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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q

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More memory 8,192 MB vs 6,144 MB Around 35% more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 256.3 GB/s vs 192.2 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 4,977 GFLOPS vs 3,238 GFLOPS Around 55% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 155.5 GTexel/s vs 101.2 GTexel/s Around 55% higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 77.8 GPixel/s vs 60.7 GPixel/s Around 30% higher pixel rate
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,280 768 more shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 80 48 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q

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Higher turbo clock speed 1,480 MHz vs 1,379 MHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 80W vs 115W More than 30% lower TDP

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q  vs 1060 Max-Q 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
77.8 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
60.7 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
155.5 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
101.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q  vs
1060 Max-Q 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GP104 GP106
Clock speed 1,215 MHz 1,265 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,379 MHz 1,480 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,048 1,280
Texture mapping units 128 80
Render output processors 64 48
Pixel rate 77.8 GPixel/s 60.7 GPixel/s
Texture rate 155.5 GTexel/s 101.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 4,977 GFLOPS 3,238 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q  vs
1060 Max-Q 
Memory clock speed 2,002 MHz 2,002 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz 8,008 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 192 bit
Memory 8,192 MB 6,144 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 256.3 GB/s 192.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 115W 80W

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