ASUS ROG STRIX GEFORCE RTX 2070 OC Edition Review

Overclocking & Power

 

If previous RTX 2070 cards are any experience, and the Entire RTX family thus far, power limits are the biggest limiter to performance. We’ll start by maxing it out, which surprisingly goes to 125%.

Interestingly, this actually lowers our score slightly from stock.

So far, we’ve been able to take all of our RTX 2070 cards up to around 16GHz, and the Strix RTX 2070 is no exception. We max the slider out at +1400 MHz for a final effective speed of 15.4 GHz. We push the GPU core speed up +120MHz.

This gets us about 115 points over stock. Our core clocks settle in around 2040 MHz, not much above the stock equilibrium point of 1935MHz. It seems Asus doesn’t leave much on the table for overclockers to find.
Power consumption
We measure power usage with a Watts up? .Net portable power meter with our Corsair RM1000 power supply.
Our 80+ Gold rated power supply runs with the following approximate efficiency:
10% Load – 89.1%
20% Load – 92.5%
30% Load – 93.1%
40% Load – 93.2%
50% Load – 92.9%
60% Load – 92.5%
70% Load – 92.0%
80% Load – 91.5%
90% Load – 90.8%
100% Load – 89.9%

At idle:
126W – From the wall (OC Profile)
112W – adjusted for Efficiency.

Under full GPU load (OC Profile)

315W – from the wall
293W adjusted for Efficiency.

181W GPU only.

This gives us a GPU only power consumption for 286W at stock settings from the PSU or about 302 Watts from the wall on the heaviest drawing OC profile setting, about 75W more than our Founders Edition card directly from Nvidia.
While overclocked (+1400 Vmem +120 Core)
327W from the wall or 304W adjusted.
192W GPU only.

 



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