Nvidia has fleshed out the specs of the GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card in a new slide, complementing the information we gleaned at the GTX 1080 unveiling event in Austin, Texas. Previously we knew we should expect a headline 6.5 TFLOPS of performance, with GeForce GTX 1070 cards coming packing 8GB of DDR5 RAM. That slide is reproduced directly below.
At up to $320 cheaper than a founders edition GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card many PC enthusiasts and gamers will be looking towards the introduction of the GTX 1070 to provide an almost irresistible bang per buck ratio. Expected to be available starting from $379 next month, we think that users will be able to enjoy up to 80 per cent of the performance of the powerful new GTX 1080 at an agreeable price.
Above you can see the new tech specs illustrative slide from Nvidia. While the slide was 'leaked' it has been subsequently confirmed as genuine by PCWorld. Mashing up the above slide specs with what we already know results in the following bullet point list:
- 16nm GP104 silicon, with 7.2 billion transistors
- 1,920 CUDA cores, 15 out of 20 Streaming Multiprocessors enabled on the GP104 silicon
- 120 TMUs, 64 ROPs
- 256-bit GDDR5 memory, 8GB
- 1,683MHz max GPU boost core clock frequency
- 6.75 TFLOP/s single-precision floating point performance
- 150W TDP, single 8-pin PCIe power connector
- 3x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0b
- 2-way SLI with SLI HB bridge support
You can see from the above that the most significant cuts from the GTX 1080, down to the GTX 1070, come with the reduction in CUDA cores from 2560 to 1920. You can also see immediately that there is a lower GPU core boost speed (down from 1733MHz to 1600MHz) but we don't know the regular core clock speed of the GTX 1070. Of course another well known difference in the models is the different graphics memory in use with the GDDR5X in the GTX 1080 providing 320GB/s of bandwidth, beating the GDDR5 in the GTX 1070 which provides 256GB/s of bandwidth. However with the GTX 1070 you are going to save your electricity and a significant chunk of cash in the initial outlay.
As a reminder the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition card will become available on 10th June for $449, with the board partner custom design versions being released at $379 or so, a few weeks later.
Nvidia has published a page dedicated to the GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card. There's all the information above, and more, there to look through. One notable spec addition is that we are told that the GeForce GTX 1070 GPU base clock speed is 1506MHz. You may be interested to see how Nvidia compares the GTX 1070 against the previous generation GTX 970 graphics card, as in the example screenshot embedded below...