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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 1080

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,607 MHz vs 1,215 MHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 8,228 GFLOPS vs 4,977 GFLOPS More than 65% better floating-point performance
Higher effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz vs 8,008 MHz Around 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 257.1 GTexel/s vs 155.5 GTexel/s More than 65% higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 102.8 GPixel/s vs 77.8 GPixel/s More than 30% higher pixel rate
Higher turbo clock speed 1,733 MHz vs 1,379 MHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
More shading units 2,560 vs 2,048 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 160 vs 128 32 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q

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Higher memory bandwidth 256.3 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s Around 15% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,251 MHz More than 60% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 115W vs 180W More than 35% lower TDP

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 1080  vs 1070 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 1080
102.8 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
77.8 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GTX 1080
257.1 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
155.5 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 1080
8,228 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
4,977 GFLOPS

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 1080  vs
1070 Max-Q 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GP104 GP104
Clock speed 1,607 MHz 1,215 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,733 MHz 1,379 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,560 2,048
Texture mapping units 160 128
Render output processors 64 64
Pixel rate 102.8 GPixel/s 77.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 257.1 GTexel/s 155.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 8,228 GFLOPS 4,977 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GTX 1080  vs
1070 Max-Q 
Memory clock speed 1,251 MHz 2,002 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz 8,008 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 256 bit
Memory 8,192 MB 8,192 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s 256.3 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 180W 115W

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