Back in September 2018, NVIDIA launched its GeForce RTX 20-series graphics card family with the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. Close to a month later, the company launched its third-fastest card in the family, the GeForce RTX 2070. This is an important product for NVIDIA because even at a relatively steep price of $500, it is the most affordable card offering real-time ray tracing in games, or at least a semblance of it. The RTX 2070 is being offered for the vast bulk of gamers that play at 1440p resolution or lower.
NVIDIA has also made certain interesting design choices for the RTX 2070. Predecessors of this card, such as the GTX 1070 and GTX 970, have been based on the same chips as the SKU just above them, such as the GTX 1080 and GTX 980. NVIDIA is basing the RTX 2070 on its third-largest "Turing" TU106 chip instead of TU104.
It's important to mention here, though, that the TU106 isn't exactly a successor of chips in the same way as the GP106 or GM206. While those two have exactly half the muscle of the GP104 or GM204 respectively, the TU106 is half of the top-dog TU102 instead of the TU104. This chip also gets the same 256-bit wide GDDR6 memory interface, which is unchanged from the TU104. The philosophy behind TU106 may have been to design a lean chip that is cheaper to build for the simple fact that it has a smaller die size than the TU104.
Palit's GeForce RTX 2070 GameRock Premium is the company's highest-clocked RTX 2070 variant. It comes overclocked out of the box to a boost frequency of 1815 MHz, which is near the top end of the overclocks available on RTX 2070. The VRM circuitry uses an 8+2 phase power design, which is paired with a large triple-slot, dual-fan cooler that ensures temperatures stay low. A dual-BIOS feature is included, too—the second BIOS provides the idle fan-stop capability.
With a price of $600, the Palit RTX 2070 GameRock Premium matches the NVIDIA Founders Edition in pricing, but is $100 more expensive than the cheapest RTX 2070 variants available.
|GTX 1070||$390||1920||64||1506 MHz||1683 MHz||2002 MHz||GP104||7200M||8 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit|
|RX Vega 56||$400||3584||64||1156 MHz||1471 MHz||800 MHz||Vega 10||12500M||8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit|
|GTX 1070 Ti||$400||2432||64||1607 MHz||1683 MHz||2000 MHz||GP104||7200M||8 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit|
|GTX 1080||$470||2560||64||1607 MHz||1733 MHz||1251 MHz||GP104||7200M||8 GB, GDDR5X, 256-bit|
|RX Vega 64||$570||4096||64||1247 MHz||1546 MHz||953 MHz||Vega 10||12500M||8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit|
|GTX 1080 Ti||$675||3584||88||1481 MHz||1582 MHz||1376 MHz||GP102||12000M||11 GB, GDDR5X, 352-bit|
|RTX 2070||$500||2304||64||1410 MHz||1620 MHz||1750 MHz||TU106||10800M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 2070 FE||$600||2304||64||1410 MHz||1710 MHz||1750 MHz||TU106||10800M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|Palit RTX 2070 |
|$600||2304||64||1410 MHz||1815 MHz||1750 MHz||TU106||10800M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 2080||$700||2944||64||1515 MHz||1710 MHz||1750 MHz||TU104||13600M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 2080 FE||$800||2944||64||1515 MHz||1800 MHz||1750 MHz||TU104||13600M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 2080 Ti||$1000||4352||64||1350 MHz||1545 MHz||1750 MHz||TU102||18600M||11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit|
|RTX 2080 Ti FE||$1200||4352||64||1350 MHz||1635 MHz||1750 MHz||TU102||18600M||11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit|