...the third Turing GPU delivers stellar results at a QHD resolution, and does so at a far more palatable price point than the RTX 2080.
Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070 is ultimately the best graphics card available at around the £500 mark.
Offering performance that's a sizeable step up from the previous-generation GTX 1070, the third Turing GPU delivers stellar results at a QHD resolution, and does so at a far more palatable price point than the RTX 2080.
Such characteristics make it an obvious choice for a potent gaming PC, yet the current performance level isn't enough to justify upgrading from, say, a GTX 1080 or Vega 64. As with others in the RTX line-up, the 2070 is a decent GPU whose true potential rests with the Tensor and RT cores that lie in wait. RTX 2070 is a solid choice right now, but if developers harness the capabilities of the architecture to deliver next-gen visuals and meaningful in-game performance boosts, it becomes an entirely different proposition.
Browsing the various launch models, we feel as though the Founders Edition will once again be the card to beat, and partners will need to focus on pricing in order to stand out from the pack. Palit's RTX 2070 Dual is likely to be as competitive as they come. Priced at £459, the card isn't the prettiest, and lacks niceties such as a factory overclock or fans that switch off at low load, yet cooling performance is good, noise levels are reasonable, and performance is right where it needs to be.
Bottom line: willing to splash £500 on a new graphics card? GeForce RTX 2070 is the prime candidate, and Palit's Dual is an early contender.
RTX 2070 the best sub-£500 GPU
Good cooling performance
Turing architecture holds promise
Keeps reasonably quiet under load
Styling is an acquired taste
Requires a second power cable
Palit GeForce RTX 2070 Dual
The Palit GeForce RTX 2070 Dual graphics card is available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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