ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER Twin Fan Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅16-07-19

In times gone by we’ve been treated to ZOTAC’s crème de la crème courtesy of the AMP and AMP Extreme Series, so today’s vanilla offering is somewhat underwhelming.

The RTX 2070 SUPER Twin Fan is a basic solution and as such it hits the MSRP aggressively – holding on at £499 GBP - $499 USD - $859 AUD. Due to such a pricepoint, ZOTAC has made a variety of cutbacks, some of which may not concern a number of gamers.

This graphics card features no factory overclock and therefore follows after the Founders Edition, having the GPU and memory values all at stock. The RTX 2070 SUPER Twin Fan does however allow for a substantial manual overclock to both these attributes, which in return will offer between 5-10 fps boost in-game.

Turning to the thermal solution on our card, ZOTAC are using their IceStorm 2.0 cooler which blends a large aluminium heatsink, metal thermal brace and the two 90mm cooling fans. In reality, under sustained load, this design will only shave off a marginal figure compared to the NVIDIA Founders Edition – the latter actually does an admirable job at alleviating heat. So, it is the operating noise where the IceStorm 2.0 really shines, it performs particularly well by keeping noise levels to a minimum during gaming sessions – though it doesn’t offer idle fan stop, which is disappointing.

Performance won’t come as any surprise since this graphics card has the same attributes as the RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition. This GPU will deliver solid performance, similar to that of the RTX 2080.

ZOTAC’s RTX 2070 SUPER Twin Fan offers little over the NVIDIA Founders Edition, but it does add in different styling, subtle RGB lighting and a cooler which will emit less noise.

+ Clean aesthetics
+ Backplate with PCB support
+ Sticks to the 2070 SUPER MSRP
+ Quiet fan operation
+ Subtle RGB LED lighting
+ Fans can be controlled independently
+ Overclocks reasonably well

- No idle fan stop
- No factory overclock

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