ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2070 O8G Gaming Review

Packaging and Overview

Asus ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2070 comes in identical Asus ROG graphics card box as all previous cards from past few years are coming in, with card picture on top and features overview at the back.

As you can see ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2070 comes with same triple fan new DirectCU III cooling solution design as its bigger brothers 2080 and 2080 Ti comes with. Though, as I said earlier the looks of the cooler are a little outdated as we are seeing this design for two years now. Although, the cooler is same as its big brothers, ASUS used the old fans for ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2070 cooler.  The card is 11.8 inches in length and 2.5 slots thick.

In the back, ASUS didn’t make any changes to the back plate design from the previous cards, with a big ROG eye which is RGB illuminated.

The card feature dual 8-pin power connector powers. On the left corner, there is no NVLink connector so there is no option for SLI with RTX 2070. Instead of NVLink connector, we find a BIOS button, which lets users choose between the ‘performance’ BIOS or the ‘quiet’ BIOS – the only change is the fan curve is drastically reduced when using the card with its quiet BIOS. There also a small SMT button lets you quickly turn off all LED lighting on the card.

In the rear side of the card, we find two 4-pin PWM fan connector for case fans, which will control by the card to give maximum airflow over the card. ASUS also added an RGB header which allows you to connect your case RGB strip with the card and control by the AURA software.

The card offers identical display connectivity options include three standard DisplayPort 1.4a, one HDMI 2.0b, and a VirtualLink connector, which is basically USB-C with DisplayPort routing and USB-PD, so a single cable can power, display, and take input from your VR HMD.

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