Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming Video Card Review


Grand Theft Auto V


Grand Theft Auto V, currently one of the hottest PC games, was finally released for the PC on April 14, 2015. Developed by Rockstar, it is set in 2013 and the city of Los Santos. It utilizes the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) which Rockstar has been using since 2006, with multiple updates for technology improvements.



In Grand Theft Auto V we set the game to run with no MSAA with 16x AF and high image quality settings as we didn’t want the GPU to bottleneck the system too bad, but wanted a setup that your average gamer would actually play on. We used the games built-in benchmark utility to have at least one game we used that could be compared to your setup at home. We averaged all the five of the default benchmark runs and omitted both the minimum and maximum values as those results are garbage due to major inconsistencies.


1080P Benchmark Results: The GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming came in at 125 FPS on average for GTAV, so you’ll have no problem on this game title on a 1080P display!


1440P Benchmark Results: Scaling up the resolution to 1440P, the GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming was only 1 FPS higher than the GeForce GTX 1070 FE, so the extra clock speed doesn’t help too much. A 1% performance gain from a 5.8% clock speed is a bit lower than we expected, but we triple checked everything and we clearly are being performance limited by more than just the cards overall GPU clock speed.


4K Ultra HD Benchmark Results: Moving up to a 4K gaming resolution the GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming is only 1 FPS ahead of the GTX 1070 FE and has respectable performance for this price point as it hangs with many of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti partner boards that were hundreds more just months ago.