EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC - Our Summary And Verdict
Performance Summary: The EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC delivered strong performance throughout our testing. In many of the benchmarks, the RTX 2070 performed nearly as well as a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and trailed by only a few percentage points. In the remainder of tests, the RTX 2070 performed closer to a GeForce GTX 1080 and Radeon RX Vega 64. In general though, the GeForce RTX 2070 was about 15 – 25% faster than the GTX 1080 and Vega 64, and excelled at 1440p. 4K gaming should also be a possibility with some titles, by cranking down the image quality settings somewhat.
The GeForce RTX 2070 has been one of the more highly anticipated Turing-based graphics cards, due to its lower cost of entry. At a $499 starting point for a reference, non-Founder’s Edition, the GeForce RTX 2070 isn’t exactly cheap, but it’s much more palatable than the higher-end GeForce RTX cards and is currently in-line with GeForce GTX 1080 and Radeon RX Vega 64 cards, which can be found for about $450 - $480 and up. Most of the custom GTX 1080s and Vega 64s are much pricier than that, however. The EVGA card we looked at here should arrive at a price point of $549. Looking back through the numbers, in light of current GPU pricing, the GeForce RTX 2070 is clearly the most attractive card in this price range. It offers the best performance per dollar, it’s relatively power friendly, overclockable, and it supports NVIDIA’s forward-looking ray tracing and DLSS technologies. In that regard, it wins across the board.
Assuming GeForce RTX 2070 cards hit the street at prices approaching their MSRPs once availability ramps, they are clearly the cards to buy in this price range.