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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 5% 55%
Call of Duty Warzone 31% 13%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 31% 13%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5% 55%
Valorant 93% 89%
Hyper Scape 35% 5%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6% 72%
Doom Eternal 30% 15%
Death Stranding 27% 19%
F1 2020 21% 28%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire.

The GTX 1070 has a 807 MHz higher core clock speed but 104 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the HD 7950. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 1070 manages to provide 8.4 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 GTX 1070 has a 807 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7950 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1070 providing 51.6 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 GTX 1070 was released over three years more recently than the HD 7950, and so the GTX 1070 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 7950 when running the latest games.

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 GTX 1070 has 2048 MB more video memory than the HD 7950, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The HD 7950 has 223.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1070, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7950 is massively better than the GTX 1070.

The GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB has 1920 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire has 3584. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1070 is 4821 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7950 is 2818. The GTX 1070 having 2003 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 7950 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GTX 1070 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 7950. This means that the GTX 1070 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 7950.

The GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB requires 150 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1070.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 53.8 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

53.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 54.1 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

54.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 56.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

56.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 58 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

58 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 59.4 FPS on Control

Control

59.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 62.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

62.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 63.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

63.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 65.8 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

65.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 70.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

70.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 77 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

77 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 80 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

80 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 80.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

80.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 80.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

80.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 80.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

80.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 80.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

80.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 80.9 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

80.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 85.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

85.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 87.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

87.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 89.3 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

89.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 90.4 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

90.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 90.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

90.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 97.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

97.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 98.4 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

98.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 99.7 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

99.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 100.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

100.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 102 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

102 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 104.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

104.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 106.6 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

106.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 109.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

109.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 114.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

114.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 115.3 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

115.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 125.6 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

125.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 150.2 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

150.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 168.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

168.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 17.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

17.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 18.2 FPS on Control

Control

18.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 19.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

19.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 23.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

23.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 24.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

24.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 24.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

24.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 25.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

25.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 25.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

25.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 25.5 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

25.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 28 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

28 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 28.6 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

28.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 29.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

29.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 29.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 29.5 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

29.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 29.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

29.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 30.3 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

30.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 30.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

30.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 31.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

31.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 32.4 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

32.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 34.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

34.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 35.1 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

35.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 36.4 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

36.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 37.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

37.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 38.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

38.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 38.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

38.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 39.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

39.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 44.5 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

44.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 46.2 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

46.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 49.8 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

49.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 51.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

51.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 53.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

53.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 54.4 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

54.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 58 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

58 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 61.5 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

61.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 37.5 FPS on Control

Control

37.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 38.3 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

38.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 42.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

42.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 42.6 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

42.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 43.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

43.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 45.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

45.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 46.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

46.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 50.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

50.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 51.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

51.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 52.5 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

52.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 52.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

52.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 54 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

54 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 56.2 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

56.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 56.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

56.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 57.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

57.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 59 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

59 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 59.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

59.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 60.3 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

60.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 63.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

63.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 64.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

64.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 67.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

67.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 68.8 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

68.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 75.3 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

75.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 75.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

75.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 78.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

78.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 78.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

78.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 81.2 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

81.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 83.3 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

83.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 84.1 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

84.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 88.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

88.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 101 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

101 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 105.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

105.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 107.3 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

107.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1657 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock1860 MHzvs925 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P104-200-A1GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO2 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date10 Jun 2016vs01 Aug 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
green tick vs
9.6
2560x1440
9.2
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3840x2160
7.3
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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256.3GB/secvs480GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1920vs3584
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units120vs224
Texture Rate198.8 GTexel/svs190.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate106 GPixel/svs54.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs12 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z by MSI is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture. It featuresdual fans, an overclocked core speed as well as an overclocked memory speed.

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 1657MHz and goes up to 1860MHz, in OC 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 and one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
The GTX 1070 Gaming Z 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 Gaming Z by MSI is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor such as the i7-6700k and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
The Crossfire setup of Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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