MSI has yet another winner with its new custom GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING X, with kick ass performance and thermals to slick looks and a dual-fan design.
I'm not going to go too much into the performance of the card because it is going to be very similar to all RTX 2070 SUPER cards on the market, so where does MSI do things differently? Well, you'er going to buy this because you're an MSI fan -- or a fan of the look of the card.
Underneath, it's not going to make much difference - but MSI provides an excellent all-round package with its RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING X that is hard to ignore.
There's some OC wiggle room as well, with the 8GB of GDDR6 easily being overclocked to anywhere between 15-16Gbps, while the GPU can be cranked up (at least on my sample) to anywhere between 1975-2040MHz or so. It's a nice additional chunk of performance that I'm not going to complain about.
If you're gaming on a high refresh rate 1080p or 1440p gaming monitor then this is the perfect card for you, as you don't need the higher-end RTX 2080 SUPER or flagship RTX 2080 Ti. You could get away with the RTX 2070 SUPER without an issue, on thousands of games all maxed out at 120-144FPS.
I personally did a bunch of real-world gaming on the MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING X in both Apex Legends and Overwatch at 1440p with medium-high settings and enjoyed 120-150FPS without a problem. Hell, Overwatch can be dropped down a little more and 200FPS+ wasn't an issue on the RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING X.
We have close to RTX 2080 levels of performance, and numbers that easily best the Radeon RX 5700 XT and GTX 1080 Ti. You're getting a better-than-FE experience here with near silence, some great thermal performance, and OC headroom that will provide you with the perfect all-round graphics card.
Performance (overclocking, power) 95%
Quality (build, design, cooling) 90%
General Features (display outputs, etc) 90%
Bundle, Packaging & Software 90%
The Bottom Line
Virtually identical to the triple-fan RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING X TRIO from MSI, the new RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING X drops to a dual-fan cooler with all the bells and whistles in its higher-end sibling. Another kick ass GAMING X card from MSI.
- Page 1 [Introduction & Pricing]
- Page 2 [Specs: Turing GPU & No GDDR6 Upgrade]
- Page 3 [TWIN FROZR 7 Cooling]
- Page 4 [Detailed Look]
- Page 5 [Test System Specs]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Synthetic]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - 1080p]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - 1440p]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - 4K]
- Page 10 [Thermals & Power]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]