GALAX has launched a new lineup of graphics cards, aimed primarily for showcase rigs. The GALAX RTX 2070 is enclosed with a crystal clear chassis. The radiator is primarily a layer of acrylic material, with irregular ridges.
One striking difference between this card and other GALAX cards is the backplate design. The backplate is bent from the middle along with metallic nature and hollow design, contrasting other cards with a flat rear panel. The top of the card is branded with the text “What’s your game”, located under irregular acrylic design. On the I/O side of things, it holds 1x DVI-D, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort. The card runs on a single 8 pin power supply. To give an idea about the thickness, it acquires about 2 cabinet slots for operation. The fans have a plastic design with a diameter of 9 cm.
The GALAX RTX 2070 has a base clock of 1410 MHz and a boost clock of 1620 MHz coupled with 8GB of GDDR6 memory.
To benchmark this card, the system used was a Core i7-8700K on a Z390 motherboard with 3000 MHz DDR4 8GBx2 RAM and an Intel 600p 512GB M.2 SSD.
RTX 2070 Founders Edition: 23331 100%
GALAX RTX 2070: 21646 92.8%
RTX 2070 Founders Edition: 10960 100%
GALAX RTX 2070: 10209 93.1%
RTX 2070 Founders Edition: 5364 100%
GALAX RTX 2070: 5066 94.4%
RTX 2070 Founders Edition: 8801 100%
GALAX RTX 2070: 8680 98.6%
Time Spy Extreme
RTX 2070 Founders Edition: 4173 100%
GALAX RTX 2070: 4038 93.1%
RTX 2070 Founders Edition: 5088 100%
GALAX RTX 2070: 4855 93.1%
The benchmark performance on the GALAX RTX 2070 is about 5-10% lower as compared to its Founders Edition counterpart. This can be blamed on its lower (1620 MHz) boost clock compared to RTX 2070 Founders Edition (1710 MHz).
The card was tested on various games with 1920×1080 and 2560×1440 resolution. The games were set to default max quality. Using the game’s own performance test output, here are the results below:
Assassin’s Creed Origins:
1920×1080 – 83
2560×1440 – 72
Rise of the Tomb Raider:
1920×1080 – 137.8
2560×1440 – 96.7
Far Cry 5:
1920×1080 – 113
2560×1440 – 86
Ghost Recon Wildlands:
1920×1080 – 64.8
2560×1440 – 51.9
GALAX is not advertising this product as pro-performance but for its appearance and the card delivers in that area. To summarize GALAX places this card between the GAMER series and Hall of Fame series. The card manages to run all the games tested here, at the highest settings on 1440p 60FPS+. This card is meant for enthusiasts who like to flaunt their cards and showcase their rigs.