See Unboxing and Review of the RTX 2070 Galax Ex OC White

State-of-the-art board with a beautiful white chassis and compatible with Ray Tracing. Do we like it?

We had the chance to get our hands on a beautiful RTX 2070 Galax Ex OC. It is But by the full GPU acceleration tech provides cutting edge graphics. THE GeForce RTX 2070 Galax EX White OC easily meets the recommended system requirements for recently released games and is a strong benchmarker in modern games, often delivering excellent High and Ultra quality frame rates running at 1080p and is capable of running games with up to one DirectX 12 requirement.

Here's a quick synopsis of game performance for the AAA games still relevant in 2021. In particular, we focused on how well the GeForce RTX 2070 Galax runs on Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second (the famous FPS) it's doing. achieving 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. Did she do well? What about the rest of the requirements like temperature and native software? Does it do well on all these requirements? Just reading to find out.

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The RTX 2070 Galax Ex OC White

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Quick FAQ

Is the RTX 2070 good for Cyberpunk?

With a GeForce RTX 2070 it's possible to get up to 110 FPS, depending on the quality of the game. As for the 4K FPS, it is possible to achieve, varying according to the rest of the PC, a frame rate of up to 36 FPS in 4K Ultra.

Is the RTX 2070 still worth it?

The Nvidia RTX 2070 is an unquestionably impressive graphics card that puts 4K gaming within reach of a mid-range graphics card.

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Can an RTX 2070 run games at 1440p 144hz?

Yes, it can play games at 1080p 60Hz, so it can handle 1440p 144Hz. It's great and most of the time you can get between 100 to 150 FPs or more depending on the game I play.

Can an RTX 2070 run in 4K?

With performance close to the RTX 2080 and similar specs, the GeForce RTX 2070 runs a 4K game at a solid 60Hz and high quality gameplay at 1440p.

Unboxing RTX 2070 Galax Ex OC White

When looking for video cards one of the ones that has stood out today is the RTX 2070 Galax Ex OC mainly because of the cost-benefit if focused on 4K or Ray-tracing. I chose the brand Galax due to its quality and guarantee in Brazil, which is already renowned and well known for being made by keyboard and also for the free thermal grease cleaning and exchange service offered by them. Fantastic isn't it? Connect to the unboxing video we made:

Galax RTX 2070 Ex White Video Card Unboxing Video

RTX 2070 Galax Ex OC White Overview

A GeForce RTX 2070 Galax EX OC White is a state-of-the-art graphics card based on 12nm Turing architecture and is considered a great 1440p graphics card. This is a two-slot video card with twin 100 mm fans, extreme silent technology, white cover, aluminum backplate and RGB effect lighting.

Architecture

It equips a scaled down Turing GPU codenamed TU106, more specifically the TU106-400A-A1 variant, which means that factory overclocks are allowed. This is a first generation Turing GPU and has 16 SM enabled, offering 2304 CUDA shader processing units, 144 TMUs and 64 ROPs. Turing architecture supports real-time Ray Tracing (RTX) technology. It is equipped with 288 tensioner cores for AI purposes and 32 RT cores for Ray Tracing. The central unit runs at 1410 MHz and goes up to 1620 MHz in Boost mode.

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Memory

The GPU accesses an 8GB second generation GDDR6 frame buffer through a 256-bit memory interface, while the memory clock operates at 1750 MHz, or effective 14 GHz. The total memory bandwidth is 448 GB/s.

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Plate with RBG effect and Ray Tracing support

Energy consumption

With a board rated TDP of 175W, it requires at least a 550W power supply with one 8-pin power connector and one available 6-pin power connector.

Performance

GeForce RTX 2070 offers performance between GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, while also supporting Ray Tracing and DLSS support.

Technical specifications

A GeForce RTX 2070 Galax EX OC White is best suited for resolutions up to 3840×2160. We recommend a state-of-the-art processor and 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.

GPU Engine Specifications
CUDA Cores2304
Boost Clock(MHz)TBC
Memory Specifications
memory speed14 Gbps
Memory configuration8GB standard
Width of memory interface6-bit GDDR256
Memory bandwidth (GB / s)448
Feature support
PCI-E 3.0
7-bit Windows 64, 10-bit Windows 64, 64-bit Linux
Display support
DisplayPort1.4x3, HDMI 2.0b
Dimensions (supported)295 * 143 * 52 mm
Dimensions (not supported)285 * 127 * 52 mm

Review RTX 2070 Galax Ex OC White

Packing

The box is very beautiful and stylish, the plate comes well packaged, the points that leave something to be desired is that because it is a premium product, which is very expensive, nothing different comes together, not even a sticker if you want and the Molex adapter for 8-pin it is super simple and does not even have a coating on the wires.

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The board packaging

A RTX 2070 Galax Ex OC

The plate is beautifully constructed, reinforced with a textured matte white backplate. The 100mm white fans give a “cream” effect with the RGB that looks really cool, no matter what show.

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The RTX 2070

Discover several GPUs from the Galax line and take the opportunity to upgrade your PC

Overclock / Software

Rtx 2070 galax ex oc white

I still didn’t have the courage to push too hard, one of the reasons I’ll explain below, and the Galax software doesn't help much with its exaggerated interface and bad UX. In the image above we can't see, but there would be a “1-click” section where we enable the overclock automatic, on this screen we can't know if it's active or inactive, apart from these UX problems, the application does its job, although I really miss having statistics on the screen showing how the thing is progressing.

Another thing that makes a lot, but A LOT lacking, is being able to customize the power/temperature curve of the fans, I believe this helps a lot with regard to overclocks. However, a small edit in this post about the RTX 2070 Galax Ex OC: They updated the app, as they only NOW decided to release a version for RTX and it's still beta… Despite improving a lot, the software still has a big lack of features,

Temperature / Cooling

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Cooling

The board is constructed with a large vapor chamber that covers almost the entire PLB, quickly spreading the heat generated by the GPU to the entire heatsink. The set of special fins fills the entire space inside the roof to maximize surface area. And the front heatsink is custom molded that covers the front PLB, providing first-class cooling for MOSFET, PWM and other components.

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But, as you could see, with the limitation of the temperature control software it becomes a problem that affects the board a lot, in the image above you can see the board running at 645Mhz but at 52 Fucking Cº in IDLE!!!
At least in the new version we have the extra option of controlling 2 pre-configured temperature levels. =/

Hence the fear of pushing the card too far.

Performance

This game review of PC hardware performance for the video card GeForce RTX 2070 Galax EX OC White 8GB, when running 2021 most popular games, lets us see what kind of FPS this card can get when running at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. When considering how well this video card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today. However, it could still be a little better.

Running at 1080p, this card should have a reasonable Grand Theft Auto VI frame rate with 57 FPS on Ultra. Next, we take a look at FIFA 22, which returns a strong 140 FPS. Another title we've seen is the popular Back 4 Blood, which we've seen get a strong 91 FPS. We moved to 1440p and saw that it will deliver playable results and a stable frame rate in the following situations. These were the results:

Grand Theft Auto V
Low115 FPS
Médio90 FPS
Alto61 FPS
Incredibly 43 FPS
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FIFA 22
Low282 FPS
Médio222 FPS
Alto149 FPS
Incredibly 107 FPS
Back 4 Blood
Low183 FPS
Médio144 FPS
Alto97 FPS
Incredibly 69 FPS

Final Thoughts on Galax RTX 2070

The cost leaves a lot to be desired when looking for performance, the card basically costs R $ 3.000,00 (I'm rounding because the dollar is crazy, so are the prices) and does not deliver a performance compatible with the value, and unfortunately, Ray-tracing it’s not that incredible to cost so much even more when it “reduces” the capacity of the RTX 2070 since the frames being delivered reduces a lot. VERY SAME!

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Because of this huge drop, we are in contact with Nvidia to find out if in fact this is the expected behavior or if we made a mess here, as a consequence the benchmarks will take a little longer to come out. So, what did you think of our review? What did you think of the RTX 2070 da Galax? Leave your opinion in the comments and read more about hardware on our website.

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Paulo Fabris is a journalist, writer, RPG player, gamer, cosplayer, nerd and fan of anime since the time of TV Manchete.