COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V Review

COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V Review

COLORFUL has one of the most unique looking custom GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER cards on the market.

@anthony256
Published Tue, May 12 2020 10:12 PM CDT   |   Updated Thu, Jul 30 2020 4:20 PM CDT
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: COLORFUL (B07V516J12)

Introduction

COLORFUL is a brand not many people have heard of, but it deserves some more of that warm spotlight -- so because I'm a huge nerd and enthusiast and have a job where I can review graphics cards for a living -- I try to find weird and wonderful custom graphics cards to review.

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This is where Chinese company COLORFUL comes into play, with the first Turing-based graphics card that I reviewed from COLORFUL was the astounding iGame GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Vulcan X OC-V (my review here). It is my favorite custom GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER thanks to its kick ass performance, and slick design -- the LCD and backplate on the card are just the cherry on top.

I've been trying to get my hands-on the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER outings from COLORFUL, and it has taken me months. But my friends, the day is finally here. I have in my hands the COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V.

The big difference here is that the Advanced OC-V doesn't have the awesome LCD or best-backplate-in-the-business... but it does have something COLORFUL calls the "Silver Shark" cooler which I love.

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As I said, COLORFUL has some of the weirdest and wonderful custom graphics cards on the market and the design of the iGame GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V is no different. Right out of the box it looks unique, with its red trim around the center fan that is flanked by two black fans. The triple-fan cooler is a beast, and it is a thin card on top of that.

COLORFUL used "upgraded armor" with alloy casting technics that the company says "make it harder and seem more technical". They've used a space grey color theme and highlight the red energy core (which again, just looks so cool). There are 5 different RGB effects that help the card stand out in your gaming PC, too.

The RGB effects in the center fan are pretty damn cool -- it reminds me of the Iron Man and his Arc Reactor.

If you can buy the card in your market, the COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V should cost around $550-$600, the same as other custom RTX 2070 SUPER graphics cards.

You can buy the COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V on Ali Express here.

Detailed Look

COLORFUL is using an upgraded Silver Shark 2.0 on its iGame GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V, which uses the iGame Vacuum Ice Piece Technics cooler. It's a multi-part process that contains the solid back plate armor, a power supply heat sink, 5 x 8mm pure copper heat pipes, and then the iGame breathing light.

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The packaging for the COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V has a menancing-looking box.

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From the front we have that wicked design, with the triple-fan Silver Shark 2.0 cooler.

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See what I mean by the design? The center and its red energy core look great, I don't think I've seen a graphics card quite like this before.

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I do wish COLORFUL did more with the backplate, especially considering just how damn good the backplate is on the higher-end iGame GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Vulcan X OC-V.

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You will get 3 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, and 1 x VirtualLink connector on the end of the card.

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You'll need dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors for the card.

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From the top you can see the iGAME branding at the top, which glows with RGB goodness. You can tweak it through COLORFUL's own software that you can download from their website. The iGameZone II software is used for overclocking and tweaking, and you can grab it right here.

Test System Specs & Synthetic Benchmarks

GPU Test Rig Specs

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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Anthony's Test System Specifications

Additional Images

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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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3DMark TimeSpy

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3DMark TimeSpy Extreme

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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 hitting exactly 144FPS average in Shadow of War at 1080p with the COLORFUL iGame RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V, while 80FPS average is a find performance in Metro Exodus. We're a few FPS behind the RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition in Shadow of War, but a few FPS ahead in Metro Exodus here.

Far Cry New Dawn runs beautifully at 111FPS average, 1FPS faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition -- but much quieter, and cooler -- oh and it looks sweet, too. 139FPS average in Shadow of the Tomb Raider rounds out our 1080p benchmarks, just 1FPS away from the slightly higher-end RTX 2080.

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

Over 100FPS in Shadow of War at 1440p is impressive to see, again it's a few FPS behind the RTX 2070 SUPER FE here. COLORFUL's custom iGame RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V breaches 60FPS average in Metro Exodus at 1440p, unlike the RTX 2070 SUPER FE which reaches just 58FPS in comparison.

Far Cry New Dawn runs at over 100FPS average on the iGame RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V at 1440p, a 2FPS lead over the RTX 2070 SUPER FE while we're seeing 110FPS average in Shadow of the Tomb Raider -- an improvement of 2FPS average.

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

Don't go out and buy any GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER for 4K gaming and expect 60FPS+ out of the box on Ultra settings, but still -- games like Shadow of War on the COLORFUL iGame RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V run at over 60FPS at 4K.

Metro Exodus is a little more punishing here with 39FPS average, which is 3FPS better than the RTX 2070 SUPER FE -- meanwhile we hit 61FPS in Far Cry New Dawn, which is identical to the last-gen GTX 1080 Ti. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is near identical, with 62FPS average -- except here the GTX 1080 Ti loses to the RTX 2070 SUPER.

Temp & Power

Temperatures

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COLORFUL is keeping things pretty damn cool with the iGame GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V, with GPU temps sitting at around 64-65C during all of my testing. With GPU benchmarking sessions of Heaven at 4K and many hours of Apex Legends on the card and it never breaching 65C.

Power Consumption

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The power consumption on the COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V falls exactly in line with other custom RTX 2070 SUPER cards at around 310W. It's also great to see that you get this much more power in a card that not only runs much cooler, but performs better than the GTX 980 Ti -- which uses more power, is not as fast, and definitely not as cool.

What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts

What's Hot

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  • The design: COLORFUL has one of the most unique GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics cards on the market, by far -- and I dig it.
  • OC/turbo button: Not that it's overly useful, but it brings back some of my oldest memories of gaming on a PC with a Turbo button back in the 90s. Man, those were the days... my 486 DX2-66 was awesome back then. Turbo button FTW.
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  • Act Reactor/Iron Man style: Seriously, the Arc Reactor-style design with the cooler looks f***ing boss. I love it -- it really looks awesome in the PC with all the RGB lighting bouncing off of it.
  • RTX 2070 SUPER performance: You get better-than-Founders performance with the COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V, but that's expected. You are going to have no issues at 1440p, while 3440x1440 UltraWide monitors will find a home with this card as it easily handles games on the 21:9 aspect ratio. 4K isn't too bad either, but you'd want be playing esports games like Fortnite for high FPS.
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  • Thermal performance: It's one of the coolest operating cards I've tested, falling into the range of mid-range GeForce GTX 1660 series cards at just 65C.

What's Not

  • Backplate looks cheap: I really love the front of the card, but man is the backplate disappointing. It doesn't detract from teh card so much, but when the RTX 2070 SUPER cards all fall pretty much within 5% of each other -- every little bit matters. The front is so awesome, the back... not so much.
  • Not available everywhere: COLORFUL is a brand that isn't available everywhere, so they're harder to find. Still, if you can find one you won't be disappointed.

Final Thoughts

COLORFUL does it again -- a mostly unknown brand when it comes to the world of ASUS, MSI, ZOTAC and EVGA. Still, thanks to the strict control over most of the internals, NVIDIA doesn't allow AIBs to stray too far from the Founders Edition form. This means we have a limited 2070MHz or so boost GPU overclock on virtually every custom RTX 2070 SUPER.

The COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V is no different: its out of the box boost GPU clocks are 1950MHz or so, but I was able to squeeze another 120MHz or so out of it for a max GPU clock of 2070MHz. The card did run a little warmer, up towards 68-70C from 64-65C -- but with no adjustments to the fan curve, it would run cooler with some faster-operating fans.

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I spent a considerable chunk of time playing Apex Legends at 3440 x 1440 on a new UltraWide monitor I'm testing from Viotek, with the in-game visuals reduced to all low I was seeing 144FPS average without a problem.

2560 x 1440 monitor owners will be happy with a card like the COLORFUL iGame RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V, since you'll easily hit 144FPS average (or higher) in games like Overwatch and CS:GO. You don't necessarily need a GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER or GeForce RTX 2080 Ti for 1440p and 3440 x 1440.

If you can find COLORFUL products where you live, and were looking at buying a GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER anyway -- you're going to get performance that's indistinguishable between any other major brand. You're going to be buying it pretty much on looks and pricing, with COLORFUL having one of, if not the most unique GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER that I've seen so far.

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COLORFUL's custom iGame GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced OC-V is the perfect card if Robert Downey Jr. were a PC gamer, and didn't want to splurge a little more for the RTX 2080 SUPER or RTX 2080 Ti versions of the Advanced OC-V cards.

That Arc Reactor-style cooler looks so good in a gaming PC it's not funny. Now for the next one COLORFUL, could you make that red circle spin? How insane would that be!

Performance

95%

Quality

95%

Features

90%

Value

90%

Overall

93%

The Bottom Line

COLORFUL has one of the most interestingly styled custom GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics cards here, where if you can find it in your country -- it is well worth a look!

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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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