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Good alternative to 1440p gaming, but not the 2080...
Reviewed in the United States on November 2, 2018
Alright fine... I'll review the card since nobody wants to go first. :)
Decided to get this card due to its price point compared to the big brothers (2080 and 2080ti respectively). I don't think I'll be the first or last when it comes to this reasoning. The RTX 2080ti is just too darn expensive and the 2080 is literally $300 more. I mean wow... just wow! Even at $570 the 2070 is a bit questionable. However, this card comes with a rigid back-plate and MASSIVE cooler/heatsink. In fact, the 2070, 2080 and 2080ti Ultra editions have the same huge heatsink. I know many of you might be wondering if the "Ultra" edition is worth it. YES! The noise/sound is significantly lower when on full load and well worth the extra $50-$70 you'll shell out. Do it!
The 2070 is a good alternative to 1440p gaming, but I want to make it very clear. This card does not have the horsepower of its elder brethren. Don't get me wrong, this card will pull it's own weight and is much more justified in the price point than others; however, when compared to even a 2080 it's rightfully not in the same category. There is a noticeable difference between the two. I know what you're saying... there should be with a $300 difference in cost, but if you're looking for REAL power you may want to shell out the extra dough and go for the 2080. Wondering what this guy is talking about? I have both the 2070 and 2080... tested them both and the 2080 has raw power and is absolutely the perfect match for 1440p (144hz) gaming. So hard to justify the extra cost, but worth it (Figuratively speaking).
The cost of the 2080 and 2080ti are simply a joke when you think about it, but if you're looking to game hard they are just better cards and NVIDIA/EVGA know it. I cannot tell you how beautiful and smooth Battlefield 1 runs with the 2080 in 2K. I know what you're thinking... the 2070 is just as good; it's just simply not! Yes, it will run things nicely and look fantastic... but you must understand the shear power isn't on par with the 2080 boys. Take that for what you will in a review format.
The 2070 would be hard to justify for 1080p gaming as it's a beefy card. Instead, it's a good alternative to 1440p (No way it can handle 4k at high res). Notice I said a "good" alternative and not great to 1440p. The 2080 (Or old 1080ti) is the absolute perfect match for 2K (1440p/144hz) gaming and could do a decent job with 4K. However, I think we'll all agree the only way to play true 4K gaming is with the almighty 2080ti.
Final thoughts... the 2070 is a great card all around. It will draw far less power than the 2080. On full load I never got above 63c (Compared to 72c with the 2080). If you're a true gamer, you're probably not too worried about power draw, but it's good to have this knowledge as power = heat. You'll sacrifice 20-30fps in most games when matched up against the 2080. Is that worth $300? You'll have to decide that for yourself. Just keep in mind you're making an investment here and if you're looking to future proof your computer...
I hope this helps anyone on the fence wondering if the jump to 2080 is really worth it? Hard to justify with the cost... it really is. However, if you're a true gamer and want the best "experience" it just might be worth it to bump up to the 2080. :)