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Review: Palit GeForce RTX 2070 Dual

by Parm Mann on 16 October 2018, 14:00

Tags: Palit, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Conclusion

...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.

The Good
 
The Bad
RTX 2070 the best sub-£500 GPU
Good cooling performance
Turing architecture holds promise
Keeps reasonably quiet under load
 
Stock clocked
Styling is an acquired taste
Requires a second power cable



Palit GeForce RTX 2070 Dual

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hexus
In today's world, half-a-grand can be considered a mid-range outlay for many forms of technology, be it graphics card, processor or mobile phone.
Sorry Hexus, but I am very surprised by that. Can you explain how you came to that statement? Last year's top end gaming CPU was significantly less than half a grand for example .
kalniel
Sorry Hexus, but I am very surprised by that. Can you explain how you came to that statement? Last year's top end gaming CPU was significantly less than half a grand for example .

I think it's a fair statement.

£1K seems to be a number companies are targeting for their high end stuff, which has dragged up the price of mid range stuff too.

Even companies that used to be cheap are now close to the pricing of high end stuff 3 years ago.
kalniel
Sorry Hexus, but I am very surprised by that. Can you explain how you came to that statement? Last year's top end gaming CPU was significantly less than half a grand for example .

The article should be edited to say “half a grand is nvidias, and companies who think too highly of themselves, mid range offering and new expected pricing going forwards”.

Or it was written to piss off Cat :P
kalniel
Sorry Hexus, but I am very surprised by that. Can you explain how you came to that statement? Last year's top end gaming CPU was significantly less than half a grand for example .

Yep,because AMD and Nvidia use JPR figures and analysis as part of their own PR:

https://techpinions.com/amd-gains-big-in-gpu-market-share-last-quarter-thanks-to-cryptocurrency/52361

Here is another one of their reports from this year:

https://www.jonpeddie.com/images/uploads/The_Balance_of_Power_in_Gaming_2018_-_V4.pdf

So in the past it was above $250 that high end was defined(well last year at least),but more recently it seems around $350.

Tabbykatze
The article should be edited to say “half a grand is nvidias, and companies who think too highly of themselves, mid range offering and new expected pricing going forwards”.

Or it was written to piss off Cat :P

LOL,well if they did that then its their own issue?! Hopefully not!! ;)

After all look at the RTX2080TI thread at how many people moaned at the pricing,it felt so warm and fuzzy.

Its even better on OcUK,a forum which I never thought would actually make Hexus look “high end”.

:p
no backplate in 2018 on ~600 euro GPU brawo PALIT