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GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC Review

GIGABYTE's GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC goes under the review microscope.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Oct 16 2019 1:06 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 6:57 PM CST
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE (B07WN6WB4G)

Introduction, Pricing & Detailed Specs

GIGABYTE sent over both its GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC (which I reviewed here) and the higher-end GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC a few weeks ago, with my time with them complete my second review on the RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC is now here.

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The higher-end SUPER graphics card is everything the RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC is and more, providing that extra oomph in performance above NVIDIA's own GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition, and GIGABYTE's own custom RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC graphics card.

GBIGABYTE tweaks things a little with its take, with the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC and its GPU clocked at up to 1815MHz compared to 1770MHz or so on the Founders Edition. We have the same 8GB of GDDR6 memory with 448GB/sec of memory bandwidth at play here, too.

One of the bigger differences here is that you can throw GIGABYTE's GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC into an NVLink setup and enjoy some pretty damn good performance in SLI-enabled games. I've tested GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics cards in NVLink here, something you should read up on before you decide to go down that path.

Pricing

The GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC graphics card was listed on Amazon at $549 at the time of writing, with two of them in an NVLink configuration setting you back $1100. I would recommend getting a single GeForce RTX 2080 Ti at that point, unless you really, really want to go down the RTX 2070 SUPER NVLink route.

Detailed Specs

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Cooling Tech

GIGABYTE uses its WindForce 3X cooling technology on the RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC, but it features some changes between the RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC. First off it's a 2.5-slot card so the heat sink is definitely chunkier, and the triple fans are also larger than the 80mm units used on the RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC.

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There are 3 x 82mm fans on the RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC and 6 composite heat pipes compared to the 3 x 80mm fans and 4 x composite heat pipes on the RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC from GIGABYTE.

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We still have the same breakdown for the card, with alternate spinning fans on the card and a really great metal back plate.

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I really dig the alternate spinning fan solution GIGABYTE goes for here with its RTX 2070 SUPER and RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC graphics cards.

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Once again, we have the same WindForce 3X cooling tech underneath this card -- with the same unique fan blade design, 3D Active Fan tech to provide a silent idle operation, direct touch heat pipes, and the composite heat pipe tech keeping the Turing GPU nice and cool.

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It wouldn't be a new graphics card in 2019 without RGB lightning, right?!

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You've got some handy power indicators on the back of the card, and an even better 4-year warranty from GIGABYTE.

Detailed Look

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GIGABYTE has used identical retail packaging on its GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC as the RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC variant, with a Transformer-like eye on the front looking menancing.

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From the front of the RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC you wouldn't be able to tell much difference between the lower-end RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC, but it is thicker and bigger (and a tad heavier).

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There's no real difference on the back, with GIGABYTE using a backplate on its RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC.

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Display connectivity is about the same with 3 x DP, 1 x HDMI, and 1 x VirtualLink.

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This is where the big differences between the RTX 2060 SUPER and RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC graphics cards come into play -- the thickness of the cards. GIGABYTE's GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC is a dual-slot card while the RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC is a thicker 2.5-slot card.

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You'll need 8+6-pin PCIe power connectors for the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC.

Test System Specs

Our New GPU Test Rig

Welcome to the latest revision of our GPU test bed, with our system being upgraded from the Intel Core i7-7700K to the Core i7-8700K. The CPU is cooled by the Corsair H115i PRO cooler, with the 8700K overclocked to 5GHz. We've stayed with GIGABYTE for our motherboard with their awesome Z370 AORUS Gaming 7.

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We approached our friends at HyperX for a kit of their kick ass HyperX Predator DDR4-2933MHz RAM (HX429C15PB3AK4/32), with 2 x 8GB sticks for a total of 16GB DDR4-2933. The RAM stands out through every minute of our testing as it has beautiful RGB lights giving the system a slick look while benchmarking our lives away, while the Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard joins in with its own array of RGB lighting.

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Detailed Tech Specs

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K @ 5GHz
  • Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H115i PRO
  • MB: Z370 AORUS Gaming 7
  • RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) HyperX Predator DDR4-2933
  • SSD: 1TB OCZ RD400 NVMe M.2
  • SSD: 512GB OCZ RD400 NVMe M.2
  • PSU: InWin 1065W PSU
  • Chassis: In Win X-Frame
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro x64

Additional Images

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Benchmarks - Synthetic

3DMark Fire Strike - 1080p

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3DMark has been a staple benchmark for years now, all the way back to when The Matrix was released and Futuremark had bullet time inspired benchmarks. 3DMark is the perfect tool to see if your system - most important, your CPU and GPU - is performing as it should. You can search results for your GPU, to see if it falls in line with other systems based on similar hardware.

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3DMark Fire Strike - 1440p

3DMark has been a staple benchmark for years now, all the way back to when The Matrix was released and Futuremark had bullet time inspired benchmarks. 3DMark is the perfect tool to see if your system - most important, your CPU and GPU - is performing as it should. You can search results for your GPU, to see if it falls in line with other systems based on similar hardware.

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3DMark Fire Strike - 4K

3DMark has been a staple benchmark for years now, all the way back to when The Matrix was released and Futuremark had bullet time inspired benchmarks. 3DMark is the perfect tool to see if your system - most important, your CPU and GPU - is performing as it should. You can search results for your GPU, to see if it falls in line with other systems based on similar hardware.

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Heaven - 1080p

Heaven is an intensive GPU benchmark that really pushes your silicon to its limits. It's another favorite of ours as it has some great scaling for multi-GPU testing, and it's great for getting your GPU to 100% for power and noise testing.

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Heaven - 1440p

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Heaven - 4K

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Benchmarks - 1080p

1080p Benchmarks

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a sequel to the popular Shadow of Mordor, which was powered by the Lithtech engine. When cranked up to maximum detail, it will chew through your GPU and its VRAM like it's nothing.

You can buy Middle-earth: Shadow of War at Amazon.

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Metro Exodus is one of the hardest tests that our graphics cards have to go through, with 4A Games' latest creation being one of the best looking games on the market. It is a serious test that pushes GPUs to their limits, and also features RTX technologies like DLSS.

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Far Cry New Dawn was developed by Ubisoft, and is powered the Dunia Engine, an engine that has been modified over the years for Far Cry and last used in Far Cry 5. Dunia Engine itself was a modified version of CRYENGINE, scaling incredibly well on all sorts of hardware.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the latest games to join our graphics card benchmark lineup, with the game built using the Foundation engine as a base, the same engine in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Eidos Montreal R&D department made lots of changes to the engine during the development of Shadow of the Tomb Raider to make it one of the best-looking games out right now.

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1080p Benchmark Performance Thoughts

We're looking at better-than-FE performance with GIGABYTE's custom GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC at 1080p, offering a few more FPS here and there depending on the game.

GIGABYTE's GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC can handle most AAA titles at 1080p 60FPS without a single issue, right through to 100-120FPS depending on the game. Even stellar games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider are seeing 135FPS average at 1080p, while Shadow of War performs perfectly at 147FPS average at 1080p on the GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC.

Benchmarks - 1440p

1440p Benchmarks

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a sequel to the popular Shadow of Mordor, which was powered by the Lithtech engine. When cranked up to maximum detail, it will chew through your GPU and its VRAM like it's nothing.

You can buy Middle-earth: Shadow of War at Amazon.

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Metro Exodus is one of the hardest tests that our graphics cards have to go through, with 4A Games' latest creation being one of the best looking games on the market. It is a serious test that pushes GPUs to their limits, and also features RTX technologies like DLSS.

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Far Cry New Dawn was developed by Ubisoft, and is powered the Dunia Engine, an engine that has been modified over the years for Far Cry and last used in Far Cry 5. Dunia Engine itself was a modified version of CRYENGINE, scaling incredibly well on all sorts of hardware.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the latest games to join our graphics card benchmark lineup, with the game built using the Foundation engine as a base, the same engine in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Eidos Montreal R&D department made lots of changes to the engine during the development of Shadow of the Tomb Raider to make it one of the best-looking games out right now.

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1440p Benchmark Performance Thoughts

GIGABYTE's custom GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC holds up at 1440p as expected, beating out NVIDIA's reference RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition by a single 1FPS in Shadow of War -- with a kick ass result of 109FPS. It's on the heels of the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 SUPER here, and beats the Radeon RX 5700 XT without a problem.

Metro Exodus sees the magic 60FPS average mark being hit, 2FPS above the RTX 2070 FE and 2FPS better than AMD's flagship Radeon RX 5700 XT. Shadow of the Tomb Raider performance remains impressive, with 107FPS average -- but again, the Navi-based RX 5700 XT is on its heels with 104FPS average at 1440p.

Benchmarks - 4K

4K Benchmarks

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a sequel to the popular Shadow of Mordor, which was powered by the Lithtech engine. When cranked up to maximum detail, it will chew through your GPU and its VRAM like it's nothing.

You can buy Middle-earth: Shadow of War at Amazon.

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Metro Exodus is one of the hardest tests that our graphics cards have to go through, with 4A Games' latest creation being one of the best looking games on the market. It is a serious test that pushes GPUs to their limits, and also features RTX technologies like DLSS.

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Far Cry New Dawn was developed by Ubisoft, and is powered the Dunia Engine, an engine that has been modified over the years for Far Cry and last used in Far Cry 5. Dunia Engine itself was a modified version of CRYENGINE, scaling incredibly well on all sorts of hardware.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the latest games to join our graphics card benchmark lineup, with the game built using the Foundation engine as a base, the same engine in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Eidos Montreal R&D department made lots of changes to the engine during the development of Shadow of the Tomb Raider to make it one of the best-looking games out right now.

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4K Benchmark Performance Thoughts

I wouldn't recommend buying the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC for its 4K performance, but I definitely recommend it over using the RTX 2060 SUPER at 4K. Starting with Shadow of War we have 67FPS average, just 1FPS above the RTX 2070 SUPER FE, and a much higher 12FPS faster than the RX 5700 XT at 4K.

Metro Exodus hangs in there with 37FPS average, virtually identical to the 36FPS of the previous-gen GTX 1080 Ti. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a gorgeous game at 4K and can be enjoyed at that magic 60FPS average mark on the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC graphics card.

Thermals & Power

Thermals

GIGABYTE keeps things really cool with its WindForce 3X cooling technology on the RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC graphics card, with our under-load temperatures sticking to 63C. This matches most of the best cards in our stack.

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Power

GIGABYTE's GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC isn't bad with power consumption, with the full Core i7-8700K system chewing down 300W during heavy loads.

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Final Thoughts

You wouldn't necessarily buy NVIDIA's own reference GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition (my review here) anymore, when there are custom designs that whoop its ass all over the shop. GIGABYTE does this with its custom GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC, offering better-than-FE performance, virtually silent operation, and much cooler temperatures under load.

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If you're a 1440p monitor owner at 60Hz then this is the perfect card for you, but if you're playing esports-style games like Apex Legends, Overwatch, League of Legends, CS:GO then the RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC is going to be absolutely fine. You'll reach 100FPS+ average in all of those games with some in-game visual setting tweaks.

GIGABYTE also has your back when it comes to 4K gaming if you want to jump into some high-end AAA games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro Exodus, and many others offering 60FPS or so. Once again, if you drop some of those details down to medium you're going to get 60FPS minimum, which is a minimum requirement for me personally. 4K gaming at 30FPS isn't ideal, that's for sure.

If you're in the market for a new custom graphics card, the WindForce 3X cooling system on the GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC will take care of you, while performance is there in spades. The stock RTX 2070 SUPER FE is already a powerful card, with GIGABYTE offering a few more percentage points of performance all while being a few percentage points quieter and cooler.

Performance (overclocking, power)

90%

Quality (build, design, cooling)

90%

General Features (display outputs, etc)

90%

Bundle, Packaging & Software

90%

Overall

90%

The Bottom Line

WindForce 3X cooling tech, RGB lighting, nothing too over-the-top. This is what GIGABYTE offers with its GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC, and enough performance to handle today's games without a problem.

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GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC 8G Graphics Card

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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