Product Comparison: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 vs Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070


General Specifications
Brand
NVIDIA
Gigabyte
Model
GeForce GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 1070
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB Founders Edition graphics card is crafted by NVIDIA engineers with premium materials and components. Plus, it features brilliant thermals that keep the GPU cool under even the most intense gaming conditions.
GeForce GTX delivers the fastest perfomance, with the most advance gaming technologies (NVIDIA GameWorks) and the best gaming ecosystem (GeForce Experience).
Key Specs
Video Memory Capacity
6 GB
8 GB
GPU Clock Speed
1708 MHz
1771 MHz
Memory Bus Width
192 bit
256 bit

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

What customers say about "Key Specs"
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder's Edition
  • Bought this from Nvidia's website and so far I have no problem with it. Have an Intel i5 7500, gtx 1060 and 16 GB of RAM and perfectly handles games. 100+ fps in csgo, 80+ in pubg.
  • I purchased this card from NVIDIA's website since I needed a blower style cooler for my mini-itx case. I'm upgrading from a GTX 645 and oh my the results are fantastic! I can run all of the latest games, maxed out settings at 1080p and get an easy 80+ fps.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC 8G REV2.0 Graphic Cards (GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD REV2.0)
  • Turned my MacBook Pro mid 2012 into a gaming machine, with one script and this box. 10/10 would buy again, 1080 was released the day after I bought this.
  • Definitely worth every penny! Connected it to my MacBook Pro with Touchbar and am getting flawless 60fps performance on games such as Forza Motorsport 7 at Ultra under retina resolution and Ultrawide 1080P resolution.
  • Worked like a charm. Going from a 660 TI to this card, was a huge step to having a modern card. All of my games run on ultra quality, without issue.
  • Works great with Mass Effect Andromeda and other new graphically intense games
  • Some of the best performance you can get for the money.
Size & Weight
Height
1.4 in.
1.45 in.
Width
9.8 in.
11 in.
Depth
4.4 in.
5.16 in.
Weight
3.7 lbs.
4.1 lbs.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

Features
Processor Type
GeForce GTX 1060
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070
Video Memory Type
GDDR5
GDDR5
Video Memory Clock Speed
8000 MHz
8008 MHz
API Supported
DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan API, VR Ready
DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5
Card Size
Dual Width
Dual Width
Featured Technology
NVIDIA Pascal, Simultaneous Multi-Projection, NVIDIA Ansel, NVIDIA G-SYNC -Ready, NVIDIA GameStream -Ready
NVIDIA Pascal, NVIDIA GameWorks, NVIDIA VRWorks
Extras
Digital max resolution 7680x4320
Unique Blade Fan Design, 3D Active Fan, Composite heat-pipes, AORUS Graphics Engine, Digital max resolution 7680x4320, Max Monitors Supported: 4, Heat Pipe Direct Touch, One-click Super overclocking
Cooling System
WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

What customers say about "Features"
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder's Edition
  • Very quiet and it works great on my Alienware X51 R2.
  • Naturally a pointless review bring the rating down for no reason. Let it be known, this is a damn good gpu and hell of a performance bargain. Upgraded from my gtx 760 I've had for a year... what a jump. Probably tripled my performance.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC 8G REV2.0 Graphic Cards (GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD REV2.0)
  • Fast, easy to install, not terribly loud, good controls over fan and lights in the software, good overlocking software
  • Great LEDs (although one LED light is out/dimmer)
  • The other issue is the coil whine. Maybe it's just the nature of the beast, but the occasional whine gets a little annoying sometimes.
  • Clocks higher than advertised easily. like all 1070s
  • The loudest coil whine I have ever had on a card. My bro has a MSI version of this card and there is no coil whine. It's very loud on this card
  • Did not come with anything but the card and driver disk. Not that I needed them, but would some cables or Install instructions been too much?
Connectivity
Interface
PCIe 3.0
PCI-E 3.0
Output(s)
HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D
DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort
What customers say about "Connectivity"
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder's Edition
  • Only uses about 120w so you don't need a beefy power supply either.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC 8G REV2.0 Graphic Cards (GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD REV2.0)
  • My laptop didn't have thunderbolt enabled but it did support it. Had to do a bios update then install the TB3 drivers. After that I connected the eGPU and everything worked.
  • If you are using an XPS, the first plug-in attempt will result in the book telling you the card isn't supported. Try to connect again and the card will work.
  • Works perfectly on Dell XPS 15, with a score of 8.7 on Steam VR; the USB ports on the back don't seem to work reliably if you connect more than 1. Have connected the mini-display port to the TV from the AORUS. The led lights are pretty cool as well.
  • One note for everyone out there you will need two 8-pin power connections on your PSU to get this one to run. I had an 4x4 and a 6 pin on the PSU I ordered for my last build 5 years ago, so I had to go get a new PSU since I didn't have a 6 to 8 pin adapter.
  • Most of the time it does not connect, but when it does it works great as intended. Only reason for 2 stars is the headache caused when I bring this to a LAN and have to spend an hour and a half getting it to connect.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, RoHS
Other Information
MSRP
299.00 $


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