First GTX 1070 Mobile GPU Benchmarks Published – Lives up to Nvidia’s Claims?
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile GPU benchmarks have hit the web, which reveal performance of the just launched Pascal chip against its desktop sibling and the previous Maxwell based processors.
Following the release of the Titan X Pascal a few weeks ago, Nvidia have just unveiled the GTX 10 Series mobility GPUs. Built on the latest 16nm Pascal architecture, the new GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 for notebooks are all VR-ready and yield performance almost identical to that of their desktop counterparts.
When it comes to laptop gaming, the GeForce GTX 980M was a big step forward in terms of performance as well as power efficiency. Rated at just 100W TDP, 980M was a very capable GPU for gamers on the go but it was still a tad slower than a GTX 970 desktop card. That won’t be the case with the latest mobile-focused GTX 10 series GPUs.
Nvidia claims the GPUs offer desktop-class performance in mobile packages, up to 76% faster than previous Maxwell products. Each Pascal based mobile solution is based on the same GPU as their desktop counterparts: GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 use the GP104 graphics chip, while the GTX 1060 packs the relatively less powerful GP106.
That being said, first benchmarks of the GTX 1070 Mobile GPU have hit the web. So without further ado, let’s see if the Pascal mobility chip really holds true to Nvidia’s claims and matches its desktop counterpart in performance.
Nvidia GTX 1070 Mobile GPU Benchmarks
Folks over at Tom’s Hardware benchmarked the GPU using the Asus G752VS’s GTX 1070 Mobile. They performed two synthetic tests: Time SPY which is the latest 3DMark graphics benchmark, and the Unigine Heaven, and used Metro: Last Light Redux was used to measure actual gaming performance. The test bench comprises of an Intel Core i7-6320 and 32GB of memory, along with with a desktop GTX 1070 and GTX 1080.
GTX 1070 Mobile 3DMark Time Spy Benchmark
GTX 1070 Mobile Unigine Heaven Benchmark
GTX 1070 Mobile Gaming Benchmark
The performance differences are minimal – something Nvdia mentioned at the launch event. It stated that the mobile GPUs should perform within 10 percent of a desktop GPU’s, whether a little slower or even a little faster in some scenarios.
Keep in mind that these are just a few preliminary benchmarks, you should better wait for more results to arrive in the coming days. Also, prices of these Pascal based mobility systems are not revealed yet which will play a significant part when making a purchase decision.
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