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MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6 Review (Turing TU106 GPU)

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

 
Article index

 

1 – Overview

The MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8G is a gaming graphics card based mostly on the Turing TU106 GPU. This GPU has 2034 CUDA cores, 144 TMUs (texture models), 64 ROPs (raster op models), 288 Tensor cores (for deep studying and AI) and 36 RT cores for raytracing. The RTX 2070 Ventus comes with the reference clock speeds: 1620 MHz for the core increase clock and 1750 MHz (or 14GHz efficient velocity) for the 8GB of GDDR6 graphics reminiscence (vendor: Samsung). The board has a TDP of 175W and requires one Eight-pin energy connector.

Even when the specs are the identical than NVIDIA reference board, it’s a custom-made RTX 2070. The board is compact (a bit lower than 23cm) and MSI has added its cooling know-how to this card. This RTX 2070 is cooled by two TORX followers (v2.zero) that present a quiet and environment friendly cooling.

Extra advertising info may be discovered on the RTX 2070 Ventus homepage.

 

2 – Gallery

The field!

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

 
The bundle: the graphics card, an set up doc and a CDROM. A easy bundle for a easy RTX 2070!

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

 
The RTX 2070 Ventus!

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

 
No multi-GPU help for the RTX 2070: the cardboard doesn’t have a NVLink connector. This connector is reserved to RTX 2080 / 2080 Ti.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

 
The rear face of the PCB is protected by a plastic (or one thing comparable) backplate:

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

 
The Eight-pin energy connector:

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

 
Output connectors: three DisplayPort 1.four + one HDMI 2.0b:

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

 

three – GPU Info

The standard GPU Caps Viewer and GPU-Z screenshots.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6 - GPU Caps Viewer

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6 - GPU-Z

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6 - GPU-Z

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6 - GPU-Z

 

four – GPU Benchmarks

 

Check System CPU Intel Core i7-8700Okay @ three.7GHz Motherboard GIGABYTE Z390 Gaming X Reminiscence 16GB DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LED @ 3000MHz PSU Corsair AX860i Storage Samsung 840 Professional 256GB SSD OS Home windows 10 v1809 64-bit

 

four.1 – 3DMark Sky Diver

48278 (graphics:91140, physics:16624, mixed:28892)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
43293 (graphics:71813, physics:16355, mixed:28711)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
43130 (graphics:70802, physics:16396, mixed:29035)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
40120 (graphics:58829, physics:16745, mixed:29143)
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
39287 (graphics:58162, physics:16492, mixed:28877)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
32212 (graphics:40542, physics:16557, mixed:28694)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
30441 (graphics:36767, physics:16692, mixed:28858)
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
29985 (graphics:35749, physics:16838, mixed:28889)
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
29740 (graphics:35526, physics:16603, mixed:28751)
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94
23492 (graphics:25059, physics:16757, mixed:27136)
MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

four.2 – 3DMark FireStrike (1920×1080)

22003 (graphics:28030, physics:18578, mixed:9419)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
19146 (graphics:22604, physics:18585, mixed:9109)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
19118 (graphics:22150, physics:18587, mixed:9639)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
16504 (graphics:19574, physics:18586, mixed:29143)
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
16414 (graphics:18561, physics:18629, mixed:8025)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
11708 (graphics:13426, physics:18640, mixed:4651)
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
11538 (graphics:13079, physics:18534, mixed:4711)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
11075 (graphics:12839, physics:18597, mixed:4201)
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
10292 (graphics:11368, physics:18595, mixed:4325)
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94
7899 (graphics:8616, physics:18629, mixed:3175)
MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

four.three – 3DMark FireStrike Extremely (4K / 3840×2160)

6680 (graphics:6581, physics:18559, mixed:3617)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
5517 (graphics:5446, physics:18595, mixed:2819)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
5242 (graphics:5113, physics:18601, mixed:2777)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
4634 (graphics:4654, physics:18592, mixed:2148)
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
4593 (graphics:4512, physics:18631, mixed:2304)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
3117 (graphics:3013, physics:18669, mixed:4711)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
2869 (graphics:2830, physics:18652, mixed:1325)
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
2681 (graphics:2594, physics:18622, mixed:1321)
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94

 

four.four – 3DMark TimeSpy (Direct3D 12)

 

four.5 – Unigine Superposition – 1080p Medium – Direct3D

 

four.6 – Unigine Superposition – 4K Optimized – Direct3D

 

four.7 – Unigine Valley – Excessive HD – Direct3D

Unigine Valley is a Direct3D/OpenGL benchmark from the identical dev group than Unigine Heaven. Extra info might be discovered HERE and HERE.

Unigine Valley

Settings: Excessive HD (Direct3D 11, 1920×1080 fullscreen, 8X MSAA)

 

four.Eight – FurMark 1.20

P1080 (1920×1080)

 

P2160 (3840×2160)

 

four.9 – Rhodium LC

Rhodium LC (LC for Liquid Carbon!) is a brand new GPU pixel shader benchmark made with GeeXLab and based mostly on this shadertoy demo. You possibly can obtain RhodiumLC from THIS PAGE.

GeeXLab pixel shader benchmark

 

P1080 (1920×1080)

 

P2160 (3840×2160)

 

four.10 – MSI Kombustor 2017 – TessMark X32 OpenGL

MSI Kombustor 2017 (v0.6.2.zero) is the brand new model of MSI Kombustor. For this check, I used TessMark X32 which is an OpenGL four.zero tessellation benchmark with a tessellation degree of 32. You’ll be able to obtain MSI Kombustor 2017 from THIS PAGE.

MSI Kombustor - TessMark

 

P1080 (1920×1080)

 

four.11 – World of Tanks enCore (Direct3D)

World of Tanks enCore is a brand new graphics benchmark based mostly on the sport World of Tanks. Extra details about this benchmark could be discovered HERE.

World of Tanks enCore Graphics Benchmark

 

P1080 (1920×1080)

 

P2160 (3840×2160)

 

four.12 – Last Fantasy XV (Direct3D)

This benchmark is predicated on the Remaining Fantasy XV Home windows Version online game. Extra info HERE.

Final Fantasy XV benchmark

 

P1080

Settings: Excessive High quality – 1920×1080 fullscreen

 

P2160

Settings: Excessive High quality – 3840×2160 fullscreen

 

four.13 – Resident Evil 6 Benchmark

Resident Evil 6 (RE6) is a Direct3D 9 benchmark. RE6 benchmark might be downloaded from this web page.

Resident Evil 6

 

P1080

Settings: Decision: 1920 x 1080, anti-aliasing: FXAA3HQ, all params to excessive.

 

P2160

Settings: Decision: 3840 x 2160, anti-aliasing: FXAA3HQ, all params to excessive.

 

four.14 – Far Cry 5 (Direct3D)

This check is predicated on the built-in benchmark shipped with Far Cry 5. Extra info HERE.

Far Cry 5 benchmark

 
Graphics settings in Far Cry 5: Extremely High quality

P1080

 

P2160

 

four.15 – HashCat 5.zero (OpenCL)

hashcat is a OpenCL-based password cracker. Extra info on hashcat may be discovered on this article.

You’ll be able to obtain the newest HashCat for Home windows HERE.

For this evaluation, I used the built-in benchmark and examined the MD5 and SHA-256 performances.
For testing the MD5 perfs, run the next command:


> hashcat64.exe -b -m zero

For testing the SHA-256 perfs, run the next command:


> hashcat64.exe -b -m 1400

 

MD5

 

SHA-256

 

5 – Burn-in Check

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6 - FurMark burn-in test

 
This burn-in check has been executed with FurMark 1.20.1.zero.

As typical, the very first thing to do earlier than operating a stress check is to set to the max the facility goal restrict. I used MSI Afterburner for this job. The RTX 2070 Ventus has a max energy restrict of 105% TDP. This card just isn’t designed for overclocking. So I set the facility restrict to 105% TDP utilizing MSI Afterburner. Should you don’t set the facility restrict to the max, the GPU is throttled when FurMark is operating.

 
Idle state
– complete energy consumption: 37W
GPU temperature: 32°C

Load state – 105% TDP
– complete energy consumption: 263W
GPU temperature: 67°C

A tough estimation of the facility consumption of the RTX 2070 Ventus is:

– at 105% TDP
P = (263-37-25) * zero.9
P = 180W

the place zero.9 is the effectivity issue of the Corsair AX 860i PSU and 25 is an estimation of the extra CPU load (when one thread is operating at 100% on the Core i7-8700Okay) when FurMark is operating.

These numbers appears coherent with the utmost energy restrict of 185W.

The GPU temperature reached a max worth of 67°C which could be very good. The VGA cooler of the RTX 2070 Ventus cooled the GPU appropriately and, furthermore, it does it with out an excessive amount of noise. Nice!

Thermal imaging

idle state
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6 - Thermal imaging - idle

 
load state
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6 - Thermal imaging - load

 

6 – Conclusion

The GeForce RTX 2070 and the GeForce GTX 1080 are neck and neck. In some exams, the RTX 2070 is slightly bit quicker and in different ones, the GTX 1080 is forward.

The RTX 2070 Ventus is completely quiet at idle. There isn’t any 0dB know-how, the followers are all the time spinning however at idle state, they’re actually noiseless. Beneath heavy we will simply hear them however the noise is greater than acceptable. As soon as once more, MSI did an excellent job with the VGA cooler.

I’ll check RTX options corresponding to realtime raytracing later, in one other article. For a easy cause: presently there isn’t any actual demo or check about RT (NVIDIA, the place are your cool tech-demos?).

This RTX 2070 Ventus is a primary Turing-based graphics card. In case you want a current GeForce that works quietly, has sufficient processing energy, has a compact design, has the newest options comparable to tensor cores (for DLSS antialiasing) and or RT cores (for realtime raytracing) and doesn’t appear to be a Xmas tree, the RTX 2070 Ventus is an effective selection.

And truthfully, this card has all contains a graphics dev wants right now: Turing GPU with all newest techs, OpenGL four.6, Vulkan, Direct3D 12, OpenCL, CUDA, PhysX, realtime raytracing and critical graphics drivers.

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

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