Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 versus GTX 980 Ti – pricing and performance

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The launch of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 is imminent, and the Pascal graphics card holds great promise for the budget-oriented gamer.

Many users will be buying the cheaper card instead of the recently released GTX 1080, as it features decent processing power at a much lower cost.

But how does the GeForce GTX 1070 compare to the leading GPU of the Maxwell generation?

Check out a comparison of the two graphics cards below.


Below are the specifications of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

GeForce GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
CUDA Cores 1,920 2,816
Boost Clock 1,683MHz 1,075MHz
Memory Speed 8Gbps 7Gbps
Memory Config 8GB GDDR5 6GB GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth 256 GB/sec 336.5 GB/sec
TDP 150W 250W


The benchmarks below were conducted using reference versions of both graphics cards, as aftermarket versions of the GeForce GTX 1070 are not yet available.

Benchmark figures were gathered from a variety of leaks and reviews, including GameSpot, Tweaktown, and PCGamer.

GTX 1070
GTX 980 Ti
3DMark FireStrike 17,557 17,042
3DMark 11 Extreme 7,856 7,753
Unigine Heaven 4 129 119
Tom Clany’s The Division 90 85
Metro: Last Light 132 126
Tomb Raider 213 215


The Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti had a MSRP of $649 at launch, and retails locally for around R13,000 – R16,000.

The more efficient Nvidia GeForce GTX  1070 has a MSRP of $379, which equals a direct converted value of R6,000.

However, if the local pricing of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 is any indication, gamers can expect to pay considerably more than the dollar value for the GTX 1070.

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