4. Dark Soul III, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Power concumption
The Dark Soul III game's maximum frame rate is fixed to 60 fps. For this reason, all the cards on the chart below come side-by-side in the lower than 4K resolutions. Obviously, playing the specific game at 2560 x 1440 pixels is the optimal choice for the GTX 1070.
The very demanding Assassin's Creed: Syndicate title always requires high GPU resources in order to be playable. The GeForce GTX 1070 recorded the third highest frame rate in all conditions. Any GPU would find it hard to cope with 4K gaming of the specific title, so using 2-way SLI would make sense here.
We measured the power consumption of the system during the benchmarks with each GPU. Both idle and maximum power figures we recorded.
The consumption of the Pascal -generation cards - both the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 - at idle state is about 40W, which is 5W less than the idle we recorded for the GTX 980 and 17W less than the idle power consumption we measured with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP Extreme.
The GeForce GTX 1070 was about 30W less power hungry compared to the GTX 1080 during almost all the benchmarks, besides the Dark Seoul III. This difference is reasonable considering the TDPs of the two cards.In the Dark Seoul III benchmark, since the FPS was limited to 60fps, the power of the GeForce GTX 1070-based system consumed at 1,920 x 1,080 just 123W - 10 W less than the consumption of the GeForce GTX 1080.
However, setting the resolution to 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resulting to power consumption of 210 W for the GeForce GTX 1070, while the GeForce GTX 1080 required just 172W.
In terms of power-to-performance ratio, the GTX 1070 continues the tradition of the GT X1080 and crashes the GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP Extreme, delivering a great benefit compared to the GeForce GTX 980.