MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G GPU Review: Page 8 of 10

Posted by Damon Bailey on Friday, October 26, 2018 - 8:00am

Game Testing

 

Ashes of the Singularity

Planet by planet, a war is raging across the galaxy. The technological singularity has given humanity the power to expand further than they ever have before. Now, they compete with each other and their sentient artificial intelligence adversaries for control of newfound worlds.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

Our first real game test shows the power of the 2070. All tests provide smooth and playable frame rates above 60FPS on average, and often on minimum as well.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

At all resolutions, the Armor 8G holds the edge over the rest of our RTX 2070 cards.

 

Far Cry 5

Anything can happen. Everything will.

Welcome to Hope County, Montana, land of the free and the brave, but also home to a fanatical doomsday cult—known as The Project at Eden’s Gate—that is threatening the community's freedom. Stand up to the cult’s leaders, Joseph Seed, and the Heralds, as you spark the fires of resistance that will liberate the besieged community.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

As with our other RTX 2070 cards, 4K at maximum settings is just a hair too much to hug the 60 FPS mark.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

The Founders Edition card from Nvidia holds first place among the 2070 cards just barely here.

 

Dues Ex: Mankind Divided

The year is 2029, and mechanically augmented humans have now been deemed outcasts, living a life of complete and total segregation from the rest of society.

Now an experienced covert operative, Adam Jensen is forced to operate in a world that has grown to despise his kind. Armed with a new arsenal of state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations, he must choose the right approach, along with who to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.

 MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

Deus Ex is an even more demanding game with the eye candy cranked up, and the Armor 8G does a great job up to the 1440p level.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

MSI’s Armor card trades blows with Nvidia’s own model but just can’t quite edge it out here.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
In the epic sequel to the award-winning Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, go behind enemy lines to forge an army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award-winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

4K at max settings is pushing it a little, but the Armor 8G does a great job at 1440 and below quite easily.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

The Armor 8G is our fastest 2070 to date here.

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. It is the sequel to the 2013 video game Tomb Raider, a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. It was released on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in November 2015 and for Microsoft Windows in January 2016. It is set to release for PlayStation 4 in the second half of 2016.

Rise of the Tomb Raider was officially announced in June 2014. The game's storyline follows Lara Croft as she ventures into Siberia in search of the legendary city of Kitezh, whilst battling a paramilitary organization that intends on beating her to the city's promise of immortality. Presented from a third-person perspective, the game primarily focuses on survival and combat, while the player may also explore its landscape and various optional tombs. Camilla Luddington returns to voice and performs her role as Lara.

Upon release, Rise of the Tomb Raider received positive reviews, with critics praising its graphics, gameplay, and characterization. It was the best-selling Xbox One game during Christmas week and had sold over one million copies by the end of 2015. Additional content was also released, including a new story campaign, a new gameplay mode, as well as new outfits and weapons for Lara.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

With an average of 48.6 FPS, 4K is pushing it a little at the highest settings, but still playable.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

MSI’s card is the fastest of the RTX 2070 cards in Rise of the Tomb Raider.

 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

4K is still a little out of reach at maximum settings, but 1440p and below runs really well.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

In 1440p and even 4K UHD, the Armor card is the fastest of the 2070 cards.

 

Grand Theft Auto: V

"When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber, and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other.

Grand Theft Auto V for PC offers players the option to explore the award-winning world of Los Santos and Blaine County in resolutions of up to 4k and beyond, as well as the chance to experience the game running at 60 frames per second."

Grand Theft Auto: V is the oldest game in our benchmark suite but still proves to be a heavy load on high settings and resolutions. The game offers players a huge range of PC-specific customization options, including over 25 separate configurable settings for texture quality, shaders, tessellation, anti-aliasing and more. It has the highest recommended system requirements in our game benchmark suite.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

At our higher settings, the RTX 2070 Armor 8G plays well even at 4K UHD.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

The founder's card just barely holds first place here, but all of the RTX 2070 cards are not that far behind the bigger 2080 cards.
 

Tom Clancy's The Division
We live in a complex world. The more advanced it gets, the more vulnerable it becomes. We’ve created a house of cards: remove just one, and everything falls apart.

Black Friday – a devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services fail. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, an autonomous unit of tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, these agents are trained to operate independently in order to save society.

When society falls, we rise.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

It’s close enough to 60 fps that we’ll call it a win for 1440p.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

It’s very close but the Armor 8G just misses 1st place among the RTX 2070 cards here.

 

 Metro: Last Light

"It Is the Year 2034. Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within. Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above."

Developed by 4A Games and published by Deepsilver, Metro: Last Light uses the 4A game engine. At its highest settings, the 4A game engine is capable of bringing all but the most extreme gaming systems to their knees.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G

MSI’s Armor is one of the fastest in Metro Last Light.

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