MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Review – The Best RTX 2070 Super?
The Test Setup
In testing and benchmarking the MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X, the system I used is powered by an 8th Gen. Intel Core i7-8700K, overclocked to 4.9 GHz. The CPU is installed on an MSI MEG Z390 ACE motherboard. Below are the rest of the system specifications:
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit ver. 1903
Motherboard: MSI MEG Z390 ACE
Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12A
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB DDR4-3000MHz
Graphics card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X
Storage Drives: WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD, Crucial MX500 2TB
Power Supply: Seasonic 850W Prime Titanium
Chassis: Thermaltake Core P5
When I tested the MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X, I was using the GeForce driver version 436.15 for Windows 10 64bit. All games were tested in three resolutions, namely: 1920×1080 or full HD, 2560×1440 or WQHD and 3840×2160 or 4K ultra HD. For the synthetic benchmarks, I used the benchmark tools from 3DMark and Unigine 2. I also used the following games to test the graphics card: Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Battlefield V, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Final Fantasy XV, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Metro Exodus, Middle Earth Shadow of War, Monster Hunter World, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. Ray tracing benchmarks are seen on Battlefield V’s and Metro Exodus graphs.
Below are GPUz and GPGPU screenshots of the MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X:
MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X – Noise and Temperature
As expected, the MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X has a really good acoustics and manages temperature well. This is thanks to its Twin Frozr 7 thermal design. The graphics card is literally dead silent during idle to light load situations, since the fans do not spin at all. However, temperature is a little bit higher since the GPU and other components are passively cooled without the help of the fans.
On light load situations, the temperature is around 58° Celsius with the fans not running at all. Once the temperature exceeds 60° Celsius, that’s the only time the fans will start spinning. When I fired up Fur Mark stress test, the RTX 2070S Gaming X’s temperature went up to 69° Celsius and with a fan speed of around 48%-53% only. The graphics card is surprisingly quite even on full load. That’s why I am a little bit disappointed that the MSI RX 5700 XT EVOKE OC was a bit louder and memory temperature was surprisingly high.
Hands down to the acoustics and thermal performance of the RTX 2070S Gaming X. It’s really impressive and doesn’t disappoint at all. Now let’s check out the performance that the RTX 2070 Super Gaming X has to offer on the next following pages.
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