To start off my testing I always go with a few of my preferred synthetic benchmarks. They don’t give direct translations to expected in game FPS, but they are consistent and give us a good chance to compare card to card performance. Now keep in mind the RTX 2070 XC Gaming is an overclocked card but only when compared to the “stock” RTX 2070 models like EVGAs base Black Edition card. The XC has the same 1710MHz clock speed that the RTX 2070 Founders Edition has so I’m not expecting it to light up the world, but I hope to see it perform on par with the more expensive Founders Edition model.
My first set of tests were all in 3DMark where I ran all three variations of the Fire Strike test as well as both of the DX12 focused Time Spy benchmark. In all three of the Fire Strike tests, the EVGA RTX 2070 XC came in within a small margin under the 2070 Founders Edition and above the stock clocked Gigabyte 2070 that I took a look at a while back. This also put it in above the GTX 1080 by that same margin. Interesting enough the Vega 64 was ahead in all of these tests.
In Time Spy the EVGA RTX 2070 XC did a little better and outperformed the Founders Edition as the base setting and on the extreme setting. Just in general the RTX cards all do much better on this DX12 focused test so here the 2070s are just behind the GTX 1080 Ti. As for it compared to Vega 64, here Vega 64 didn’t perform as well with the RTX 2070 faster here by 1300 points.
Then we have the last set of synthetic tests. All of these were run in Unigine Superposition where I tested at 1080p with two different detail settings, then at 4k and 8k for the ultra-high resolution results. The XC was just a touch ahead of the Founders Edition again here in all four tests. Overall this was just behind the overclocked GTX 1080 with 11Gbps memory at 1080p medium but were ahead of the GTX 1080 Ti at 1080p extreme detail. 4k and 8k, on the other hand, were just like the 1080p medium results.