The RTX 2070 finds itself in an awkward position. Traditionally, the GTX x70 used to be NVIDIA’s answer to the average gamer looking a more affordable card. With the RTX lineup however, they find themselves staring at a $500 RTX 2070 that can be called anything but a budget oriented graphics card.
Today is the day NVIDIA’s review embargo for the GeForce RTX 2070 got lifted. Reviews are pouring in from every major outlet, and as we have already reported earlier, the RTX 2070 is indeed faster than both the GTX 1080 as well as the AMD RX Radeon Vega 64.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Benchmarks
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V continues to be one of the best examples of well-optimized PC ports, although the game has time and again favored NVIDIA cards:
Once more, team green is well ahead of AMD in GTA V, with the RTX 2070 being 35% faster than the Vega 64, and the GTX 1080 is just a few FPS slower.
Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy XV is a gorgeous game. With a slew of PC specific enhancements, the PC version is even better. The performance too is quite acceptable:
NVIDIA cards once again dominate here, and the RTX 2070 is approximately 22 and 11% faster than the Vega 64 and GTX 1080, respectively in Final Fantasy XV.
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 is one of those games in which the Vega cards truly shine, and as clearly visible, out of the 10-series GeForce cards, the Vega 64 is next to only the GTX 1080 Ti. It almost manages to level with the RTX 2070 too, impressive indeed.
Shadow of War
Shadow of War is another NVIDIA sponsor title, but the Radeon cards perform admirably. The Vega 64 once again manages to speed past the GTX 1080, but the RTX 2070 is still ahead by a good 16%.
As you can see, the RTX 2070 is a healthy upgrade over the GTX 1070, being more than 50% faster than its predecessor, also beating the 1080 in the process.
Once again though, the price is hard to justify. After all, not everyone can shell out 500+US$ for a video card, especially considering that the PS4 costs just $399. Doesn’t really qualify as a budget gaming option, does it.