Final Thoughts & Conclusion
ASUS makes a Super upgrade to the groundbreaking RTX family. The oversized cooler makes a welcome return and keeps all of the extra power cool. Out of the box, the dual namesake fans only ramp up to around 1400 rpm and stay virtually inaudible while keeping the card easily in the 60C range. The more neutral aesthetics are also welcome. The white stripes of the previous generation were a little harder to blend into some builds.
Performance-wise, you basically get an RTX 2080 for RTX 2070 pricing and that’s really hard to argue with. Did we mention you also get all the glorious Ray Tracing? How about SLI support? The xx70 series have long been popular choices for dual card gamers so it was a bit disappointing for some that it wasn’t included last year, but it’s back where it belongs. The USB Type-C VirtualLink port is gone, but nothing has hit the market yet so it’s not really much of a loss. We really can’t find anything to complain about here, ASUS once again delivers a compelling reason to make an upgrade or even a new build if you’ve been eyeballing those new Ryzen 3000 series CPU’s.
Great job ASUS!