NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Video Card Review

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Fallout 4

Fallout4

Fallout 4 is an open world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. Fallout 4 is set in a post-apocalyptic Boston in the year 2287, 210 years after a devastating nuclear war, in which the player character emerges from an underground bunker known as a Vault. Gameplay is similar to Fallout 3.  The title is the fifth major installment in the Fallout series and was released worldwide on November 10th, 2015.

fallout4 settings

Fallout 4 was benchmarked with ultra image quality settings with TAA and 16x AF. These settings are tough for entry level discrete graphics cards, but are more than playable on high-end gaming graphics cards. V-Sync can’t be disabled in the games options, so we edited the necessary INI files and disabled vsync in the driver software as well. We used FRAPS to benchmark Fallout 4 after you emerge from the vault and are in The Commonwealth.

GeForce GTX 1070 Fallout 4 1080P

Benchmark Results: In Fallout 4, at 1920×1080, the GeForce GTX 1070 FE was found to be 36% faster than the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming card on the average frame rate.  We’re seeing the GTX 1070 FE to be approximately 7.5% slower than the factory overclocked Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti Amp! Extreme card, which is impressive to say the least!

GeForce GTX 1070 Fallout 4 2K

Benchmark Results: With the display resolution cranked up to 2560×1440 we GeForce GTX 1070 FE was still putting up a good fight by being 45% faster than the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming card, and was still knocking on the door of the Zotac and ASUS 980 Ti.

GeForce GTX 1070 Fallout 4 4K

Benchmark Results: When we increased the resolution to 3840×2160 for some 4K gaming goodness, the GeForce GTX 1070 FE was found to be only 10% faster than the Fury X and 48% faster than the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming card!

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  • Chad Hay

    Just got 18,300 score on firestrike with a zotac 1070 amp extreme running stock clocks, the card boosts to 2038mhz out of the box gonna push the overclock to the max today but im betting it will be one the best overclocking 1070’s especially since it only hit 54c max in firestrike. The only downside is it wont fit into a lot of cases hell i thought my cm storm stryker was a big case and it was a tight fit up against my hd’s and ssd’s cables. But it been great so far love the way it looks and the lighting and even when im gaming its very silent, cant hear it over my case fans.

  • Wookie Groomer

    Can’t wait to see 1070 sli benchmarks against the same cards, some day.

    • Nathan Kirsch

      Already asked for another for SLI testing… Crossing my fingers.

  • CCKMA

    For Ashes of the Singularity test, did you have async enabled for the DX12 test? Given Nvidia still doesn’t have hardware based async and is relying of software tricks to match the hardware edge AMD has with it’s GCN architecture that’s an important distinction to note and expand on

    • Nathan Kirsch

      I selected ‘high’ image quality settings and ran the test. Using v1.1, which has the GPU or CPU focused benchmark option.

  • Marko Novak

    Thx for Temperature & Noise Testing since that is one single information I still needed to know! Definitely waiting for 0db version or AIO water block…

    • Nathan Kirsch

      EVGA and others will certainly have a water cooled version and EKWB will more than likely have blocks soon.

  • Dmitri

    Yay !!!
    The idea to compare 1070 with older cards is nice.
    I’m using gtx570 (heavily overclocked) and it was mostly doing the job at 1920×1200.
    I was only tempted to upgrade to 900 series since i couldn’t see enough value to upgrade to 670 or 770, but then it was not using smaller process.
    So here we are.