GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition is only 12 percent faster than a GTX 1080 but costs 33 percent more

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Historically, Nvidia’s second-string x70 cards have delivered the best price to performance ratio, making them easy picks for the best graphics cards. Sure, the x80 model was faster, but it also cost significantly more. The GTX 970 and GTX 1070 were the most popular cards of their day, and the RTX 2070 was expected to continue that tradition. Unfortunately, lack of competition from AMD could make the RTX 2070 the least desirable step-down graphics card in Nvidia’s history, and with a base price of $499—$599 for the RTX 2070 Founders Edition we’re looking at in this review—the newest member of the Turing family definitely isn’t going after the $300-$400 price point we like for mainstream GPUs.

GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition Specifications

Architecture: Turing TU106
Lithography: TSMC 12nm FinFET
Transistor Count: 10.8 billion
Die Size: 445mm2
Streaming Multiprocessors: 36
CUDA Cores: 2,304
Tensor Cores: 288
RT Cores: 36
Render Outputs: 64
Texture Units: 144
Base Clock: 1410MHz
Boost Clock: 1710MHz
Memory Speed: 14 GT/s
GDDR6 Capacity: 8GB
Bus Width: 256-bit
TDP: 185W

 

That’s the bad news. The good news is that Nvidia says the ‘reference’ RTX 2070 cards should be widely available, meaning the $100 price premium on the Founders Edition shouldn’t be required. The RTX 2070 is also plenty fast, beating the previous generation GTX 1080 in virtually all the games I’ve tested. But we were spoiled by the large generational upgrade of the GTX 1070, and in contrast the 2070 feels more than a little underwhelming.

The GTX 970 remains one of the most popular graphics cards ever produced, even with its 3.5GB + 512GB segmented VRAM snafu. The GTX 1070 brought significantly improved performance, topping the previous generation GTX 980 Ti at a substantially lower price. The RTX 2070 meanwhile clearly falls short of the GTX 1080 Ti, and only delivers a modest 10 percent improvement over the GTX 1080. Is that enough to tempt gamers to upgrade, or will they be sitting out this generation?

 

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