GTX 1070 (laptop) Specs
|Model||GTX 1070 (laptop) (Pascal)|
|Core||GP104, 2048 cores @ 1.442GHZ - 1.645GHZ|
|VRAM||8GB GDDR5 @ 2GHZ (8GHZ eff.), 256-bit.|
|GFLOPS (w/Boost)||6730 (FP32)|
|Memory bandwidth||256 GB/s|
The Nvidia GTX 1070 is a high top-tier gaming GPU, based on the Nvidia Pascal architecture and the GP104 core. The GTX 1070 can be found in laptops for as low as $1400-$1500 with a typical price of around $1500-$1600 (though it was less in the age of Skylake and beginning of Kaby-Lake based CPUs). Cost effectiveness is relatively good and 1080p/1440p gaming performance is adequate, being enough for running at least 60FPS almost all heavy 3D demanding games. In many games, like Bioshock Infinite, the 1070MQ can hit almost 60FPs even at 4K.
- GTX 1060 6GB (laptop)
- GTX 1070 Max-Q (laptop)
- GTX 1070 (laptop)
- GTX 1080 (laptop)
Compared to the GTX 1060 6GB, the 1070 delivers around 50-60% higher gaming performance more or less, which makes it at least as cost effective, if the laptop is picked carefully. Also, the GTX 1080 isn’t a lot faster than the GTX 1070.
At 100-115W of power consumption, the GTX 1070 is pretty hot and thinner laptops will suffer from high temperatures. If thin frame is not a hard requirement, please consider the more ample models.
It is also important to note that the GTX 1070 laptop version has 2048 cores compared to 1920 in the desktop version (an increase of ~6.67%), while having around 2-3% lower clocks, so the GTX 1070 laptop version will sometimes perform better than the desktop version.
The Pascal based GPUs, are about to be replaced with next generation Nvidia GPUs, starting at the end of 2018. I would suggest waiting until then, unless it can be bought for a significantly low price.