GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 980 vs 1070 among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

8.9

Overall Score

Winner
GeForce GTX 1070 

GPUBoss recommends the GeForce GTX 1070  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 980

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

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Slightly more shading units 2,048 vs 1,920 128 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 128 vs 120 8 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 1070

Reasons to consider the
Generic GeForce GTX 1070

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,506 MHz vs 1,064 MHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 10,980 vs 9,645 Around 15% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 5,783 GFLOPS vs 4,358 GFLOPS Around 35% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 96.4 GPixel/s vs 68.1 GPixel/s More than 40% higher pixel rate
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,683 MHz vs 1,216 MHz Around 40% higher turbo clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 7,012 MHz Around 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 256.3 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s Around 15% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 180.7 GTexel/s vs 136.2 GTexel/s Around 35% higher texture rate
Significantly better ocean surface simulation score 2,383.84 frames/s vs 1,327.24 frames/s Around 80% better ocean surface simulation score
Better PassMark direct compute score 6,797 vs 5,116 Around 35% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,753 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Better fire strike factor score 83.58 vs 76.22 Around 10% better fire strike factor score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 980 vs 1070

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980
212.26 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1070
828.18 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980
107.19 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1070
214.63 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980
3,710.56
GeForce GTX 1070
3,716.26

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

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