NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

GTX 1070 GTX 980 TI Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Price $ 359 $ 649 290 (58%)
Year 2016 2015 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 80C 83C 3 (4%)
Max Fan Noise 48dB 53dB 4.8 (9%)
Recommended Power Supply 500W 600W 100 (18%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 98 FPS 99 FPS 1.6 (2%)
Average 1440p Performance 70 FPS 72 FPS 1.7 (2%)
Average 4K Performance 40 FPS 41 FPS 1.2 (3%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (29%)
Overall Combination Score 83/100 64/100 19 (26%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1070 to GTX 980 TI is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1070 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
47
40
2018 Battlefield V
99
94
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
111
99
2018 Fallout 76
121
115
2018 Final Fantasy XV
79
68
2018 Forza Horizon 4
96
94
2018 Hitman 2
94
90
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
74
66
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
68
58
2017 Destiny 2
130
111
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
97
95
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
80
68
2016 Overwatch
150
146
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
93
80
2013 Battlefield 4
131
119
2013 Crysis 3
92
126

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39
32
2018 Battlefield V
79
75
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
58
2018 Fallout 76
82
76
2018 Final Fantasy XV
55
48
2018 Forza Horizon 4
81
79
2018 Hitman 2
62
59
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
49
45
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
54
46
2017 Destiny 2
112
95
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63
62
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
61
52
2016 Overwatch
104
101
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
63
56
2013 Battlefield 4
85
78
2013 Crysis 3
58
83

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
22
2018 Battlefield V
44
41
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
29
36
2018 Fallout 76
45
42
2018 Final Fantasy XV
32
28
2018 Forza Horizon 4
54
52
2018 Hitman 2
36
35
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26
23
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
31
29
2017 Destiny 2
56
47
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
34
33
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
35
30
2016 Overwatch
53
52
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
30
28
2013 Battlefield 4
60
57
2013 Crysis 3
28
41

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / Core i7-6700K

It is clear that the GTX 1070 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the GTX 1070 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. View Current Price List

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti / Core i7-4790K

It is worth noting that the GTX 980 TI is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX 980 TI 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like GTX 980 TI requires careful thought. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2015 . View Current Price List

GTX 1070 vs GTX 980 TI Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1070 GTX 980 TI
Board NumberPG411 SKU 20PG600 SKU 30
Length10.5 inches 267 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP150 W250 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1070 GTX 980 TI
Boost Clock1683 MHz1076 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1070 GTX 980 TI
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 900
Launch Price379 USD649 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateJun 10th, 2016Jun 2nd, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1070 GTX 980 TI
CUDA6.15.2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1070 GTX 980 TI
ArchitecturePascalMaxwell 2.0
Die Size314 mm²601 mm²
GPU NameGP104GM200
GPU VariantGP104-200-A1GM200-310-A1
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million8,000 million

Memory

GTX 1070 GTX 980 TI
Bandwidth256.3 GB/s336.6 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit384 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1070 GTX 980 TI
ROPs6496
Shading Units19202816
TMUs120176

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1070 GTX 980 TI
FP32 (float) performance6,463 GFLOPS6,060 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance202.0 GFLOPS (1:32)189.4 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate107.7 GPixel/s103.3 GPixel/s
Texture Rate202.0 GTexel/s189.4 GTexel/s