[37 Gaming tests + videos] NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 – the non-SUPER version still has plenty of power

The current-gen NVIDIA SUPER GPUs based on the Turing architecture are already on the market and you can find them in a lot of gaming laptops. But what about the non-SUPER ones, are they still any good? That’s why we decided to check the performance of the normal NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070. Yes, this is not a SUPER sibling but this one is still a powerful video card that is ready for all heavy gaming titles.

Being a full-blown version, this one needs significant cooling because a 115W TGP is not a joke and our sample is the old version of the TU106 chip. That means it’s not the slightly refreshed TU106-735-A1 chip whit low-power GDDR6 memory and more efficient voltage regulators. Without further ado, let’s see what the first version of TU106 is capable of at the end of 2020.

Meanwhile, you can check out all available laptops with GeForce RTX 2070 here:

Contents


Benchmarks comparison

HP OMEN 17 (17-cb0000, cb1000) GPU variants

Here you can see an approximate comparison between the GPUs that can be found in the HP OMEN 17 (17-cb0000, cb1000) models on the market. This way you can decide for yourself which HP OMEN 17 (17-cb0000, cb1000) model is the best bang for your buck.

Note: The chart shows the cheapest different GPU configurations so you should check what the other specifications of these laptops are by clicking on the laptop’s name / GPU.


Specs overview

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 has two versions. They both have 115W TGP, 2304 shaders, 64 ROPs, and 8GB GDDR6 video memory clocked at 14000 MHz. The two GPUs are based on the Turing architecture and they use the TU106 chip. However, the newer version features slightly higher clock speeds compared to the old one – 1215 MHz to 1305 MHz for the base clock and 1440 MHz to 1485 MHz for the boost core frequencies. The refreshed version (TU106-735-A1) benefits from memory that works at just 1.25V while the regular TU106 relies on 1.35V memory modules. This frees more power headroom for the GPU core.

As we said, for this article, we’ve tested the normal TU106 without the fancy hardware upgrades of the refreshed chip.

GPU comparison table

  GeForce RTX 2070
Architecture Turing
GPU chip TU106 / -735-A1
Shader units 2304
ROPs 64
Base Clock (MHz) 1215 / 1305
Boost clock (MHz) 1440 / 1485
Memory clock (MHz) 14000
Memory size (MB)  8GB
Memory type GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 115W
DirectX version 12.1
Technology 12nm
RTX capabilities Yes
Release date 01.2019
Detailed specs Link

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GO Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 426 fps 376 fps 338 fps

 

DOTA 2 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 181 fps 151 fps 142 fps 124 fps

GTA-V-benchmarks

 

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) Full HD, Normal (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Very High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 180 fps 145 fps 84 fps 62 fps

For Honor Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 171 fps 163 fps 123 fps

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Very High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 302 fps 252 fps 240 fps 218 fps

rise-of-the-tomb-raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) Full HD, Lowest (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, Very High (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 173 fps 143 fps 84 fps 55 fps

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Very High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 111 fps 103 fps 90 fps 59 fps

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) Full HD, Lowest (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Highest (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 132 fps 104 fps 101 fps 67 fps

Doom (2016) Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 200 fps 200 fps 200 fps

Doom Eternal Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, U.Nightmare (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 196 fps 181 fps 157 fps

Red Dead Redemption 2 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 103 fps 92 fps 44 fps 24 fps

Metro Exodus Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 127 fps 66 fps 31 fps

Gears 5 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 153 fps 113 fps 100 fps 81 fps

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra High (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 94 fps 87 fps 79 fps 60 fps

Hearthstone Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 287 fps 306 fps 57 fps

 

Minecraft Full HD, Minimum (Check settings) Full HD, Maximum (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 1946 fps 96 fps

League Of Legends Full HD, V.Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, V.High (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 427 fps 295 fps 313 fps

Rocket League Full HD, H.Performance (Check settings) Full HD, H.Quality (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 695 fps 316 fps

Overwatch Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 266 fps 243 fps 176 fps

 

PUBG Full HD, V.Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 173 fps 171 fps 171 fps 148 fps

Darksiders Genesis Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Mid (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 168 fps 151 fps 143 fps 117 fps

Halo Reach Full HD, Performance (Check settings) Full HD, Original (Check settings) Full HD, Enhanced (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 238 fps 206 fps 178 fps

Borderlands 3 Full HD, V.Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Badass (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 121 fps 104 fps 78 fps 61 fps

Team Fortress 2 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 177 fps 169 fps

eFootball PES 2020 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 214 fps 199 fps

FIFA 20 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 262 fps 212 fps

The Witcher 3 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 215 fps 173 fps 146 fps 97 fps

Need For Speed Heat Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 89 fps 79 fps 72 fps

Apex Legends Full HD, Min. (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 262 fps 203 fps 147 fps

Battlefield V Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 179 fps 143 fps 133 fps 123 fps

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Full HD, V.Low (Check settings) Full HD, Normal (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 136 fps 120 fps 92 fps

ARK: Survival Evolved Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 156 fps 97 fps 79 fps 50 fps

Total War Three Kingdoms Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 209 fps 129 fps 91 fps 68 fps

 

Warframe Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 393 fps 277 fps

 

World Of Tanks Encore Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 633 fps 298 fps 176 fps

 

Resident Evil 2 Full HD, Performance (Check settings) Full HD, Balanced (Check settings) Full HD, Graphics P. (Check settings) Full HD, Max (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 181 fps 172 fps 160 fps 138 fps

 

Far Cry New Dawn Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2070 107 fps 95 fps 84 fps


Verdict

The regular NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 is still a good video card that is able to push high fps values in every new game. Yes, it’s not fast as RTX 2080 but the TU106-based devices are significantly cheaper and their performance is still enough for Ultra details on 1080p. This means that the price / performance ratio of this particular GPU is still there and the prices of the non-SUPER GPUs are going down. So if you need a fast gaming machine you can probably find a good bargain of a laptop with the GeForce RTX 2070 that offers plenty of performance for its money.

Of course, the SUPER version of this graphics card is faster, but the laptops with this GPU are more expensive (in most cases). So, the TU106 still has it, if you like to play games on Ultra settings, this one can still push respectable fps and if you need more frames for you high refresh rate panel, just drop the details to High and you’ll probably enjoy even higher frame rates.

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