1440p Performance Thoughts
Another game I use as a staple multi-GPU benchmark is Middle-earth: Shadow of War which is relentless on GPUs and VRAM, so the RTX 2070 SUPER NVLink scoring 144FPS average at 1440p was a big surprise. The single RTX 2070 SUPER performs well at 108FPS meaning the NVLink rig is 33% better, not bad - as it beats the RTX 2080 Ti once again with its 131FPS average in SoW.
4K Performance Thoughts
In the synthetic 3DMark and Heaven benchmarks the RTX 2070 SUPER NVLink setup shines... I wish we had that type of scaling in games as it's pretty much double across the board: FireStrike Ultra (the 4K run) sees single RTX 2070 SUPER with a GPU score of 5948 while the NVLink rig pushes 11,178. Imagine that type of scaling in more games... I want that world. Still, the 4K scaling in games isn't bad in what I tested so far.
But when it comes to games like Shadow of War at 4K, the RTX 2070 SUPER in NVLink really lights up with a gigantic 101FPS average compared to the single RTX 2070 SUPER and its 66FPS average, representing an increase of 53% -- that's what I'm talking about. If you want 4K 120FPS gaming you're going to need to spend the big bucks though with two RTX 2080 Ti in NVLink scoring 124FPS. Another thing: this is at Ultra, dialing down the settings will easily deliver 4K 120FPS gaming in Shadow of War on RTX 2070 SUPER NVLink.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider also enjoys a heavy uptick in performance with RTX 2070 SUPER NVLink with a huge 86% lift in performance over the single RTX 2070 SUPER. The RTX 2070 SUPER NVLink rig is also 36% faster than a stock RTX 2080 Ti which is damn impressive. Hell, the minimum FPS on the RTX 2070 SUPER NVLink setup is faster than the average FPS of the higher-end RTX 2080 Ti.
Rainbow Six Siege is another game that just scoops up that multi-GPU horsepower, I mean look at this chart. 120FPS average on RTX 2070 SUPER NVLink is a 62% increase in performance over the single card at just 74FPS at 4K. But look at the RTX 2080 Ti in NVLink... wow.
Last updated: Sep 24, 2019 at 12:29 am CDT