Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070, GTX 1060 For Desktops, Gaming Laptops Compared
With a ton of games coming out in the market, the need for a powerful and reliable graphics processing unit (GPU) is expected to spike high in demand. Nvidia has options to offer, but which among GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070, GTX 1060 should you get?Advertisement
Choosing The Best GPU
The best bet is, of course, the top of the series, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080. The GPU includes 8GB of DDR5 RAM, 2,560 CUDA cores and a clock speed of 1,733 MHz. The middle one in the batch, the GTX 1070 offers the same 8GB of GDDR5 but tones down a bit with 2,048 cores and 1.645 MHz.
In this day and age of high resolution and virtual reality capable games, the specs count a lot. But then again, the pricing standpoint comes to mind.
Though Nvidia is a reliable brand, there are also competitors to consider. For people who are wary of the standards, the base GeForce GTX 1060 will likely be their starting point and upgrade once impressed.
The GTX 1060 offers specs that include 6GB DDR, 1,280 CUDA cores and 1,670 MHz. Unlike the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, the GTX 1060 is not SLI-compatible.
One thing that all the GPUs have in common is that all were based on the Pascal coding language. This means that they are not only expected to work well on desktops but on laptops as well.
From the looks of it, all are more than capable to impress and render the high-resolution graphics and prepared to take on the 4K display challenge. With desktops in focus, everyone knows that GPUs are only one part of the requirement.
Price or vote of confidence?
In the end, the choice will boil down to the price and the product confidence folks have on Nvidia. It could be any of the three GPUs, all made to address the high quality demands particularly in the new games now out in the open.