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AORUS RTX 2070 XTREME Review

 

Much has been said about NVIDIA’s RTX GPUs. Be it you agree with the popular opinion or not, the point is NVIDIA’s RTX GPUs are here to stay and the industry is better off for that.Let’s not forget, someone had to build the first Ray Tracing capable GPU on the market and NVIDIA has done just that, much as the firm built the world’s first GPU 20 years ago. Naturally we would all like to have the power of the RTX 2080 Ti GPU in our systems, but the high pricing simply makes this unfeasible for a great number of people. So, something a little more affordable is in order and that’s the RTX 2070 GPU and more specifically – the AORUS RTX 2070 Xtreme.

Why then out of all RTX 2070 options would you buy this one? Well there’s a number of reasons for this so let’s start with a simple thing such as the warranty. GIGABYTE is offering a 4-year warranty (provided you register within 30 days of purchase) on this graphics card. Usually this sort of thing wouldn’t make it into a review, but with the reported issues on some RTX GPUs, this just may come in handy, so it’s well worth being conscious of this when looking at alternative RTX 2070 offerings. No issues have been reported on the RTX 2070’s but you never know, especially since it came out a little later than the other two.

As reasonable as the above sounds, we don’t buy graphics cards based on what may happen should they fail for whatever reason. No, we buy them primarily if not exclusively for games. In as far as that goes, this graphics card has the minerals to play any modern game at QHD or 1440P as it’s called. Be it you’re using a wide screen 21:9 3440×1440 monitor or the more common 16:9 2560×1440 setting, the AORUS Xtreme copes with these resolutions quite well. Better yet is that this card, especially when overclocked, delivers performance that is closer to what an RTX 2080 would give you. Yes, a similar overclock on the RTX 2080 would widen that performance gap, but consider this for a moment. There’s no game right now which the RTX 2080 could run at a 4K comfortably which would not be playable with the AORUS RTX 2070 as well at at slightly lower settings.

Before we go any further, let’s take a look at the specifications against its GPU stable mate, the RTX 2060 GPU and in this case the GIGABYTE RTX 2060 GAMING PRO OC (Review here)


Specifications
Model GIGABYTE RTX 2060 GAMING PRO OC AORUS RTX 2070 Xtreme
Processor TU106 (RTX 2060) TU106 (RTX 2070)
Core Clock (Boost) 1830 MHz 1815 MHz
RTX-OPS 39 48
CUDA Cores 1920 2304
Memory Clock 1400 MHz 14142 MHz
Memory Size 6 GB 8 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Bus 192 bit 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth 336 GB/s 448 GB/s
Dimensions 280,35×116,45×40,24 mm 290×134,31×59.9 mm
Power Connectors 8 Pin *1 8 Pin*1, 6 Pin*1
Output DP 1.4 *3, HDMI 2.0b*1 DP 1.4 *3, HDMI 2.0b *3

As evident in the specifications, the the RTX 2070 houses about 20% more of everything than the RTX 2060 with which it shares a GPU die. That difference while useful doesn’t necessarily mean the performance differences are 20%, they will vary as and when different titles place load on different parts of the GPU.


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