Monday, September 17th 2018

ASUS Announces Its NVIDIA RTX 2070 Graphics Card Lineup

ASUS has revealed their entire lineup, interpreting NVIDIA's RTX 2070 silicon (and its TU106 die, a first - remember that **70-class cards previously featured cut-down versions of the full NVIDIA chip). There aren't many surprised here - ASUS has already spent enough R&D in previous years so as to only need to minimally iterate on their designs for each new generation.

The ROG Strix graphics cards sit at the top of the heap, featuring the company's DirectCU III cooling tech (triple fan) in a 2.5-slot design. RGB lighting and dual BIOS support are par of the course by now, as are some of the other features - backplate and metal brace included. Connectivity-wise there are 2x HDMI 2.0b ports, 2x DisplayPort 1.4 outputs, and 1x USB Type-C port for VirtuaLink. The graphics card draws power from the 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors and will be available in three versions (Gaming OC, Gaming Advanced, and Gaming) according to factory overclocks.
Next up is the Dual lineup, which cuts on some frills and thrills (RGB lighting and one extra fan, for example), increases the thickness of the cooling solution to a 2.7-slot affair, but reduces its overall length. Connectivity is taken care of by 1x HDMI 2.0b port, 3x DisplayPort 1.4 outputs, and 1x USB Type-C port. The Dual too draws power from 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors and will be available in three versions (Dual OC, Dual Advanced, and Dual Gaming) according to factory overclocks.
Finally, ASUS' Turbo version will be the cheapest option, with the ages-old blower-type cooler design (with a single 80 mm fan) that should be easily outperformed by NVIDIA's own reference cooling solution. It keeps the 2.7-slot cooling solution as the DUAL, adds a little LED bling, and changes little in connectivity: 1x HDMI 2.0b port, 3x DisplayPort 1.4 outputs, and 1x USB Type-C port.
Source: Tom's Hardware
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11 Comments on ASUS Announces Its NVIDIA RTX 2070 Graphics Card Lineup

#1
Raendor
All are >2 slot cards, which is crazy, considering how popular itx cases are, and those rarely if ever support cards like these. At least founder’s are still 2 slot.
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#2
ppn
Raendor, post: 3905649, member: 164683"
All are >2 slot cards, which is crazy, considering how popular itx cases are, and those rarely if ever support cards like these. At least founder’s are still 2 slot.
2,5 slot is perfect. This TU106 chip is as big as fast as 1080Ti. Not to be put in ITX. There are zotac 1080Ti ITX, but I imagine it gets hot and noisy. if TU106 is priced way more than 499$ I will wait for 8nm TU206 ITX.
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Raendor
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2,5 slot is perfect. This TU106 chip is as big as fast as 1080Ti. Not to be put in ITX. There are zotac 1080Ti ITX, but I imagine it gets hot and noisy. if TU106 is priced way more than 499$ I will wait for 8nm TU206 ITX.
Eh, no. You’re talking ridiculous stuff. What do you mean not to be put in itx? I can easily put full-scale 1080ti, even ftw3 or strix, or my current 1080 ftw2 in a case like Node 202 or RV 02/03 or small itx tower like H200/200i. But anything more than 2 slot won’t fit in any of those itx cases. I’m not talking about those short cards. Any decent modern itx case can fit standard 2-slot gpu and even triple-fan version. So no, anything more than 2 is not perfect at all and with lineups like this for 20 series eliminates any choice other than FE.
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#4
ppn
Look the blower style 2070 is 2 slot. And asus have removed the double decker DVI for more airflow. 2 slot 3 fan is too noisy for me. 2 slot can never be silent. The heatsink is too thin under the fans. Why pay ton of money and get inferior product just to make it compatible with 1% of the cases.
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Raendor
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Look the blower style 2070 is 2 slot. And asus have removed the double decker DVI for more airflow. 2 slot 3 fan is too noisy for me. 2 slot can never be silent. The heatsink is too thin under the fans. Why pay ton of money and get inferior product just to make it compatible with 1% of the cases.
Read the article again and take a closer look. Even blower is 2.7 slot. And 2-slot 3 fan cards are alright when it comes to noise. Both strix and ftw3 are very quiet cards. You just keep posting nonsense.
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#6
ppn
Blower is not 2,7, visibly 1,9. I only had gigabyte so. Is it fair to say 2,5 is quieter than 2,0 slot therefore why not just pay extra and get the proper cooling for such an expensive card, why get gimped version with worse resale value and worse fan longetivity. ITX is not ITX when it fits 3 fan. It is just wider than normal ATX half height. True ITX only fits 17x17 mb and 17x14 GFX.
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jeremyshaw
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Blower is not 2,7, visibly 1,9. I only had gigabyte so. Is it fair to say 2,5 is quieter than 2,0 slot therefore why not just pay extra and get the proper cooling for such an expensive card, why get gimped version with worse resale value and worse fan longetivity. ITX is not ITX when it fits 3 fan. It is just wider than normal ATX half height. True ITX only fits 17x17 mb and 17x14 GFX.
The case also plays a big part of this. I used to run a number of Silverstone mITX cases (SG05/06/08, FT03mini) and I currently use a Ncase M1v5. The Ncase packs a lot more for it's volume, compared to any of the Silverstone mITX cases I have. It also supports triple height cards with 12" length.

Either way, the 2070 blowers interest me. If I'm lucky, it will also be a cheap way to add USB-c gen2 to this computer (short of replacing the MB, CPU, RAM).
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yotano211
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2,5 slot is perfect. This TU106 chip is as big as fast as 1080Ti. Not to be put in ITX. There are zotac 1080Ti ITX, but I imagine it gets hot and noisy. if TU106 is priced way more than 499$ I will wait for 8nm TU206 ITX.
Those Zotac 1080 ti mini are very good performers. I once mined with 3 of those. They where pretty quite overall but ran a few degrees hotter, overall very good little cards.
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#9
Tsukiyomi91
screw those aftermarket fat-ass of a GPU card from AIBs. Ima go for the reference model instead. Why make heavy, 2+ slots graphics card that will sag when you can settle with reference model & watercool them?
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#10
ppn
Any card can be water cooled, you remove the cooler anyway. So fat-ass card is just the same pcb underneath. The first card in the list is the only nonref.

The Turbo version will provide nice clean look with single slot video outputs on the back instead of this double decker thing USBc with Dport on top found on the FE pcb.

Yeah but why, 8nm is just around the corner, If I am buying this, Im selling it 4 months later in perfect condition, nothing touched or modified. with minimal financial loss. I do not want to own it, to show how good it looks, to watercool it under 50C or whatever.

I have no time to play with watercooling and touch the original condition of card and for what.

20 series was designed for 10nm, nextgen is 8nm, so this is too old now. No time to enjoy.

No point thinking longtherm possessing a video card. Not unless 7nm is out, and 5nm is 5 years away.

Yeah and about sagging. I keep my PC with the front side facing down, GPu suspended vertically.
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#11
Caring1
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Yeah and about sagging. I keep my PC with the front side facing down, GPu suspended vertically.
That must do wonders for the front intake if it's flat on the floor or a desk. :eek:
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