MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming X Breaks Cover Early With RGB Goodness
If the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are too rich for your blood, the company's "entry-level" GeForce RTX 2070 will launch later this month. Priced from $499 for third-party cards, the GeForce RTX 2070 could find a home in many gaming rigs. Enter the MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming X, which has a dual fan cooling solution, rather than the triple fan cooling solution some RTX 2070 cards utilize (a la the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070).
The MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming X is a dual-slot video card, which might make this appealing to gamers who need a decent video card that can fit into a case that lacks the space for a thicker triple slot card. MSI fits the card with bands of RBG lighting; which we're assuming will be user-selectable.
If this MSI card doesn’t float your boat, ASUS has a couple other GeForce RTX 2070 video cards along with that ROG Strix version mentioned before. It has the GeForce RTX 2070 Dual that is a thicker 2.7-slot card using a larger heatsink to keep the GPU cool; ASUS also has the GeForce RTX 2070 Turbo video card. NVIDIA confirmed not long ago that the GeForce RTX 2070 would launch October 17 starting at $499 ($599 for the Founders Edition). While specifications for the MSI Geforce RTX 2070 Gaming X aren't detailed; we do know the tech specs for the GeForce RTX 2070 in general.
NVIDIA's specs for GeForce RTX 2070 cards include 2034 CUDA cores with a base clock of 1410MHz. The 8GB of GDDR5 memory the card uses has a 256-bit memory interface and effective bandwidth of 448GB/sec. None of the GeForce RTX 2070 cards will offer SLI capability; gamers will need to step up to the GeForce RTX 2080 or 2080Ti to gain support for multiple video cards. Check out our review for more detail on NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti cards.