Originally Posted by desertdome
In the reviews I've seen, the 1070 is meeting or exceeding the 980ti in almost all benchmarks. I think I saw it one frame behind on one game. Overclocking yielded a 9-14% improvement on the GTX 1070. In 3DMark Firestrike, the OC 980ti got 17,420 while the OC GTX 1070 got 17,824. Here are some results from Guru3d:
This all depends upon which reviews you look at (I have spent far too many hours seeking out every drop of information, I have no idea why
), many have the cards within just a few percent of each other while others (like the one you posted) show a larger gap. It's also seeming rather odd that often the numbers shown are not what people are seeing at home (from previous 9xx series and the 1080). Some of the most extensive testing done has shown that the fastest 980ti's are within a couple percent of the FE 1080 (both oc'd to their limits where it appears Maxwell see's a greater performance gain versus Pascal). Now granted this is with non-reference 980ti and FE 1080 so that obviously can change.
This could also be another example of driver gimping done by Nvidia to make the newer gpu's seem even faster (versus previous gen) than they truly are (which they have done in the past, I have experienced this first hand and kept older drivers installed due to performance). Optimal drivers should be used for each gpu and the latest drivers are not always the best performing across the board. I think at some point we have all loaded a new driver and seen various games decrease in performance. Now this is not to imply that Nvidia is gimping the drivers on purpose (put the tinfoil hats away), it could just be a result of optimizing for the newest hardware (which is understandable but unfortunate for those on previous hardware).
The one thing that cannot be denied is that the 1070 has a 2gb vram advantage over the 980ti (which a few games will use at 4k if it is present).
I am truly impressed with the 1070/1080 performance/watt but I am not buying into all the hyperbole. I am eagerly awaiting the TI/Titan or AMD Vega gpu's where hopefully we'll see a true 4k/60 single gpu solution.
* Oh and I should also state that most of my impressions are based upon 4k performance and not 1080p (basically these cards are all overkill for 1080p gaming, other than maybe max settings @144hz with certain games).