Power and Temp

GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER power usage.

In the graph above we are comparing total system Wattage at the wall, results are in Watts.  As you look at the power numbers above remember how the video cards actually lineup in terms of performance.  What you will find is that the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER outperforms the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti on performance, and it is doing so at a large power savings over the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.  With 15% less power the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER is providing near to slightly faster performance of the GTX 1080 Ti.  That’s what we call moving the bar forward.

Now look at the power draw on the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER at 329W.  That is less than the GeForce RTX 2070 FE yet performance was very close between the cards, and it is pulling less power.  It does pull more than the RTX 2060, about 8% more power.  However, we were seeing performance improvements of 15%, therefore it pulls more performance than it does for the power delivered.  That is one efficient result.

GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GPU temperatures at idle and under load.

Now on the temp, remember these are Founders Edition cards with reference cooling.  Temperatures will be different on custom boards with better cooling.  However, you can’t at all call these temperatures bad.  Temps were around 71-73c while gaming.  This is great.  The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is only lower because this is actually an MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z video card and has a massive custom heatsink and fan cooling unit.  The fans were also quiet on the video cards.

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Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components for 20+ years, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer oriented...