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




MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

 
Article index

 

1 – Overview

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

Even if the specs are the same than NVIDIA reference board, it’s a customized RTX 2070. The board is compact (a bit less than 23cm) and MSI has added its cooling know-how to this card. This RTX 2070 is cooled by two TORX fans (v2.0) that provide a quiet and efficient cooling.

More marketing information can be found on the RTX 2070 Ventus homepage.

 

2 – Gallery

The box!


MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

 
The bundle: the graphics card, an install doc and a CDROM. A simple bundle for a simple RTX 2070!


MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

 
The RTX 2070 Ventus!


MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

 
No multi-GPU support for the RTX 2070: the card does not 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 something similar) backplate:


MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

 
The 8-pin power connector:


MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

 
Output connectors: three DisplayPort 1.4 + one HDMI 2.0b:


MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6

 

3 – GPU Information

The usual 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

 

4 – GPU Benchmarks

 

Test System
CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.7GHz
Motherboard GIGABYTE Z390 Gaming X
Memory 16GB DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LED @ 3000MHz
PSU Corsair AX860i
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD
OS Windows 10 v1809 64-bit

 

4.1 – 3DMark Sky Diver

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

 

4.2 – 3DMark FireStrike (1920×1080)

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

 

4.3 – 3DMark FireStrike Ultra (4K / 3840×2160)

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

 

4.4 – 3DMark TimeSpy (Direct3D 12)

10028 (graphics:10725, cpu:7330)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
8252 (graphics:8461, cpu:7239)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
7524 (graphics:7562, cpu:7316)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
6284 (graphics:6144, cpu:7218)
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
6284 (graphics:6131, cpu:7324)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
4524 (graphics:4244, cpu:7239)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
4259 (graphics:3966, cpu:7338)
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
3957 (graphics:3660, cpu:7330)
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
3814 (graphics:3515, cpu:7368)
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94

 

4.5 – Unigine Superposition – 1080p Medium – Direct3D

20795 (avg FPS: 155.5)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
16419 (avg FPS: 122.8)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
16001 (avg FPS: 119.7)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
13039 (avg FPS: 97.5)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
12078 (avg FPS: 90.3)
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
9082 (avg FPS: 67.9)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
8290 (avg FPS: 62)
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
7469 (avg FPS: 55.9)
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94
7127 (avg FPS: 53.3)
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
5332 (avg FPS: 39.9)
MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

4.6 – Unigine Superposition – 4K Optimized – Direct3D

9069 (avg FPS: 67.8)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
7014 (avg FPS: 52.5)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
6936 (avg FPS: 51.9)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
5639 (avg FPS: 42.2)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
5060 (avg FPS: 37.8)
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
3886 (avg FPS: 29.1)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
3026 (avg FPS: 22.6)
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

4.7 – Unigine Valley – Extreme HD – Direct3D

Unigine Valley is a Direct3D/OpenGL benchmark from the same dev team than Unigine Heaven. More information can be found HERE and HERE.


Unigine Valley

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

5594 (avg FPS: 133.7)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
4848 (avg FPS: 115.9)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
4645 (avg FPS: 111.0)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
3953 (avg FPS: 94.5)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
3106 (avg FPS: 74.2)
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
2853 (avg FPS: 68.2)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
2695 (avg FPS: 64.4)
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
2414 (avg FPS: 57.7)
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94
1967 (avg FPS: 47.0)
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
1730 (avg FPS: 41.4)
MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

4.8 – FurMark 1.20

P1080 (1920×1080)

10203 (avg FPS: 170)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
9270 (avg FPS: 154)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
7322 (avg FPS: 122)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
6691 (avg FPS: 112)
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
6201 (avg FPS: 103)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
4946 (avg FPS: 83)
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
4556 (avg FPS: 76)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
3845 (avg FPS: 64)
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94
3367 (avg FPS: 56)
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
3246 (avg FPS: 54)
MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

P2160 (3840×2160)

3817 (avg FPS: 64)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
3165 (avg FPS: 52)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
2734 (avg FPS: 46)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
2261 (avg FPS: 38)
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
2217 (avg FPS: 37)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
1600 (avg FPS: 27)
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
1556 (avg FPS: 26)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
1330 (avg FPS: 22)
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94
1071 (avg FPS: 18)
MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Adrenalin 18.11.1
1030 (avg FPS: 17)
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

4.9 – Rhodium LC

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


GeeXLab pixel shader benchmark

 

P1080 (1920×1080)

4853 (avg FPS: 80)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
3650 (avg FPS: 60)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
3461 (avg FPS: 57)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
2835 (avg FPS: 47)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
2640 (avg FPS: 43)
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
1923 (avg FPS: 32)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
1484 (avg FPS: 24)
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94
1418 (avg FPS: 23)
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
1192 (avg FPS: 19)
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
937 (avg FPS: 15)
MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

P2160 (3840×2160)

1269 (avg FPS: 21)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
930 (avg FPS: 15)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
892 (avg FPS: 14)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
735 (avg FPS: 12)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
669 (avg FPS: 11)
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
497 (avg FPS: 8)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
378 (avg FPS: 6)
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94
305 (avg FPS: 5)
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
302 (avg FPS: 5)
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
231 (avg FPS: 3)
MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

4.10 – MSI Kombustor 2017 – TessMark X32 OpenGL

MSI Kombustor 2017 (v0.6.2.0) is the new version of MSI Kombustor. For this test, I used TessMark X32 which is an OpenGL 4.0 tessellation benchmark with a tessellation level of 32. You can download MSI Kombustor 2017 from THIS PAGE.


MSI Kombustor - TessMark

 

P1080 (1920×1080)

16248 (avg FPS: 270)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
13515 (avg FPS: 225)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
11945 (avg FPS: 199)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
10440 (avg FPS: 173)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
8845 (avg FPS: 147)
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
7106 (avg FPS: 118)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
6992 (avg FPS: 116)
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
6288 (avg FPS: 105)
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94
1886 (avg FPS: 32)
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
1669 (avg FPS: 28)
MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

4.11 – World of Tanks enCore (Direct3D)

World of Tanks enCore is a new graphics benchmark based on the game World of Tanks. More information about this benchmark can be found HERE.


World of Tanks enCore Graphics Benchmark

 

P1080 (1920×1080)

34887
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
30453
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
30408
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
25112
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
21658
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
17832
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
16394
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94
15257
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
13465
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
9347
MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

P2160 (3840×2160)

13236
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
10495
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
10305
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
8310
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
7609
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
5779
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
5590
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
4572
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

4.12 – Final Fantasy XV (Direct3D)

This benchmark is based on the Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition video game. More information HERE.


Final Fantasy XV benchmark

 

P1080

Settings: High Quality – 1920×1080 fullscreen

10629
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
9005
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
8778
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
7124
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
5842
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
5140
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
4408
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94
3770
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
3669
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
2268
MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

P2160

Settings: High Quality – 3840×2160 fullscreen

4854
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
3843
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
3687
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
2925
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
2683
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
2089
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
1630
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
1569
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

4.13 – Resident Evil 6 Benchmark

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


Resident Evil 6

 

P1080

Settings: Resolution: 1920 x 1080, anti-aliasing: FXAA3HQ, all params to high.

27422
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
26213
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
26157
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
24683
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
20382
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
19779
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
16970
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94
14629
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
13270
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
10384
MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

P2160

Settings: Resolution: 3840 x 2160, anti-aliasing: FXAA3HQ, all params to high.

15463
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
12483
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
11491
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
9994
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
7688
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
6831
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
5751
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94
5276
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
4855
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

4.14 – Far Cry 5 (Direct3D)

This test is based on the built-in benchmark shipped with Far Cry 5. More information HERE.


Far Cry 5 benchmark

 
Graphics settings in Far Cry 5: Ultra Quality

P1080

6910 frames (117 FPS)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
6622 frames (112 FPS)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
6483 frames (110 FPS)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
5833 frames (99 FPS)
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
5605 frames (95 FPS)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
4278 frames (73 FPS)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
3661 frames (62 FPS)
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94
3654 frames (62 FPS)
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
3479 frames (59 FPS)
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
2855 frames (48 FPS)
MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

P2160

3485 frames (59 FPS)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
2722 frames (46 FPS)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
2642 frames (45 FPS)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
2253 frames (38 FPS)
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
2097 frames (36 FPS)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
1471 frames (25 FPS)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
1321 frames (22 FPS)
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

4.15 – HashCat 5.0 (OpenCL)

hashcat is a OpenCL-based password cracker. More information on hashcat can be found in this article.

You can download the latest HashCat for Windows HERE.

For this review, I used the built-in benchmark and tested the MD5 and SHA-256 performances.
For testing the MD5 perfs, run the following command:

> hashcat64.exe -b -m 0

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

> hashcat64.exe -b -m 1400

 

MD5

42306 MH/sec
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
26887 MH/s
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
26206 MH/sec
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
20713 MH/sec
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
19866 MH/sec
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
11633 MH/sec
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
11595 MH/sec
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
10433 MH/sec
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94
10354 MH/sec
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1

 

SHA-256

5775 MH/sec
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
4057 MH/s
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB – GeForce 417.01
3365 MH/sec
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 AIR BOOST – Adrenalin 18.11.1
3295 MH/sec
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB – GeForce 416.94
2465 MH/sec
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – GeForce 416.94
1811 MH/sec
MSI Radeon R9 290X – Adrenalin 18.11.1
1606 MH/sec
MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB – Adrenalin 18.11.1
1471 MH/sec
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB – GeForce 416.94
1302 MH/sec
MSI GeForce GTX 970 – GeForce 416.94

 

5 – Burn-in Test


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

 
This burn-in test has been done with FurMark 1.20.1.0.

As usual, the first thing to do before running a stress test is to set to the max the power target limit. I used MSI Afterburner for this job. The RTX 2070 Ventus has a max power limit of 105% TDP. This card is not designed for overclocking. So I set the power limit to 105% TDP using MSI Afterburner. If you don’t set the power limit to the max, the GPU is throttled when FurMark is running.

 
Idle state
– total power consumption: 37W
GPU temperature: 32°C

Load state – 105% TDP
– total power consumption: 263W
GPU temperature: 67°C

A rough estimation of the power consumption of the RTX 2070 Ventus is:

– at 105% TDP
P = (263-37-25) * 0.9
P = 180W

where 0.9 is the efficiency factor of the Corsair AX 860i PSU and 25 is an estimation of the additional CPU load (when one thread is running at 100% on the Core i7-8700K) when FurMark is running.

These numbers looks coherent with the maximum power limit of 185W.

The GPU temperature reached a max value of 67°C which is very nice. The VGA cooler of the RTX 2070 Ventus cooled the GPU correctly and, moreover, it does it without too much noise. Great!

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 tests, the RTX 2070 is a little bit faster and in other ones, the GTX 1080 is ahead.

The RTX 2070 Ventus is absolutely quiet at idle. There is no 0dB technology, the fans are always spinning but at idle state, they are really noiseless. Under heavy we can easily hear them but the noise is more than acceptable. Once again, MSI did a very good job with the VGA cooler.

I will test RTX features such as realtime raytracing later, in another article. For a simple reason: currently there is no real demo or test about RT (NVIDIA, where are your cool tech-demos?).

This RTX 2070 Ventus is a basic Turing-based graphics card. If you need a recent GeForce that works quietly, has enough processing power, has a compact design, has the latest features such as tensor cores (for DLSS antialiasing) and or RT cores (for realtime raytracing) and does not look like a Xmas tree, the RTX 2070 Ventus is a good choice.

And honestly, this card has all features a graphics dev needs today: Turing GPU with all latest techs, OpenGL 4.6, Vulkan, Direct3D 12, OpenCL, CUDA, PhysX, realtime raytracing and serious graphics drivers.


MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8GB GDDR6





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