GTX 1070 Mobile Reportedly Featuring More CUDA Cores Than Desktop Model
According to some recent reports, the GTX 1070 mobile version might be packing a bigger punch than the desktop version in at least one way. The information gathered by VideoCardz suggests that the upcoming GTX 1070 Mobile will feature more CUDA cores than the desktop variant.
Nvidia’s latest high-end Pascal GPU, GTX 1070 packs in it 1920 CUDA cores while screenshots of specifications of the mobile variant suggests that the 1070 for notebooks will have 2048 CUDA cores. The mobile version is however clocked slower and base/boost clocks of 1,443MHz/1,645MHz versus 1,506MHz/1,683MHz on the desktop model. The mobile version still maintains the desktop’s 8GB VRAM and 256-bit bus.
Another leak suggests the GPU will be using a 4+2 power phase design with a connector for additional power which means the mobile GPU will be drawing in more than 100W of power under load. What this means for the battery life of laptops featuring this GPU remains to be seen.
While the mobile version of the GTX 1070 balances performance with the desktop variant by adding more cores and lowering clockspeeds, the GTX 1060 in mobile form keeps the core count the same as the desktop version with 1,280 CUDA cores, but runs slower with base/boost clocks of 1,405MHz/1,671MHz, versus instead of 1,506MHz/1,708MHz.
These recent pieces of information suggest that like just like Nvidia’s previous mobile GPU series, the upcoming GTX 1070 and 1060 for notebooks will also be packing quite a punch and seem like worthy successors to 970M and 960M. The new mobile GPU series will also include the GTX 1080 so high-end gaming laptops might finally be able to deliver a decent 4K or good quality 1440p experience.
There is no word on the availability of these mobile chips as of yet but an official announcement with a full reveal is expected this month, most probably during Gamescom which is scheduled to begin on 16th August.