Nvidia GTX 1070 Mobile GPU As Fast As Desktop GTX 980 Ti, Leaked Benchmarks Reveal
Benchmarks of the GeForce GTX 1070 mobile GPU have leaked out, which show the mobile version would deliver similar performance to desktop GTX 1070 and GTX 980 Ti.
Nvidia is rumored to launch its GeForce GTX 10 Series GPUs at the Gamescom event in Germany, which takes place from August 17-21. ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI will also be on hand to reveal their newest notebooks equipped with a variety of discrete graphics chips from the likes of the GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070, and GTX 1060.
Previous reports suggest that Nvidia will no longer use the “M” suffix for notebook-bound GPUs, but stick with the original names it’s currently using for the desktop counterparts. This comes as no surprise given leaked specs show that mobile and desktop chips will have nearly the same specs, and so is the performance.
The only difference will be the wee bit drop in core speeds, and that is to allow mobile variants to draw less power. If you compare the desktop and mobile GTX 1070 chips, the latter supposedly has slightly more CUDA cores, but the clock speeds between the two are nearly identical.
In terms of the performance, the GTX 1070 mobile GPU would be 355% faster than the GTX 960M, according to the leaked metrics through Baidu. This means it would also outpace the GTX 980M, and offer performance on par with the desktop GeForce GTX 980 Ti. The GTX 1070 mobile GPU hit the peak frequency of 1822.5 MHz in Heaven benchmark, with typical boost clock of 1645 MHz.
There is no word on pricing yet, but we expect Nvidia to follow follow a similar pricing structure to their desktop variants. That being said, with the launch of the Nvidia’s discrete GPUs for notebooks, we will likely see a drop in prices of its current mobile GPUs, which include the 960M, the 970M, and the 980M, for gaming notebooks.
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