For our power testing, we used AIDA64 to stress the ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Twin Fan, then HWiNFO to monitor power use and temperatures.
After the stress test has ramped up the Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 Super Twin Fan, we see it tops out at 220Watts under full load and 13Watts at idle.
A key reason that we started this series was to answer the cooling question. Blower-style coolers have different capabilities than some of the large dual and triple fan gaming cards. In the case of the Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 Super Twin Fan which uses dual fans that exhaust hot air into the case.
Temperatures for the Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 Super Twin Fan run in a temperature range equal to other cards in this class.
With improvements in clock speeds we see the Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 Super Twin Fan reach near GeForce RTX 2080 results, this is important as users can save up to $200 over an RTX 2080 Super for close to the same performance.
Like the GeForce RTX 2060 Super, we see these cards to be very useful for entry-level Deep Learning systems and Render machines. There is an SLI bridge edge connector included on the Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 Super Twin Fan which can give a significant performance boost. This is a feature we do not see on the RTX 2060 SUPER.
At the time of writing the Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 Super Twin Fan is available on Amazon for $499.99 which is significant savings over an RTX 2080 which enters at nearly $700. At that price range, we think 2x Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 Super Twin Fan cards make a better value proposition versus a single GeForce RTX 2080 (Super) for compute and deep learning/ AI applications.