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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1070 GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 23% 68%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 30% 54%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 32% 49%
FIFA 21 61% 15%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 32% 49%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 10% 141%
Watch Dogs Legion 26% 62%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 37% 37%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8% 136%
Genshin Impact 23% 68%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition.

The GeForce GTX 1070 has a 329 MHz higher core clock speed and 56 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 960. This results in the GeForce GTX 1070 providing 105.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GTX 1070 has a 329 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 960. This results in the GeForce GTX 1070 providing 58.7 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GTX 1070 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 960, and so the GeForce GTX 1070 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 960.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce GTX 1070 has 6144 MB more video memory than the GTX 960, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GTX 1070 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 1070 has 144.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 960, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 1070 is massively better than the GTX 960.

The GeForce GTX 1070 has 1920 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1070 is 4362 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 is 1714. The GeForce GTX 1070 having 2648 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 1070 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 960.

The GeForce GTX 1070 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 960. This means that the GeForce GTX 1070 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 960.

The GeForce GTX 1070 requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GeForce GTX 1070 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 960. The GeForce GTX 1070 requires 30 Watts more than the GTX 960 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GTX 1070 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 960.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 19.3 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

19.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 38.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

38.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 43 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

43 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 47.8 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

47.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 49.3 FPS on Control

Control

49.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 50.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

50.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 54.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

54.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 54.5 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

54.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 55.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

55.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 57.7 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

57.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 59 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

59 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 60 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

60 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 62.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

62.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 63.7 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

63.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 64.5 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

64.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 71 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

71 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 73.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

73.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 74.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

74.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 75 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

75 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 76 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

76 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 76 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

76 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 76.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

76.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 76.8 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

76.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 78 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

78 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 83.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

83.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 84.9 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

84.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 85.9 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

85.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 86 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

86 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 87 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

87 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 87.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

87.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 92.3 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

92.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 93.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

93.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 96.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

96.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 101.2 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

101.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 103.8 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

103.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 108 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

108 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 109.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

109.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 109.5 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

109.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 119.3 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

119.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 130 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

130 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 135.9 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

135.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 144 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

144 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 18.9 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

18.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 30.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

30.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 30.9 FPS on Control

Control

30.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 33.8 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

33.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 34.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

34.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 39.5 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

39.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 39.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

39.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 40.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

40.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 41 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 41.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

41.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 43.8 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

43.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 47.2 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

47.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 48.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

48.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 49.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

49.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 49.8 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

49.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 50.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

50.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 51.3 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

51.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 51.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

51.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 53.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

53.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 54.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

54.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 54.5 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

54.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 55 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

55 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 56.1 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

56.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 57.2 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

57.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 60.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

60.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 62 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

62 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 63.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

63.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 65 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

65 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 65.3 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

65.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 69.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

69.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 71.9 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

71.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 74.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

74.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 77.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

77.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 77.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

77.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 79.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

79.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 86 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

86 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 89.7 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

89.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 91 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

91 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 92.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

92.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 97.4 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

97.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 99.9 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

99.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 12.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

12.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 15.5 FPS on Control

Control

15.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 18.5 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

18.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 18.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

18.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 20 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

20 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 20 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

20 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 21.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

21.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 22.4 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

22.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 23 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

23 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 23.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

23.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 23.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

23.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 24.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

24.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 24.2 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

24.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 26.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

26.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 27.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

27.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 27.7 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

27.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 27.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

27.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 28 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

28 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 28.8 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

28.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 29 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

29 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 29.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

29.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 29.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

29.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 30 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

30 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 30.5 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

30.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 30.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

30.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 31 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

31 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 31.5 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

31.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 33.3 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

33.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 34.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

34.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 35.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

35.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 36.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

36.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 37.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

37.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 41.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

41.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 41.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

41.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 42.3 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

42.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 45.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

45.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 47.1 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

47.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 47.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

47.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 48 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

48 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 48.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

48.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 gets 58.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

58.4 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1506 MHzvs1177 MHz
Boost Clock1683 MHzvs1240 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P104-200-A1Maxwell GM206-300-A1
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date10 Jun 2016vs22 Jan 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
8.2
2560x1440
9
green tick vs
6
3840x2160
7
green tick vs
4.4

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256.3GB/secvs112.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1920vs1024
Actual Shader Performance100%vs82%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units120vs64
Texture Rate180.7 GTexel/svs75.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate96.4 GPixel/svs37.7 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs400 Watts & 29 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1070 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P104-200-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU and has 15 SM activated, offering 1920 Shader Processing Units, 120 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1683MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
The GTX 1070 is a high end performance GPU, capable of gaming at 1080p across all modern 2016 AAA games at high graphics settings and delivering 60+FPS.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1070 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Zotac.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1177MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1240MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Zotac's Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 2% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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