Synthetic Benchmarks

As always I like to start off my testing with a few synthetic benchmarks. 3DMark especially is one of my favorites because it is very optimized in both Nvidia and AMD drivers. It's nice to not have to worry about it being favored too much either way and the repeatability of the results makes it a nice chance to compare from card to card. For the RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming OC I’m especially curious how it compares with the RTX 2070 SUPER FE that I have already taken a look at. It has a small overclock and I’m curious if its cooling improves performance as well. Beyond that, I also want to keep an eye on how it compares with the RX 5700 XT.

For my first tests, I took a look at DX11 performance with the now dated Fire Strike benchmark across all three detail settings. In the performance setting and the extreme setting, the Gaming OC showed a nice bump over the Founders Edition but still stayed behind the 5700 XT reference card. Oddly enough the ultra test the bump was enough to just barely overtake the 5700 XT as well.

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My next tests were still with 3DMark, but this time with Tim Spy and the higher detail Time Spy Extreme, both DX12 tests. Nvidia’s cards have really been excelling at DX12 and it shows here when you compare where they are in comparison to the RX 5700 XT. The overclock really helped the RTX 2070 SUPER getting surprisingly close to the Founders Edition RTX 2080 at the Extreme detail setting.

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I also included 3DMark Port Royal in my testing because the RTX 2070 SUPER does support ray tracing. The overclock didn’t add much but it did get just 14 points behind the RTX 2080 FE.

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For my last synthetic benchmark, I took a look at the Unigine based Superposition test. I ran this at 1080p but at medium and extreme detail settings. The detail levels even at the same resolution make a huge difference in scores. The overclock, while not huge, made for a good performance increase at the medium detail. The improvement wasn’t as large at the extreme detail but both tests still have the RTX 2070 SUPER well above the RX 5700 XT.

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