Now that the details and performance reports of Nvidia’s recently announced GTX 1080 have been made available to the masses, there’s one Nvidia graphics card left to be tested: the GTX 1070. Sources have now uncovered the alleged 3DMark 11 Fire Strike results for Nvidia’s second most highly anticipated graphics card.
Remember how Nvidia claimed that the GTX 1070 will be more powerful than the GTX Titan X? Well, that statement isn’t wrong, but Nvidia should’ve also said: only slightly. Alleged 3DMark 11 Fire Strike scores of the GTX 1070 indicates that the graphics card boasts little performance gains from the GTX Titan X. To be more specific, when tested using the Fire Strike Extreme benchmark, the GTX 1070 managed to rack up a score of 8,327 – a difference of just 338 when compared against the Titan X.
However, when compared against the GTX 1080, the gap in scores become much wider. When benchmarked using the Fire Strike Ultra test, the GTX 1070 scored a total of 4,078; the GTX 1080: 4,998. Knowing this, it would be interesting to see if there would be any noticeable performance difference when playing games on the GTX 1070 and high-end Maxwell graphics cards. That said, it’s also worth mentioning that these results do not show the overclocked performance of the GTX 1070 – which should be rather impressive.
Bear in mind that these are unconfirmed 3DMark 11 scores of the GTX 1070; which may or may not be reflected officially by Nvidia. Regardless, one thing’s for sure: the GTX 1070 is one special graphics card. Not only because its more powerful than the GTX Titan X, but also because it will be priced significantly lower compared to high-end Maxwell graphics cards too. Knowing this, consumers should expect the sales of the GTX 1070 to outmatch that of the GTX 1080 due its expected retail price.