Today, we review the EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 Super KO, EVGA's most affordable RTX 2070 Super graphics card priced at $499. However, EVGA already had a $499 RTX 2070 Super, the RTX 2070 Super Black, which just like the KO sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds, lacks a backplate, and offers idle fan stop to one-up NVIDIA's Founders Edition card. So where did the KO come from?
The story begins with the Radeon RX 5600 XT. Through a last-minute specs update, AMD managed to get its $279 RX 5600 XT to launch with performance matching the then $349 GeForce RTX 2060. This turned up the heat on NVIDIA, and they decided to allow a design that uses a cost-efficient GTX 1660 Ti PCB paired with the RTX 2060 GPU. That product was the $299 EVGA RTX 2060 KO, a resurrection of the KO brand extension which was able to thwart the RX 5600 XT wherever it was available, so EVGA's designers could save the day for NVIDIA and go home for a pint. However, EVGA didn't rest. Earlier this month, it launched the GeForce GTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Super KO graphics cards, which raised our eyebrows.
The EVGA RTX 2070 Super KO we have with us launches at $510 officially, with an instant online discount that makes it a $499 product. The EVGA RTX 2070 Super Black, which was until now being sold at a "discounted" $499, is back to its original $510 online price. What does the $10 account for? All that sets the KO apart from the Black is the lack of the USB type-C VirtualLink connector on the KO. That's it.
NVIDIA designed the GeForce RTX 2070 Super to be the gateway to its high-end graphics segment. Based on the 12 nm "TU104" silicon, it features 2,560 TMUs, 160 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR6 memory interface holding 8 GB of memory that ticks at 14 Gbps. The GPU runs at up to 1770 MHz GPU Boost and 1605 MHz nominal, which are the same speeds the EVGA KO ships with. Among its display connectors are three DisplayPorts and one HDMI. In this review, we take the RTX 2070 Super KO for a spin to find out if you need to spend any more than $499 to knock high-resolution AAA gaming out.
|RX 5600 XT||$270||2304||64||1375 MHz||1560 MHz||1500 MHz||Navi 10||10300M||6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit|
|RTX 2060||$300||1920||48||1365 MHz||1680 MHz||1750 MHz||TU106||10800M||6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit|
|RX 5700||$320||2304||64||1465 MHz||1625 MHz||1750 MHz||Navi 10||10300M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|GTX 1080||$500||2560||64||1607 MHz||1733 MHz||1251 MHz||GP104||7200M||8 GB, GDDR5X, 256-bit|
|RTX 2060 Super||$400||2176||64||1470 MHz||1650 MHz||1750 MHz||TU106||10800M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RX Vega 64||$390||4096||64||1247 MHz||1546 MHz||953 MHz||Vega 10||12500M||8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit|
|GTX 1080 Ti||$700||3584||88||1481 MHz||1582 MHz||1376 MHz||GP102||12000M||11 GB, GDDR5X, 352-bit|
|RX 5700 XT||$380||2560||64||1605 MHz||1755 MHz||1750 MHz||Navi 10||10300M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 2070||$400||2304||64||1410 MHz||1620 MHz||1750 MHz||TU106||10800M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 2070 Super||$500||2560||64||1605 MHz||1770 MHz||1750 MHz||TU104||13600M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|EVGA RTX 2070 Super KO||$500||2560||64||1605 MHz||1770 MHz||1750 MHz||TU104||13600M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|Radeon VII||$600||3840||64||1802 MHz||N/A||1000 MHz||Vega 20||13230M||16 GB, HBM2, 4096-bit|
|RTX 2080||$630||2944||64||1515 MHz||1710 MHz||1750 MHz||TU104||13600M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 2080 Super||$700||3072||64||1650 MHz||1815 MHz||1940 MHz||TU104||13600M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 2080 Ti||$1080||4352||64||1350 MHz||1545 MHz||1750 MHz||TU102||18600M||11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit|