To start off my testing I always like to run through a few synthetic benchmarks. These don’t really give us a direct comparison when it comes to in game performance, but they do offer consistent tests that allow good comparisons between cards. For the RTX 2070 I’m especially curious how it compares with the two new RTX cards, the GTX 1070 GTX 1070 Ti, GTX 1080, and from AMD the RX580. The Vega 56 would also be a great comparison point but I didn’t get one in time for testing. Most of our synthetic tests are using 3DMark but I tested using their Fire Strike benchmark at all three detail and resolution settings that compare to 1080p, 1440p, and 4k. Then Time Spy is the newer DX12 focused tests at 1080p and 1440p. So in Fire Strike, I found the RTX 2070 to compete directly with the upgraded and overclocked 11Gbps GT 1080. The Founders Edition GTX 1080 was behind a decent amount with the GTX 1070 and 1070 Ti well behind that. In the Time Spy benchmarks the RTX 2070 pulled ahead of the overclocked GTX 1080 by a large margin and was competing with the GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition. This was in line with what I saw with the 2080’s as well, they performed much better in DX12 than DX11.
Then I tested using the Unigine Superposition benchmark testing at two detail settings at 1080p and then 4k and 8k tests. In the medium detail 1080p test and also at 4k the RTX 2070 was right on par with the overclocked 1080 11Gbps. It pulled ahead by 1200 points at 1080p extreme detail, performing on par with the 1080 Ti in that test.