GeForce RTX 2070 Review With EVGA: Turing's Sweet Spot

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EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC - Shadow Of War And Wildlands

Monolith’s surprisingly fun Orc-slaying title Middle Earth: Shadow of War, delivers a ton of visual fidelity even at its lower quality settings. So, to maximize the eye-candy on these high-end graphics cards, we used the game’s Ultra quality preset and ran the benchmark routine at a couple of resolutions, topping out at 4K -- or, excuse us, 3840x2160 for the sticklers out there. All of the game's graphics-related options were enabled, along with Temporal AA and Camera Blur. We should note this is the latest installment in the successful game series and our review of Shadow of War is right here, if you'd like to catch up on the happenings in Middle Earth.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Action

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

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The EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC is more than 20% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 here and finishes well out in front of the Vega 64 card as well. The 1080 Ti continues to lead, but only by a couple of FPS.

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The frame and render times tell the same story. The EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC completes the workloads significantly faster than the 1080 and Vega 64, but not quite at the same pace as the 1080 Ti.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is a tactical shooter set in an open-world environment. The game is played from a third-person perspective, though there is an optional first person view when aiming certain guns. Players are members of the fictional "Ghosts", an elite special-operations unit of the United States Army. The game is also very taxing on system resources in general and perhaps not that well optimized, though it does look fantastic. We tested Wildlands -- which is a DX11 title -- with all of the in-game graphical options cranked up to their maximum values, at both 1440P and 4K. 

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

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We continued to see the same overall performance trend with Wildlands, but this time around the EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC's performance was closer to the GeForce GTX 1080's than it was the GTX 1080 Ti.

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