Benchmarks gaming: Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box versus RX 580 Gaming Box
In the second set of benchmarks, the Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box competes with the version that uses the RX 580. Both are still connected to the two Dell XPS 13 laptops. We perform the same tests as before, both on the internal panel and using an external monitor. Once again, the internal monitor's results are missing in 4K because our two XPS 13 laptops have a Full HD display. Results with the GTX 1070 have a bar in Nvidia-green, scores of the RX 580 are displayed in AMD-red.
Far Cry Primal
In Far Cry Primal you can clearly see how the Thunderbolt 3 connection can limit the performance of the GTX 1070. This card should theoretically be a lot more powerful than the RX 580, but it still does not show higher frame rates when using the internal panel of the laptop. With the limited Thunderbolt bandwidth on the XPS 13 9360 you can clearly see how the GTX 1070 is held down by it.
In GTA V and Metro Last Light we also see that the frame rate of the Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box is far below the best result of the RX 580 Gaming Box. This is when the Nvidia variant is connected to the laptop with a limited Thunderbolt connection while the using the built-in panel to show the video output.