ASUS RTX 2070 ROG Strix OC Review
Published: 13th November 2018 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
After the big event that was the launch of the new nVidia RTX architecture in the form of the RTX 2080Tis we then reviewed a handful of the Turing TU106-400 GPUs that form the basis of the RTX 2070 platform. Whilst it isn't quite the superstar that the RTX 2080 is at 4K HDR is it nonetheless put in some very good results across the range of games in our test suite.
Today we have another pair of RTX 2070s to check out, the Zotac AMP Extreme and, first up, the ASUS RTX 2070 ROG Strix OC Edition.
To say that the ASUS Strix range has been a runaway success is almost underplaying how successful it has been. The first launch of products leant a little too heavily upon the thematic Strix Owl iconography and felt like ASUS were trying too hard to separate it from the regular ROG range. It very quickly found its feet and place in the market and now is usually where ASUS try out their more risky designs and features which has led to a suite of products which are never boring.
Does the RTX 2070 Strix OC continue this winning formula?
The RTX 2080Ti used the TU102-300A version of the Turing GPU, with 4352 Cores and 356-bit GDDR6. The RTX 2080 utilises the TU104-400A GPU with 2944 Cores and 256-bit GDDR6. Today's review card, the RTX 2070, is built using the TU106-400 GPU with 2304 Cores and 256-bit GDDR6.
This particular model of the three Strix RTX 2070s available is the OC Edition which means there is a switch on the card that swaps it from Gaming mode into OC Mode with a slightly higher boost clock.