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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1070 SLI GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 52% 31%
Watch Dogs Legion 53% 33%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 56% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 57% 38%
Genshin Impact 52% 30%
FIFA 21 76% 65%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 57% 38%
eFootball PES 2021 76% 65%
Ghostrunner 57% 38%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 54% 34%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 SLI are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.

The GTX 1070 has a 380 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 136 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1070. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 107.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 1070. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1070 has a 380 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 64 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1070. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 47.7 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 1070. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 1070 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 980, and so the GTX 1070 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 980.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 980 has 192.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1070, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the GTX 1070.

The GeForce GTX 1070 SLI has 1920 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1070 is 4362 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 2362 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1070.

The GTX 1070 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the GTX 1070 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The GeForce GTX 1070 SLI requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1070 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 200 Watts more than the GTX 1070 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1070.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 35.7 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

35.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 81.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

81.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 81.7 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

81.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 86 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

86 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 87.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

87.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 88.4 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

88.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 89.8 FPS on Control

Control

89.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 94.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

94.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 95.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

95.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 99.3 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

99.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 100.9 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

100.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 106.7 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

106.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 106.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

106.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 116.3 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

116.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 117.9 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

117.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 119.4 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

119.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 120.8 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

120.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 121.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

121.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 122.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

122.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 122.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

122.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 122.2 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

122.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 122.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

122.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 128.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

128.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 132.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

132.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 135 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

135 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 136.5 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

136.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 136.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

136.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 147 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

147 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 148.7 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

148.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 152.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

152.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 154.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

154.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 157.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

157.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 161 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

161 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 165.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

165.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 173.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

173.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 174.2 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

174.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 175.2 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

175.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 189.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

189.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

200+ FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

200+ FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 26.1 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

26.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 27.5 FPS on Control

Control

27.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 29.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

29.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 34.2 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

34.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 35.6 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

35.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 36.7 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

36.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 36.9 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

36.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 37.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 38 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

38 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 38.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 38.5 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

38.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 42.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

42.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 43.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

43.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 44 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

44 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 44.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

44.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 44.6 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

44.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 44.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

44.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 45.8 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

45.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 46.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

46.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 47.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

47.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 48.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

48.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 51.3 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

51.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 53 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

53 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 55 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

55 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 55.6 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

55.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 56 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

56 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 56.4 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

56.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 58.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

58.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 58.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

58.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 58.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

58.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 60.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

60.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 69.8 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

69.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 75.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

75.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 77.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

77.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 78.2 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

78.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 80.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

80.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 87.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

87.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 92.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

92.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 95.6 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

95.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 34.9 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

34.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 56.7 FPS on Control

Control

56.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 57.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

57.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 62.6 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

62.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 63.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

63.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 64.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

64.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 65.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

65.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 68.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

68.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 69.7 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

69.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 73 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

73 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 76.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

76.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 78.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

78.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 79.3 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

79.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 79.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

79.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 81.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

81.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 84.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

84.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 85.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

85.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 86.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

86.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 87.2 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

87.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 89.2 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

89.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 89.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

89.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 91 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

91 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 96.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

96.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 97.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

97.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 100.9 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

100.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 101.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

101.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 103.9 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

103.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 113.7 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

113.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 114.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

114.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 114.8 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

114.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 118.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

118.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 119.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

119.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 122.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

122.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 125.8 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

125.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 133.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

133.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 147.8 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

147.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 152.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

152.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 158.9 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

158.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI gets 162.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

162.1 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1506 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1683 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P104-200-A1Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date10 Jun 2016vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
10
green tick vs
9.9
3840x2160
8.8
green tick vs
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256.3GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1920vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units120vs256
Texture Rate180.7 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs128
Pixel Rate96.4 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1070 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P104-200-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU and has 15 SM activated, offering 1920 Shader Processing Units, 120 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1683MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
The GTX 1070 is a high end performance GPU, capable of gaming at 1080p across all modern 2016 AAA games at high graphics settings and delivering 60+FPS.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1070 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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