Today we are going to explore the best RTX 2070 Super graphics cards that are currently available in the market. In this article, we’ll show you some benchmark results and answer some critical questions to guide and help you decide better in which RTX 2070 Super graphics card to get. Or if you should even buy an RTX 2070 Super in the first place. I am not just going to randomly recommend some graphics card here, or recommend the most expensive ones. I’m also going to show you the “why” as well. There are a lot of RTX 2070 Super cards in the market and if you are new to PC building in general, I’m pretty sure you have several questions. I’ll try to answer them in this article. So, go ahead and check out which RTX 2070 Super graphics card is the best (for you).
What Are the Best RTX 2070 Super Cards Available Today?
In this article, we are not going into the nitty-gritty of what an RTX 2070 Super is. We have reviewed three RTX 2070 Super cards and we already have a good idea what this graphics card is and how it performs. If you want to learn more about the 2070 Super in general you can check out our review of MSI, Gigabyte and GALAX’s RTX 2070 Super cards. Links will open in a new window so you don’t have to load this page again.
For those who don’t want to read and simply want the gist; the RTX 2070 Super graphics card features a new GPU that is a derivative of NVIDIA’s TU104 GPU chip. It features 40 Streaming Multiprocessors, 2560 CUDA cores, 320 Tensor cores and 40 RT cores. It also has 8GB of GDDR6 memory with a memory speed of 14 Gbps. The GPU base clock speed is 1605 MHz and boosts up to 1770 MHz for the reference model.
Of course, the base and the boost clock speed on most of the best RTX 2070 Super graphics cards are usually higher due to their factory overclock settings. You will also need at least a 650W power supply and a 6+8 pin PCIe power connector. Some requires and 8+8pin PCIe power connector.
The specs are basically a bit higher than its predecessor the RTX 2070. The RTX 2070 Super is also targeted towards 1440p gaming and/or with a high refresh rate monitor. According to NVIDIA the RTX 2070 SUPER is faster than the former flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU, and it is also up to 24% faster (16% average) overall than the standard GeForce RTX 2070 at 2560×1440 resolution. We will see below if true.
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Benchmark Results:
Speaking of performance, how does an RTX 2070 Super card performs? How fast is it? To answer that question, below are benchmark results that we got from three of the RTX 2070 Super cards we reviewed. The benchmark results below were taken using a Z390 motherboard powered with an Intel Core i7-8700K @ 4.9GHz, and 16GB of DDR4 memory. Check out the results below.
FAQ: Is the RTX 2070 Super Better than the GTX 1080 Ti?
As you can see from the benchmark results above, the RTX 2070 Super is indeed faster than a GTX 1080 Ti. Note that we were comparing them with the Zotac GTX 1080 Ti AMP Edition that is factory overclocked and one of the fastest GTX 1080 Ti before. While, generally speaking the RTX 2070 Super is faster; it does not mean that it is a good upgrade coming from a GTX 1080 Ti.
FAQ: Can the RTX 2070 Super Run 4K?
Technically speaking, an RTX 2070 Super graphics card can run games at 4K UHD resolution or 3840×2160. However, you will have to (significantly) tone down the graphics settings / quality to achieve higher and smoother frame rates; depending on how graphics intensive a game is. If you are just playing a light or eSports title kind of games, you may not need to use a lower graphics quality.
For normal desktop operation and multimedia workload, the RTX 2070 Super doesn’t have any problems at 4K resolution. It only matters when it comes to playing games at 4K. If you really want to play games at 4K without sacrificing much on graphics quality, your best option (currently) is the RTX 2080 Ti.
FAQ: Is the RTX 2070 Super Worth It? Is it a good Card?
Generally speaking, the RTX 2070 Super offers a better value in terms of price to performance compared to the higher-end graphics card. It is definitely a good graphics card. But whether it is worth it or not depends on where you are coming from.
If you are building a gaming PC for your 1440p gaming monitor, or 1080p high refresh rate monitor then it is a good card for your setup. However, if you are upgrading from a GTX 1080 Ti, then it may not be a good upgrade choice. As you can see from the benchmark results above, the RTX 2070 Super isn’t significantly faster than the GTX 1080 Ti.
Getting an RTX 2080 Super or Ti would be a better choice if you are coming from a GTX 1080 Ti. Not unless you are limited to around $500 to $600 budget for a GPU and you want the RTX feature.
If you are upgrading from a much older or slower graphics card, then it may be a good upgrade for you. It depends on what kind of (gaming) performance you wish to achieve and at what resolution are you playing at.
FAQ: What RTX 2070 Super has the best cooler and great cooling performance?
There are several RTX 2070 Super that has great cooling solution and performance. The beefier or thicker the heat sink on the graphics card is (and the more fans) usually translates in a cooler and more silent card. Most of the graphics card we picked have the best cooling solution.
FAQ: What RTX 2070 Super is the fastest out of the box?
Among our selection of the best RTX 2070 Super graphics card (below), the fastest in terms of clock speed out of the box is the Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8G with a boost clock speed of 1905MHz. It is followed by the EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 Super FTW3 Ultra+. Not to mention, the memory on the new EVGA FTW3 Ultra+ is overclocked as well.
FAQ: What’s the cheapest RTX 2070 Super currently available?
The GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics card comes with an MSRP of $499 USD. So, basically speaking that is the base price of a reference RTX 2070 Super. Upon checking on the latest retail prices, it seems the Zotac RTX 2070 Super Mini is the cheapest with below MSRP price at $490 USD retail. That card is also included in this list. Note that prices are subjected to changes though, so be sure to check the latest.
FAQ: Which is the best RTX 2070 Super for my gaming PC?
Most of these RTX 2070 Super graphics cards will perform very similarly. As you have seen from the benchmark results above, the performance difference is very small. It would be unnoticeable in actual gaming. Some would take the lead due factory overclock settings, but not by a significant margin.
However, some would excel in terms of cooling performance and looks, and even quality and design of the graphics card. That’s one of the major reasons why we should go for the best in the first place.
So, without further delay, below are best GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics cards in the market; and their (cheaper) alternatives. You can’t go wrong with any of these cards.
Note: The graphics cards are listed in alphabetical order.
Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070 Super Advanced
The Asus ROG Strix design is the company’s most popular and best graphics card there is. It’s like their flagship design, and it is tested and proven to be effective in terms of gaming and thermal performance. The Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 Super Advanced Edition features a boost clock speed of 1800MHz in gaming mode; and can be overclocked further using Asus’ GPU Tweak II.
The graphics card is equipped with three axial-tech fans with 0dB technology. It is on the thick side though with its 2.7 slot design. But you do get a really solid graphics card with reinforced frame, Super Alloy Power II components and Max Contact technology.
It also features Dual BIOS that lets you switch from Quite to Performance mode. And let’s not forget the RGB lighting. The RGB lighting on this card is subtle, just highlights on the front shroud and the ROG logo on the back-plate portion.
ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 Super Overclocked 8G EVO
If you’re an Asus fan but you find the ROG Strix a bit expensive, although price difference is only around $50-$60 USD give or take, or perhaps you don’t want a triple fan design; then the Asus RTX 2070 Super Overclocked EVO is an alternative. It is not the best, but it is a good alternative from Asus.
It also features Axial-tech fans with 0dB technology, a 2.7-slot design and will most probably perform almost similar with the ROG Strix. But it doesn’t get the extra features and better components that the ROG Strix variant has.
The Asus GeForce RTX 2070 Super OC EVO is available on Amazon.com here
EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 Super FTW3 Ultra+
From this list, there are two RTX 2070 Super cards that I really like. One of them is this EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 Super FTW3 Ultra+. The Ultra+ variant is actually a newer card; there is also a non-plus Ultra. The primary difference is that the memory on the Ultra+ cards are overclocked. This results in a (slight) performance advantage from the non-plus.
Like the Asus’ ROG Strix, the EVGA RTX 2070 Super FTW3 Ultra features a 2.7 slot design with three cooling fans. It features EVGA’s iCX2 technology with 9 thermal sensors. It also features safety fuse and new RTX Realtime wattage monitoring through EVGA’s PX1 GPU utility.
The aluminum fins on this graphics card have holes to allow air to move more freely through the heatsink. It has RGB lighting, although it’s only on the logo portion. But since the shroud is translucent, the light does spread or passes through. I think the EVGA FTW3 has the better cooling technology among the graphics cards listed here, but this card is also on the expensive side.
EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 Super XC Ultra+
Again, if you are not a fan of a tri-fan design and you find the FTW3 to be a bit expensive (because it is); an alternative from EVGA would be the RTX 2070 Super XC Ultra+. It only has two fans, but still features a 2.75 slot design and the iCX2 cooling technology as well.
Since this is an “Ultra+” variant, the memory is overclocked as well; from 14GHz of a reference to 15.5 GHz in this Ultra+ variant. If you want a much cheaper alternative from EVGA, there are also the non-Plus variants, like the XC Ultra Gaming.
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X
The MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X is one of the RTX 2070 Super cards we have reviewed. This one is also a really good card, but in terms or aesthetics and performance. It is also not that expensive compared to the other tri-fan cards here.
This graphics card features MSI’s Twin Frozr 7 thermal design, a tested and proven cooling solution built with TORX Fan 3.0 and Zero Frozr technology. Despite having two fans only, this card runs very silent even on full load. The RGB Mystic Light looks great on this graphics card and provides a nice “under glow” effect if you are mounting the graphics card horizontally.
The MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X is available on Amazon.com here.
Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8G
Now the second RTX 2070 Super graphic card that I also really like is the Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8G from Gigabyte. It has the highest factory overclock speeds with a boost clock of 1905MHz. It also has a really good cooling solution and aesthetics overall.
The WindForce 3X cooling solution is not only very effective, but it is also a very unique cooling solution as well. It has three 100mm fans, but the middle fan spins on the opposite direction. The alternate spinning fans provide a much better and less turbulent airflow. As a result, the GPU and the components are cooled efficiently and the noise is reduced.
The RGB lighting on this graphics card looks mesmerizing. Unlike in other graphics cards, the RGB lighting on this one forms a ring or circle and offers various lighting effects. This graphics card has the greatest number of output ports compared to the other RTX 2070 Super cards. It has 7 to be exact, with extra 2 HDMI ports. But like EVGA’s card, this one is also on the expensive side as well.
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC
As an alternative to the Aorus RTX 2070 Super, we can confidently recommend the Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC. It’s not as aesthetically good looking compared to the Aorus variant, but it is cheaper and will most likely perform similarly to the higher end variant.
The Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC also features the WindForce 3X cooling system; with the alternating fan spin and all. But like I said, it looks plain and simple. RGB lighting is limited on the Gigabyte logo only. But don’t let the looks deceive you, because this card outperformed the MSI RTX 2070 Super (by a small margin) based on our review. Perhaps, this is because due to lower GPU temperature resulting in a higher (sustained) boost clock speed.
The Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC is available on Amazon.com here.
ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mini
The Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mini is not actually one of the best there is. Its boost clock speed is only 1770 MHz similar to a reference design; and I’m positive that it will not perform on par with the other RTX 2070 Super in this list. Although, performance won’t be far behind; after all, they are all powered with the same RTX 2070 Super GPU.
But Zotac’s RTX 2070 Super Mini is the smallest and most compact card in this list. That’s the one reason why I added it here in this list. It measures only 210mm x 126mm x 41mm and is cooled by two 90mm fans. It also has a dual slot design, unlike most of the cards above that has a 2.5 or triple slot design.
It is also the cheapest card, currently retailing for only $489.99. This is basically a bit below MSRP of a reference RTX 2070 Super (Founders Edition). So, it may not be the best in terms of performance and aesthetics, but this card is better in other criteria.
There you go guys! I hope this article helped you in one way or another in choosing which RTX 2070 Super card is the best for you. Please do share this article with your friends, especially those who are asking the same questions and looking for some answers.
Also, if you want the best of the fastest graphics card currently available on the market, kindly check our Best GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Graphics Cards here.