besides, you can boast that something the Admiral used extensively is actually INSIDE your PC

          • Pariah

            May 25, 2016 at 08:18

            That’d just make me want to burn my PC…

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 25, 2016 at 08:21

            You say this now, but you’ll come around

          • Pariah

            May 25, 2016 at 08:21

            Yes, one day when I am committed to the local mental asylum.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 25, 2016 at 08:58

      Already got a new one this year, works fine. Maybe in another 4 years it’ll be time. 1080p fo lyfe! Or at least 4 years.

      Reply

  2. I_am_Duffman!

    May 25, 2016 at 08:18

    I need a new card this year. I truly am hoping this will land between the R6000 – R7000 price range. Just can’t imagine paying more than that considering I need a new mobo, cpu, ram…. The fiance will already throw her veto at me for just thinking of this..

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    • Admiral Chief Protector

      May 25, 2016 at 08:22

      My wife told me that the only things I need to buy with my bonus this year is a new base for our bed (lol, don’t ask) as well as a new mattress for my daughter’s bed (jumping on bed, not my fault)

      The rest is going STRAIGHT into the GPU fund, and after that, I’ll maybe have enough left for a mini-holiday

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      • Pariah

        May 25, 2016 at 08:23

        A bonus would be nice.

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        • Admiral Chief Protector

          May 25, 2016 at 08:23

          Only 7 more months to go!

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 25, 2016 at 08:24

            In 7 months, it will be Christmas

          • Pariah

            May 25, 2016 at 08:26

            You mean the religious holiday we’re all forced to observe even if we don’t believe in it, and then buy each other meaningless gifts to somehow show what? Generosity, or conformity? You decide.

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 25, 2016 at 08:27

            It is not about the gifts, it is about the Gift we received

          • Pariah

            May 25, 2016 at 08:27

            Ooh ooh ooh! Mediocrity? Conformity? Complacency? Do tell! 😀

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 25, 2016 at 08:56

          • Pariah

            May 25, 2016 at 09:03

            I love this.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 25, 2016 at 09:08

            It’s the second (out of 2) non-cynical video I’ve watched today. I don’t know what’s going on.

          • Pariah

            May 25, 2016 at 08:24

            I summon a wild Llew

          • miaau

            May 25, 2016 at 08:55

            Assuming he works at a place that gives bonus’s.

          • Pariah

            May 25, 2016 at 09:01

            I like you. You understand.

          • miaau

            May 25, 2016 at 09:14

            I have empathy. I remember 2012 December. My father in law got a 13th cheque AND a performance based 14th cheque that only certain people got at his firm.

            I got…… nothing. I would LOVE a 13th cheque that I KNEW I was getting at the end of the year. That would, let us be honest, probably go straight into the home loan, but still, I would love it.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 25, 2016 at 09:17

            Mine’s written into my employment contract, as an actual bonus and not as a part of my salary structure. Which is rather nice.

          • Pariah

            May 25, 2016 at 09:20

            Listen, anything to help with essentials. Killing Credit card, home loan etc. Is welcome. I miss getting a bonus. I used to, 4 years ago. But my last company didn’t even give us raises unless they thought we were going to leave, so a bonus was out. This company is new, been here 4 months. We’ll see what happens.

          • I_am_Duffman!

            May 25, 2016 at 09:40

            My first 2 years of working my Christmas bonus (not Christmas lunch) was a Debonairs Real Deal pizza and a coke. They did up it in the second year to include a R50 Checkers gift card that could not be redeemed at Checkers liquor…

          • miaau

            May 25, 2016 at 11:04

            um. Um. that is great. Well done, here is a token of our esteem for you.

          • Yondaime

            May 25, 2016 at 16:36

            Hahaha wow how does your behind feel?

      • HairyEwok

        May 25, 2016 at 09:27

        Beds can be expensive these days.

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        • miaau

          May 25, 2016 at 09:52

          We bought a proper Wooden Bed a few years back. I see that thing lasting for many, many more years, it is solid wood, well made. A lot of our house is solid wood furniture, that I expect to outlive us. In fact, some of it is already 70 odd years old.

          Yes, it was a bit of money, but over the years, it has paid for itself. My parents in law buy base sets and mattress. But then, every few years, you need a new one.

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    • Alessandro Barbosa

      May 25, 2016 at 08:26

      I think we’re looking at closer to around R9000, considering the 1080 is already just shy of R14 000 locally

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      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        May 25, 2016 at 08:28

        When the 970 launched at the same Euro/Dorrar price it was around the 6-7k range, it might jump to 8k, 9k is quite a stretch…

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        • Alessandro Barbosa

          May 25, 2016 at 08:34

          Yeah but the exchange rate has changed drastically since then. The 980 was around 9K when it launched here too for the same dollar price as the 1080. And that jumped by R5K

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          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 25, 2016 at 08:36

            This is true, though I would expect local retailers to at least consider getting their foot in by taking a slight knock, after all, these seem to look like really good cards, pushing it close to 10k, doesn’t make it a bargain anymore…

          • Pariah

            May 25, 2016 at 09:03

            Exactly.

          • Andrew Shaw

            May 26, 2016 at 14:19

            I spoke to a sales guy at Eve tech, and he said its probably in the region of 11k.

          • Pariah

            May 26, 2016 at 14:30

            That’s double the dollar price when converted to rands. double.

          • Andrew Shaw

            May 26, 2016 at 21:18

            yup TIA, but bear in mind that its still faster than the 980 ti, which retails for between 13 and 15k

      • Admiral Chief Protector

        May 25, 2016 at 08:28

        Really? That bad?

        Geez, I thought R7600. Will wait to see what AMD have to offer

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 25, 2016 at 08:29

          More importantly, when AMD launches whatever they have in their sleeves, these bad boys will get a price cut, then the competition really starts…

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          • Pariah

            May 25, 2016 at 09:02

            I hope this. If not, no new card for me.

      • Pariah

        May 25, 2016 at 09:02

        That’s stupid.

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      • HairyEwok

        May 25, 2016 at 09:29

        Yeah made the same prediction. If you look at the dollar price, switch it over to rand and place the import fees on that you get about R9k.

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      • I_am_Duffman!

        May 25, 2016 at 09:46

        That is just incredibly harsh. It does make me want to look at a PS4. But the fact that it does seem like console lives are getting shorter and shorter + the huge cost of games I can’t commit.

        I hope AMD does something epic at Computex. Competition is always good…

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        • miaau

          May 25, 2016 at 09:53

          I think it is cheaper to game on console, even with games being a bit more expensive.

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      • MidnightFalc0n

        May 25, 2016 at 13:28

        This may not be the correct method but it is an educated guess. According to the news it will Retail for $379** in US

        $379 x 15.76* (current R/$) +14% (VAT) + 18.74% (Average Import TAX) = R8075.06

        Then add a very optimistic 20-25% retailer profit^ and R9690.07 – R10 093.83 seems like a reasonable offer.

        * Rates at time of writing
        **Asuming that SA buys the stock at $379 per unit. No idea what the wholesale price is
        ^ Realisticly this will be a much higher amount
        BUT

        Assuming the Wholesale price is $250 – $280# then the cards could retail here at about R6600.00 – R7500.00

        #Just a random guess and figures might be completely incorrect

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    • miaau

      May 25, 2016 at 09:06

      Does she get one or multiple Veto’s?

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      • I_am_Duffman!

        May 25, 2016 at 09:42

        It does seem like she has Veto * infinity. Or at least has the ability to veto an entire category (eg. Gaming)

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        • miaau

          May 25, 2016 at 09:49

          Well, as expected!

          My advice, to someone I have never met and probably never will (and probably does not want my advice), is to sort out the priority stuff first, then discuss the hobbies, like gaming. You two must discuss this and get a resolution. I imagine right now, it is wedding, wedding, wedding and more wedding for your money resources and that should be ok too.

          In my case, the gaming is part of what keeps me sane and we allocate a certain portion of the household monies to that. For example, when we bought the Xbox One, we decided together, after looking at the capabilities for home entertainment (and does it deliver!). We still decided together.

          Man, I am preachy and so far out of line here. Sorry. Main point, money stuff disuss and do together, is my advice. That does not mean she gets to Veto every single gaming thing you want, nor can you Veto the new TV Cabinet after Vetoing the last three things she wanted to budget for. Compromise.

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  3. SmurFyZA

    May 25, 2016 at 08:27

    This year is a full PC upgrade year.
    Just waiting patiently for these new cards to be released then ill make the jump. 1070 looks like the boytjie!

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    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      May 25, 2016 at 08:30

      Just give it until AMD releases their versions, you might end up saving a bit…

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      • Pariah

        May 25, 2016 at 08:31

        In both performance AND price. Amirite?

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 25, 2016 at 08:33

          Well, this will be a win win for everyone, whether you support AMD or nVidia, both parties are promising something great, and we’re finally back at a spot where the two can compete in such a way that it’d be hard to decide what to go for…As stupid as this sounds, it makes me very excited!

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          • Pariah

            May 25, 2016 at 08:44

            Oh no that should make everyone excited. Competition is great. It brings price into the factors of purchase, and it’s a win-win for everybody.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 25, 2016 at 09:35

            Yep! I haven’t sported a red team card in quite a few years, kind of starting to miss the struggle with the dotnet installers and paraphernalia that accompanied it…to this day, if you haven’t struggled with an upgrade from an nvidia to an AMD card, you haven’t gamed, ever…

        • SmurFyZA

          May 25, 2016 at 08:34

          Haha
          Ive never had an AMD rig. I only really need to upgrade for BF1 so still have time

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      • HairyEwok

        May 25, 2016 at 09:32

        That be true, but now we can’t say AMD is for the winter months anymore, with the new cooler and way lower TDP we cant say that the Radeon runs hot anymore XD

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 25, 2016 at 09:38

          Hahahahahahha! “honey, switch on the heater please?” “which one? The gtx 1080 or the 5870?”

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  4. Peter Pan

    May 25, 2016 at 08:54

    The gap between the 1080 and the 1070 though looks pretty unreasonable though! I would expect the 1070 to be at least touching the 20000 point mark – unless they are reserving that for something like a Ti version or for the inevitable overclocked editions!

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    • miaau

      May 25, 2016 at 08:57

      Or they deliberately nerf the 1070 to not steal the thunder of the top card.

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      • Pariah

        May 25, 2016 at 09:04

        Yes, This. They also change the price accordingly. There’s no room for complaints.

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  5. miaau

    May 25, 2016 at 08:59

    I have been looking at Laptops and Laptop GPUs. The difference between, say, the GTX 950m and the GTX 960/5M is just massive. For a little more you get a massive leap, which is nice. Then the 970m and 980m is just better and better, but SO PRICEY

    From the above it seems as if Nvidia is trying to stop the sort of price per Gb or terraflop maths people tend to do. Did they not get into trouble last year for releasing slowed down cards, not performing to the max of the hardware?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 25, 2016 at 09:01

      Well they got caught being less than honest in their marketing materials. For some reason they didn’t get into trouble for it though.

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      • miaau

        May 25, 2016 at 09:10

        well, the baying public may have punished them by delaying buying or somesuch. Perhaps 1% of them. Hmm. I see.

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      • Pariah

        May 25, 2016 at 09:12

        When a company has a 70-odd % market share, losing a few isn’t really going to hurt. Corporates…

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  6. Skittle

    May 25, 2016 at 10:23

    Team Green master race.

    Reply

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