Is a 1070 Good for Valve Index?

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By Ralph Torres

Are you planning to buy a Valve Index and wondering if your NVIDIA GTX 1070 graphics card will be enough to power it? Well, the answer is not a simple yes or no. Let’s dive deeper into the specifications and requirements of the Valve Index and GTX 1070 to find out.

Valve Index Requirements

Before we discuss the compatibility of the GTX 1070 with Valve Index, let’s first take a look at the recommended requirements for Valve Index:

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or better
  • CPU: Dual Core with Hyper-Threading
  • RAM: 8GB+
  • Video Output: DisplayPort 1.2+ / HDMI 1.4b or better
  • USB Ports:1x USB 3.0+ / DisplayPort 1.2+ video output (for headset)

As per these requirements, the GTX 1070 should be able to handle Valve Index as it is better than the recommended NVIDIA GeForce GTX970.

GTX 1070 Specifications

Now let’s take a look at the specifications of GTX 1070:

  • CUDA Cores:1920
  • Base Clock:1506 MHz
  • Boost Clock:1683 MHz
  • TDP:150 W

The above specifications make it clear that GTX 1070 is a powerful graphics card that can handle most modern games without any issues. The card also has enough VRAM to handle VR games and applications.

GTX 1070 and Valve Index Compatibility

Now, coming back to our main question – Is a GTX 1070 good for Valve Index? The answer is yes, but with some limitations.

While the GTX 1070 can handle most VR applications without any issues, it may struggle with some of the more demanding games or applications available for Valve Index. This may result in lower frame rates or even stuttering during gameplay.

Additionally, if you plan to use supersampling or higher refresh rates on your Valve Index, you may need a more powerful graphics card like the NVIDIA RTX 2080 or above.


In conclusion, while the GTX 1070 is a powerful graphics card that meets the minimum requirements for Valve Index, it may struggle with some of the more demanding games or applications. If you already own a GTX 1070 and plan to play less demanding VR games on your Valve Index, then you should be fine. However, if you plan to play demanding games or use supersampling or higher refresh rates, you may need to upgrade your graphics card.