|Temperature & Noise Comparison|
|ASUS RTX 2070 Super STRIX OC||31°C||28 dBA||64°C||34 dBA|
|ASUS RTX 2070 Super STRIX OC (quiet BIOS)||46°C||Fan Stop||75°C||29 dBA|
|EVGA RTX 2070 Super FTW3||44°C||Fan Stop||65°C||33 dBA|
|EVGA RTX 2070 Super FTW3 (2nd BIOS)||38°C||26 dBA||71°C||30 dBA|
|MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio||51°C||Fan Stop||67°C||28 dBA|
|NVIDIA RTX 2070 FE||37°C||30 dBA||76°C||34 dBA|
|NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super FE||34°C||30 dBA||73°C||33 dBA|
While the default BIOS does not offer fan-stop capability, that feature is included in the second BIOS that's easily activated using the on-board switch. However, even the default BIOS is very quiet in idle with 28 dBA.
With the default BIOS, gaming noise levels are slightly worse than the NVIDIA Founders Edition, but the difference should barely be noticeable. My recommendation is to use the quiet BIOS all the time as it makes the card extremely quiet even when fully loaded. The performance difference is around 1%—definitely worth it.