You may have noticed that we’ve been working on a special type of articles this week, and as time goes by we step up the ladder with more capable GPUs. In the focus of this post, we place the GTX 1070 and GTX 1070 Max-Q which hardly need any introduction but we will quickly go through everything you need to know about them.
As expected, the Max-Q iteration is a bit newer than the regular version but they have a lot in common. They are similar in that they use a 16nm manufacturing process, the same number of cores (2048), a 256-bit memory bus, and are offered in only one capacity of 8GB GDDR5 memory. When it comes to power consumption, the regular option sucks 120W whereas the Max-Q one – 80-90 W. You may have also guessed that their frequencies will differ – GTX 1070’s base/max speed is 1442 MHz/1645 MHz. Its brother boasts the values of 1215 MHz/1379 MHz.
Gaming-wise, for games like TC: Wildlands and GTA V you can get a pretty high framerate at very high settings. When it comes to titles such as Far Cry 5, you can even embark on a fabulous journey at Ultra high settings.
Gameplay recordings with GeForce GTX 1070
Gameplay recordings with GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
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