Test Setup & Overclocking
Intel Core i7 9700K
Cooler Master V1000
Cooler Master ML240
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
GPU Tweak II
The ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2070 OC will not run at factory OC speed out of the box; you need to install GPU Tweak II software, in order to set the OC mode for the card. The card has three modes, OC mode, Gaming mode, and Silent mode.
For manual controls, you need to click on Professional Mode on down right corner. The Professional Mode has all the necessary options for overclocking
For lighting customization, you need to go to tools and click on AURA. Here you can customize the lighting effects and cooler. I am little disappointed to see there are no separate cooler controls for different parts for the card.
Ever since NVIDIA introduce GPU Boost 3 with GTX 10 series, which automatically push the card as far as it can get and they’re not much headroom left for a manual overclocking, as our card runs at 2040 MHz on gaming load. Also, considering that ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2070 already come with a factory overclock, I only manage to squeeze out few MHz only, which totally not worth the effort of doing so as if you push it little further you will start showing artifact and blue screens. Though with memory overclocking we have no luck, only 10 MHz which didn’t make any difference on performance.