EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 Super KO Review 4

EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 Super KO Review

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Introduction

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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.

GeForce RTX 2070 Super Market Segment Analysis
 PriceShader
Units
ROPsCore
Clock
Boost
Clock
Memory
Clock
GPUTransistorsMemory
RX 5600 XT$2702304641375 MHz1560 MHz1500 MHzNavi 1010300M6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
RTX 2060$3001920481365 MHz1680 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
RX 5700$3202304641465 MHz1625 MHz1750 MHzNavi 1010300M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
GTX 1080$5002560641607 MHz1733 MHz1251 MHzGP1047200M8 GB, GDDR5X, 256-bit
RTX 2060 Super$4002176641470 MHz1650 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX Vega 64$390 4096641247 MHz1546 MHz953 MHzVega 1012500M8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit
GTX 1080 Ti$7003584881481 MHz1582 MHz1376 MHzGP10212000M11 GB, GDDR5X, 352-bit
RX 5700 XT$3802560641605 MHz1755 MHz1750 MHzNavi 1010300M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2070$4002304641410 MHz1620 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2070 Super$5002560641605 MHz1770 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
EVGA RTX 2070 Super KO$5002560641605 MHz1770 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
Radeon VII$6003840641802 MHzN/A1000 MHzVega 2013230M16 GB, HBM2, 4096-bit
RTX 2080$6302944641515 MHz1710 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080 Super$7003072641650 MHz1815 MHz1940 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080 Ti$10804352641350 MHz1545 MHz1750 MHzTU10218600M11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit
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