Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 is a better graphic card.

Based on the review of GTX 980 vs GTX 1070, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 is better because of the following features; 379MHz faster GPU clock speed, 1.17 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance, 24.3GPixel/s higher pixel rate, 247MHz faster memory speed, 36.4 GTexels/s higher texture rate, 31.6GB/s more memory bandwidth, 988MHz higher effective memory clock speed and 15W lower TDP.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070: GENERAL INFO

By comparing GTX 980 vs 1070 in this review, we have the following features;

Thermal Design Power (TDP); Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 has 165W whereas Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 has 150W.

Number of transistors; Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 has 5200 million while Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 has 7200 million.

Semiconductor size; Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 has 28nm whereas Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 has 16nm.

PCI express (PCIE) version; each of the two graphic cards has 3.

Width; Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 is 282mm while Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 is 267mm.

Height; Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 is 110mm whereas Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 is 111mm.

Bottom line: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 is better in terms of general info.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070: PERFORMANCE

In terms of performance, we have the following features of 980 vs 1070 in this review;

Pixel rate; Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 has 72.1 GPixel/s whereas Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 has 96.4 GPixel/s.

Texture rate; Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 has 144.3 GTexels/s whereas Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 has 180.7 GTexels/s.

GPU memory speed; Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 has 1753MHz whereas Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 has 2000MHz.

GPU clock speed; Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 has 1127MHz whereas Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 has 1506MHz.

Floating-point performance; Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 has 4.62 TFLOPS whereas Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 has 5.78 TFLOPS.

Texture Mapping Units (TMUS); Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 has 128 whereas Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 has 120.

Bottom line: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 is better as it has better performance features.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070: MEMORY

Maximum memory bandwidth; Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 has 224.4GB/s while Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 has 256GB/s.

Memory bus width; the two devices have 256bit.

Effective memory speed; Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 has 7012MHz whereas Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 has 8000MHz.

RAM; Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 has 4GB whereas Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 has 8GB.

Version of GDDR memory; the two devices have 5.

Bottom line: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 is better as it has better memory features.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070: PORTS

HDMI output; the two graphic cards have HDMI outputs.

Displayport outputs; each of the two graphic cards have 3.

DVI outputs; Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 has 1, similar to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070.

Bottom line: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 share the same features in terms of ports.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070: KEY FEATURES

OpenGL version; Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 have 4.5.

DirectX version; the two devices have 12.

OpenCL version; the two devices are similar in terms of OpenCL version.

Supports 4K resolution; the two graphic cards support 4K resolution.

Supports multi-display technology; the two devices have this feature.

Supports 3D; Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 support 3D.

Bottom line: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 have the same key features.

Conclusion

In this review, by comparing GeForce 980 vs 1070, we confirm that Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 is a better graphic card based on the superior features it has.