ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2070 Blower Style NVIDIA GPU Review

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SPECworkstation 3

We have only started using the new SPECworkstation 3 benchmark, so we do not have a full set of graphics cards to compare. We have some GPUs in the pipeline so that these results will fill out quickly.

ZOTAC RTX2070 Blower SPECworkbench 3 GPU Compute
ZOTAC RTX 2070 Blower SPECworkbench 3 GPU Compute

SPECworkstation 3 output for the ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2070 Blower is just below the GeForce RTX 2080 and has impressive Compute results. We can see it is a solid >20% above the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200.

3DMark Suite Testing

Here we will run the ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2070 Blower through all of our graphics-related benchmarks.

On January 8th, 2019, UL Benchmarks released the Ray Tracing benchmark for NVIDIA RTX 2000 series graphics cards called Port Royal which is included with the 3DMark suite if you purchase the Port Royal Upgrade. You can read about this here.

Port Royal is the first benchmark that tests the RT (Ray Tracing) feature on these cards. Since this is new, we are just starting to populate the data set.

Here are the 3DMark suite results. We will discuss them after the charts.

ZOTAC RTX2070 Blower Port Royal
ZOTAC RTX2070 Blower Port Royal
ZOTAC RTX2070 Blower Time Spy
ZOTAC RTX2070 Blower Time Spy
ZOTAC RTX2070 Blower Fire Strike
ZOTAC RTX2070 Blower Fire Strike
ZOTAC RTX2070 Blower Unigine Superposition
ZOTAC RTX2070 Blower Unigine Superposition
ZOTAC RTX2070 Blower Heaven
ZOTAC RTX2070 Blower Heaven
ZOTAC RTX2070 Blower Valley
ZOTAC RTX2070 Blower Valley

Overall we see the ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2070 Blower scores very close to the ASUS GTX 1080 OC card. That ASUS card was a workstation focused GPU and was not designed for the higher-density applications that blower style coolers were made to operate in.

If you are on the fence regarding a GeForce RTX 2070 or a GeForce GTX 1080, the consensus from the compute side is that the newer RTX card is the way to go.

Next, we are going to look at the power and cooling tests for the ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2070 Blower before getting to our final thoughts.

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