Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme - Our Summary And Verdict
Performance Summary: The Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme performed well throughout our entire battery of tests. Due to its somewhat higher peak, GPU boost clock, the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme was able to outrun the EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC we have previously featured, across the board. In light of the entire line-up of cards we tested, the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme typically keeps pace with, but finishes behind, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. The Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme, however, clearly outpaces the GeForce GTX 1080 and Radeon RX Vega 64.
We really like the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme. Gigabyte did a lot of things right with this card. Not only does the Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme feature a healthy factory overclock that’ll give it a slight edge over many other RTX 2070s, including NVIDIA’s own Founder’s Edition, but Gigabyte beefed up the power circuitry, outfitted the card with a sturdy, yet functional and stylized back plate, powerful and quiet cooling solution, and customizable lighting all-around. The Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme also proved to be a capable overclocker and it’s got a more flexible output configuration than other GeForce RTX 2070 series cards. Gigabyte’s warranty and bundle are top-shelf as well, and for limited like includes a game code for BFV.
Overall, the only nit-pick we have is pricing. The Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme currently sells for about $620, which puts it at the high-end of the RTX 2070 scale. If you want all of the bells and whistles and like the idea of a significant factory overclock though, this is one heck of a nice graphics card.