Monday, January 21st 2019

ASUS Intros GeForce RTX 2070 Turbo EVO Graphics Card, Ditches VirtualLink

ASUS today introduced an "affordable" GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card and a variation of its cheapest RTX 2070 product, the Turbo EVO. This card looks almost identical to the RTX 2070 Turbo ASUS launched last September, but comes with a handful physical changes. To begin with, its 80 mm lateral-blower fan comes with a double ball-bearing motor, and an IP5X-compliant dust-proof impeller. The build quality is also improved since ASUS is building the card on a fully-automated process it calls "Auto Extreme," coupled with a 144-hour stress-test for each card. Also, while the original RTX 2070 Turbo draws power from a combination of 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe power connectors, the new RTX 2070 Turbo EVO only needs a single 8-pin PCIe power input.

There is a catch, though. Unlike the original RTX 2070 Turbo, the new RTX 2070 Turbo EVO lacks a USB type-C VirtualLink connector. The clock-speeds of both cards are identical, with 1620 MHz GPU Boost, and 14 Gbps (GDDR6-effective) memory. You can tell the two cards apart on a store shelf by paying attention to the box. The EVO's box features an "Auto Extreme" graphic on the front face, and carries the model number "TURBO-RTX2070-8G-EVO," while the original RTX 2070 Turbo goes with "TURBO-RTX2070-8G" (no "EVO"). The company didn't reveal pricing, although it wouldn't surprise us if both the cards are sold at the same baseline price of USD $530.
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15 Comments on ASUS Intros GeForce RTX 2070 Turbo EVO Graphics Card, Ditches VirtualLink

#2
Zubasa
eidairaman1, post: 3979313, member: 40556"
Blower card...
These kinds of cards do have their use.
My friend got one of these for his VR ITX Shoe box that he carries around to parties.
Blower cards are the only kind of cards that wouldn't choke in his little shoe box, unless you go for some really low end stuff like 1030.
I am glad that both AMD and nVidia moved away from Blowers on reference cards, they make no sense in big gaming rigs.
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#3
johnspack
Here For Good!
Was going to place a cute remark from my s7, but.... Keyboard is too small....
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#4
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
johnspack, post: 3979329, member: 43318"
Was going to place a cute remark from my s7, but.... Keyboard is too small....
Turn it sideways like a TMO sidekick
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#5
dinmaster
i really wish they had cards like the old gtx9800 where the heatsink was 2 slot but the fan was indented. i had a few systems that had cards side by side and they don't get air and i had to wedge something to make it work. too bad cards of today are not slightly thinner towards the top so air could get between the cards and into the fans... i understand normal situation the card has enough space between cards. my micro atx is side by side and would benefit from something like that if i got a second card.
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#6
Lorec
Im really loving that "brushed" plastic finish there.
Boy, oh boy.
I actually liked the asus turbo design for 10 series...
and I sure hope that plastic shroud doesn't feel how it looks,
otherwise shroud melting might be an actual concern here lol
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#7
LocutusH
Could be my next card... we need a review pelase :)
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#8
Zubasa
dinmaster, post: 3979352, member: 31212"
i really wish they had cards like the old gtx9800 where the heatsink was 2 slot but the fan was indented. i had a few systems that had cards side by side and they don't get air and i had to wedge something to make it work. too bad cards of today are not slightly thinner towards the top so air could get between the cards and into the fans... i understand normal situation the card has enough space between cards. my micro atx is side by side and would benefit from something like that if i got a second card.
The thing is the 2070 is a TU106 gpu, nVidia have removed SLI all together in these mid-range GPUs.
TBH in this day and age multi-GPU makes no sense out side of benchmarks.
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#9
softreaper
LocutusH, post: 3979358, member: 150559"
Could be my next card... we need a review pelase :)
Probably same as RTX 2070 Turbo,got one, good, not as Founders (Blower noise if you want efficient cooling and not A chip) but OK, changed the blower for an Arctic TwinTurbo II and got silence and good framerate at the same time, a good card if you can get (or already have) a compatible aftermarket cooler for cheap and are only concerned by price, if you want something with a better cooling go for EVGA Black for dual slot

Other useful Info, It uses RTX 2080 founders PCB, so RTX 2080 waterblock compatibility

edit: https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_turbo_geforce_rtx_2070_8gb_review,1.html
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#10
bajs11
hmm whats the point with blower cards?
I've even seen 2080Ti with blower style cooler
aren't they louder and run hotter than regular multi fan open coolers?
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#11
Lorec
bajs11, post: 3979425, member: 171095"
hmm whats the point with blower cards?
I've even seen 2080Ti with blower style cooler
aren't they louder and run hotter than regular multi fan open coolers?
like Zubasa here mentioned:
Zubasa, post: 3979316, member: 30988"
These kinds of cards do have their use.
My friend got one of these for his VR ITX Shoe box that he carries around to parties.
Blower cards are the only kind of cards that wouldn't choke in his little shoe box
that does make sense, especially for small spaces or "big spoon" cards ;)
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#12
repman244
eidairaman1, post: 3979313, member: 40556"
Blower card...
Just because you don't have a use for it doesn't mean it's useless.

bajs11, post: 3979425, member: 171095"
hmm whats the point with blower cards?
I've even seen 2080Ti with blower style cooler
aren't they louder and run hotter than regular multi fan open coolers?
The point is that you don't dump all the heat in your case at the expense of noise (maybe) and thermals.

Personally I only ever bought blower style cards due to heat - the RAID controller and SAS expander card that I use get really hot and are difficult to cool in non server chassis, I don't want my GPU to dump extra heat onto them.
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#13
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
repman244, post: 3979490, member: 94396"
Just because you don't have a use for it doesn't mean it's useless.



The point is that you don't dump all the heat in your case at the expense of noise (maybe) and thermals.

Personally I only ever bought blower style cards due to heat - the RAID controller and SAS expander card that I use get really hot and are difficult to cool in non server chassis, I don't want my GPU to dump extra heat onto them.
Only thing its good for is dust bunnies...
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#14
bug
So the best to thing to showcase "perfected automated manufacturing" is a picture of wonderfully misaligned caps. Plus, they ddin't even bother to remake the shroud so it would cover the place left empty by the missing 6 pin connector. So much for inspiring confidence...
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#15
Chloe Price
eidairaman1, post: 3979313, member: 40556"
Blower card...
...and? Some of us would put a waterblock even if it had the best possible air cooler. :)

bug, post: 3979536, member: 157434"
Plus, they ddin't even bother to remake the shroud so it would cover the place left empty by the missing 6 pin connector. So much for inspiring confidence...
If they try to make a RTX 2070 as inexpensive as they can, why they should redesign that shroud (which adds manufacturing cost)?
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