6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 2, 2016 4:19 PM by JFPhoton

    Laptop GTX 1060 vs GTX 1070


      hi looking for a little advice. I used photoshop, after effects, premier-pro and lightroom. My plan is to be able to edit on the move and need a new laptop, the question is is there any decent performance improvements in terms of render times, timeline scrubbing, etc with the GTX 1070, the selection of laptops with 1070's is much more limited than the with the GTX 1060 not to mention the higher price so is it worth it or will the GTX 1060 do just fine?


      many thanks

        • 1. Re: Laptop GTX 1060 vs GTX 1070
          RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

          the gtx 1060 should be plenty for adobe software and a modern laptop.

          • 2. Re: Laptop GTX 1060 vs GTX 1070
            Frosti7 Level 1

            Do you think that getting a 1070 over 1060 in a laptop would provide any benefit?
            according to puget system review 1060 1070 1080 the 1060 seems quite a bit slower in 1080p,
            BUT thats with three times faster i7-6950x processor then the laptops 6700HQ,

            bottom line is, would the i7-6700HQ processor will be the bottlneck for 1060? or 1070 can provide a substantial boost in 1080p? especially on scrubbing/playback



            • 3. Re: Laptop GTX 1060 vs GTX 1070
              RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

              it would depend on what is being done exactly, but for most premiere projects i would think that the laptop cpu would bottleneck before the gtx 1070 will be of use. like you pointed out, the 6950x is 2-3x faster than the laptop cpu, so the results from that article aren't going to translate to a laptop setup.

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              • 4. Re: Laptop GTX 1060 vs GTX 1070
                Bill Gehrke Most Valuable Participant

                I am quite happy with my laptop with an i7-4700HQ CPU and a GTX 765M.  So I see no reason why you would not be very happy with the GTX 1060 with more cores and more memory bandwidth.  But here is what you do, overclock the GPU Memory Clock to get a free major boost in the GPU performance.  I am absolutely delighted with my GTX 1060 in my i7-5960X @ 4.5GHz which is running very conservatively at a Memory Clock speed of (GPU-Z) 2400 MHz some tools show 4800Mhz and nVidia uses a virtual 8 Gbits/second which I am exceeding with my 9.6 Gbits/second.


                I hope you realize that any laptop really requires external power to do decent editing.  On battery power-only the slow everything down to achieve longer battery operation.  Timelines like my 4K XAVC-S 100 Mbits/second on my laptop that work perfectly with no loss of frames on full resolution playback lose many, many frames when I pull out the AC power connector

                • 5. Re: Laptop GTX 1060 vs GTX 1070
                  Frosti7 Level 1

                  there's a good deal for second hand laptop with i7-4700HQ and 870m gfx card.

                  i wonder if yet again, if the i7-4700HQ CPU wont be the bottleneck of 870m for video editing?

                  its 40% cheaper then a new 1070 laptop, i plan to edit 4k.

                  • 6. Re: Laptop GTX 1060 vs GTX 1070
                    JFPhoton Level 3

                    ....I have the same laptop as Bill. The newer 4 core i7 CPUs in laptops do not offer much performance gain over our "old" 4700HQ CPUs.


                    Our laptops are a little "limited" by our 765m GPUs that only have 2GB of DDR5 video memory.....4GB is better for use with 4K editing....I would look for a laptop with at least that much NVidia video memory.