Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme Review: Overclocked, Custom Outputs

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Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme - 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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We are firmly in "broken record" territory here. As you can see, the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme lands in the same position, smack dab in between the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and EVGA RTX 2070 XC.

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The frame and render times in the Shadow Of War benchmark reflect what the average frame rates tell us above -- the faster cards spend less time rendering frames, and land in similar positions on the charts.

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 saw a similar performance trend in the Wildlands tests, though the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti pulls a bit further ahead. The Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme still manages to outpace the EVGA card though, and clearly ourtuns the GeForce GTX 1080.

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