NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 4K & Ultrawide Gaming Performance

ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX
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by Rob Williams on November 5, 2018 in Graphics & Displays

NVIDIA’s third GeForce RTX card has landed, coming to us in the form of the $499 RTX 2070. In some regards, this card could be considered the most interesting of the three, as it’s not only powerful, it offers the least-expensive way to take advantage of RTX feature sets – ray tracing and DLSS. We’re taking a look at ASUS’ Republic of Gamers STRIX model, sporting three big fans and customizable RGBs.

Battlefield 1, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, F1 2018 & Far Cry 5

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1
Battlefield 1 (1440p) - ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX Performance
Battlefield 1 (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX Performance
Battlefield 1 (4K) - ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX Performance

All ten of these GPUs will be able to handle 1440p resolution in current games, Battlefield 1 included. Note that this isn’t necessarily reflective of online gameplay, but the results should scale the same. The more GPU horsepower you throw at the game, the higher your framerates and / or detail can be. Most of these GPUs would hit 144Hz at 1080p at Ultra, while some would have to degrade some of the options to make those kinds of framerates happen.

At 4K, the RTX 2070 STRIX hits a clean 60 FPS on average, and at max detail, that’s a great looking 60 FPS. In all three resolutions, the Vega 64 sits close behind NVIDIA’s RTX 2070.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex Mankind Divided
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (1440p) - ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX Performance
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX Performance
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (4K) - ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX Performance

Mankind Divided is one of those rarer titles that will continue to punish graphics cards for at least a few years to come. If you mindlessly select the Medium or higher preset, you’ll probably find yourself fine-tuning things further if your rig is anything but high-end (or super-duper high-end).

Whereas the RTX 2070 hit 60 FPS at 4K in BF1, only the RTX 2080 Ti managed to hit 60 FPS at the same resolution in Mankind Divided. At 4K, you can hit reasonable framerates the top GPUs by dropping some of the detail, but the smaller cards will struggle. All of the cards will deliver solid 3440×1440 performance, though the lower cards will need to adjust detail levels for an added boost.

F1 2018

F1 2018
F1 2018 (1440p) - ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX Performance
F1 2018 (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX Performance
F1 2018 (4K) - ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX Performance

For either 1440p or ultrawide, the RTX 2070 and every other GPU listed here will get the job done. For those with 144Hz dreams, the RTX 2080 Ti is the only card managing to hit that at max detail, though it wouldn’t be challenging to hit it on some of the cards beneath it with a few tweaks.

At 4K, the RTX 2070 manages to inch past 60 FPS, and sits behind the 1080 Ti. Despite that GPU being spec’d at about 4 TFLOPS higher, you really wouldn’t know it when you compare it to the 2070. Overall, the 2070 delivers very strong performance, easily exceeding the GTX 1080 in every test.

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 (1440p) - ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX Performance
Far Cry 5 (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX Performance
Far Cry 5 (4K) - ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX Performance

To round out this first performance page, Far Cry 5 tells us pretty much the same story we’ve seen from the other titles. The 2070 places just above the middle of our ten-strong fleet, consistently “just behind” the 1080 Ti, and ahead of AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 64.

For 4K, anything above and including Vega 64 and RTX 2070 would be able to hit 60 FPS with graphics tweaks. The Ultra detail level was used for testing here, so there’s a lot of room for optimizing performance. As for ultrawide and 1440p, any one of these cards will deliver a great experience.

Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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