GeForce GTX 1070 mobile vs GeForce GTX 970

Find out if it is worth upgrading your current GPU setup by comparing GeForce GTX 1070 mobile and GeForce GTX 970. Here you can take a closer look at graphics cards specs, such as core clock speed, memory type and size, display connectors, etc. The price, overall benchmark and gaming performances are usually defining factors when it comes to choosing between GeForce GTX 1070 mobile and GeForce GTX 970. Make sure that the graphics card has compatible dimensions and will properly fit in your new or current computer case. Also these graphics cards may have different system power recommendations, so take that into consideration and upgrade your PSU if necessary.
GeForce GTX 1070 mobile

Main Specs

  GeForce GTX 1070 mobile GeForce GTX 970
Power consumption (TDP) 120 Watt 148 Watt
Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors 2x 6-pins
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount 8 GB 4 GB
Display Connectors No outputs 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Recommended system power (PSU) 500 Watt
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Game benchmarks

high / 1080p 50−55 50−55
ultra / 1080p 35−40 30−35
QHD / 1440p 27−30 27−30
4K / 2160p 16−18 14−16
low / 720p 80−85 75−80
medium / 1080p 60−65 60−65
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 1070 mobile in Assassin's Creed Odyssey is 4% more, than GeForce GTX 970.

Full Specs

  GeForce GTX 1070 mobile GeForce GTX 970
Architecture Pascal Maxwell
Code name N17E-G2 GM204
Type Laptop Desktop
Release date 1 September 2016 19 September 2014
Pipelines 2048 1664
Core clock speed 1506 MHz 1050 MHz
Boost Clock 1645 MHz 1178 MHz
Transistor count 7,200 million 5,200 million
Manufacturing process technology 16 nm 28 nm
Texture fill rate 210.6 109 billion/sec
Floating-point performance 6,738 gflops 3,920 gflops
Length 10.5" (26.7 cm)
Memory bus width 256 Bit 256 Bit
Memory clock speed 8 GB/s 7.0 GB/s
Memory bandwidth 256 GB/s 224 GB/s
Shared memory - -
G-SYNC support + +
VR Ready +
DirectX 12 (12_1) 12 (12_1)
Shader Model 6.4 6.4
OpenGL 4.5 4.4
OpenCL 1.2 1.2
Vulkan 1.2.131 1.1.126
CUDA + +
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.48 kh/s
CUDA cores 1920 1664
Bus support PCIe 3.0 PCI Express 3.0
Height 4.376" (11.1 cm)
SLI options + +
Multi monitor support + 4 displays
HDCP +
Maximum VGA resolution 2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI Internal
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 478 Mh/s
Laptop size large
Decred / DCR (Decred) 1.51 Gh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 22.21 Mh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash) 291.61 Sol/s
GameStream +
GeForce ShadowPlay +
GPU Boost 3.0 2.0
GameWorks +
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  • GeForce GTX 970 has 23% more power consumption, than GeForce GTX 1070 mobile.
  • Both video cards are using PCIe 3.0 x16 interface connection to a motherboard.
  • GeForce GTX 1070 mobile has 4 GB more memory, than GeForce GTX 970.
  • GeForce GTX 1070 mobile is used in Laptops, and GeForce GTX 970 - in Desktops.
  • GeForce GTX 1070 mobile is build with Pascal architecture, and GeForce GTX 970 - with Maxwell.
  • Core clock speed of GeForce GTX 1070 mobile is 456 MHz higher, than GeForce GTX 970.
  • GeForce GTX 1070 mobile is manufactured by 16 nm process technology, and GeForce GTX 970 - by 28 nm process technology.
  • Memory clock speed of GeForce GTX 1070 mobile is 1 MHz higher, than GeForce GTX 970.