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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 vs. 970 Performance Comparison

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 has been grabbing headlines lately. The significant performance increase and consumer-friendly price point has earned NVIDIA’s ‘new king’ a position of pride in the graphics card market, but what about it’s sister release? The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 isn’t without merit, as a new chart presented by NVIDIA showcases.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 is a worthy successor to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, as can be seen in VRFocusNVIDIA GeForce GTX comparison guide. However, statistics on a board are one thing, but it’s the end user performance that matters. NVIDIA are keen to hammer home the message that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 does meet expectations for the upcoming 1000 series, presenting the below chart on the official product page for the new graphics card.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Performance

According to NVIDIA, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 will deliver more than twice the performance of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 when utilised for virtual reality (VR) software. However, no specific VR titles were mentioned, and as can be seen with the other qualifiers in the chart, your choice of software can significantly impact performance.

Of course, you could argue that this is marketing spiel. And while NVIDIA has allowed journalists across the globe early access to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 – including VRFocus – there has been no early previews of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 as of yet.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 is set to launch on 10th June 2016, with a $379 USD price tag. An NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition will also be available from the same date, priced at $449. VRFocus has already delivered the full specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, and will keep you updated with any further developments in NVIDIA’s push for VR Ready devices and software.