Buy THIS Instead - RTX 2070 Review

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    It’s been almost a month after Nvidia dropped RTX… In more ways than one. Today, the least expensive RTX-capable cards are out. Did they learn from their mistakes?
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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips  Před 3 měsíci +3172

    CORRECTION: The V-Ray chart shows the GTX 1070 mislabeled as the GTX 1080 and vice-versa. Sorry about that. Just mentally flip them around and you're good.

    • Raged Ape evo
      Raged Ape evo Před 26 dny

      Cards are too expensive now, someone needs to put a stop to it.

    • ChiefsChiLLaXN
      ChiefsChiLLaXN Před 29 dny

      vega 56 is still faster at flashed bios overclock compared to the stock rtx 2080

    • mike salomon
      mike salomon Před měsícem

      So... what do I buy?

    • 4d722e2052656473746f6e65 - Komentování
      4d722e2052656473746f6e65 - Komentování Před měsícem

      Damnit, Anthony!

    • Juan Hernandez
      Juan Hernandez Před měsícem

      New PC gamer hope nvidia GTX 1060 3gb it's ok just got AW2518HF Alienware but fu*kup because its AMD monitor but it's ok 4 the xbox one x so got the Alienwear AW3418DW hope did a good choice

  • Monkey D. Ruffy
    Monkey D. Ruffy Před 20 minutami

    On amazon de the 2070 was cheaper then the 1080 lol

  • UFCPopper
    UFCPopper Před 2 hodinami

    yall know what, in my country, weird thing is release price of rtx 2070 and rtx 2080 are the same as that of gtx1070 and gtx1080. so rtx 2070 and rtx 2080 are the upgrade for gtx 1070 and gtx1080 respectively in my country. haha.. but rtx 2080ti is not the case though.

  • Clab
    Clab Před 7 hodinami

    I'm such a noob to this. I'm looking to upgrade my GTX this a good idea to move to? I just use my PC to game with.

  • S V
    S V Před 8 hodinami

    But will it run Solitaire?

  • CaviDS
    CaviDS Před 13 hodinami

    I would love to see a comparison between the gtx 1080 desktop and the one in my alienware laptop, the performance in the laptop really is disappointing, not all that much better than the 1060 in my other alienware

  • Saleh Amini
    Saleh Amini Před 14 hodinami

    Thanks for helping me to pick gtx 1080 :D

  • Easy peasy lemon squeezy
    Easy peasy lemon squeezy Před 15 hodinami

    Most of people playing competitive on PC.
    That's mean that they playing on 144 Hz.
    That's mean that 2070 can be used only in singleplayer.
    Who will pay for that fiture in 2019 for singleplayer?

  • Snap_92
    Snap_92 Před 17 hodinami

    Rtx sucks , the best series is the 10!

  • George Coca
    George Coca Před dnem

    Best choice this new generation is RTX 2060!
    Best choice last generation was GTX 1070...

  • George Coca
    George Coca Před dnem

    I like how everyone is like, this card this, that card that, series here, series there, new generation, old generation, bla bla, more bla, some new feature like RTX ( does not mean shit ), some marketing here, a price there and so on...
    When all that matters are those fucking frame tests! REALLY!
    The only truth in computer parts, THE FPS TEST!

  • Bo Rerun
    Bo Rerun Před dnem

    What's the hurry on the video... Cut the dumb Friday show and the other lame videos about sleeper PC's

  • Manu T
    Manu T Před dnem

    There is also something else. I currently use an Asus GTX1070 Dual OC. Only because this card fits in my case. There is NO GTX1080 nor 1080ti that has the same 24cm length that this card has. But then there is the Inno3D RTX2070 Twin X2. Which has the same performance as any GTX1080 but fits my case perfectly. It's even shorter then the Asus GTX1070. So in my particular case. An upgrade to RTX2070 is the only option to get GTX1080-performance in my rig (and thus improve my VR-experience). If I just could find some more reviews or tests of this particular card (or other shorter cards).
    Also you dispute that you get more for the asking price. But you do. You get an RTX2017 for the price of a GTX1070 these days with the performance that is slightly better than a GTX1080.

  • Brian Head
    Brian Head Před dnem

    I bought the plain ole black gigabyte 2070 for $499. No complaints. Awesome card

    FLESHPWND Před 2 dny

    I'm planning on going team red and get a RX 580 8gb, I just want it for 1080p but I'm concerned about how future proof this card will be.

  • Daevster 666
    Daevster 666 Před 2 dny

    Some people are plane out retarded, I see so many comments complaining about price and how they switched to console because PC gaming is to "expensive" wow as if Nvidia is the only option for video cards. My Rx 580 and ryzen 5 PC was only $500 which doesn't only spank a console but it's the same price as that shinny new Ray tracing crap. Just because the"latest and greatest" is out doesn't mean you need to have it. Jesus people.

  • Sebastien
    Sebastien Před 2 dny

    Is it a good idea to get the RTX 2070 instead of the 1080 to futureproof a new rig?

  • Xersie
    Xersie Před 3 dny

    well if u consider laptops its a big upgrade from 1070 max q to 2070 max q on some of the lightest gaming laptops.

  • JaspeR
    JaspeR Před 3 dny +1

    For the Hz clock speeds when you would get the Gigabyte 2070 you get base clock speed of 1.62Hz for 500$

  • Brian U
    Brian U Před 3 dny

    Should resources this vid with current updated info and cards

  • KingDevan
    KingDevan Před 3 dny

    RTX 2070 or GTX 1070 Ti (Price doesn’t matter just which one is better)

  • Brian Holdbrook
    Brian Holdbrook Před 3 dny

    Psst. Maybe idk.. maybe you send me one of those 2070s you got there. Ya know, if you're done with it

  • Frank Rawr
    Frank Rawr Před 4 dny

    so uh, nvidia includes yet another awesome, but pointless feature in today's gaming market, that is way ahead of its time.....kinda like 4k. There still is no "single" GPU that out performs my 1080 ftw ti sli set up... and people are wondering why people like myself still do 2-way sli.....thats because I spent nearly 2k on video cards, and have a 4k monitor. I bought a 4k monitor after realizing how gorgeous games looked on it...only to get it, and realize...i need to crank down to 1440p to get demanding games like TW3, Shadow of the tomb raider and other games to run 60 fps+.....the hell? Even Mirrors edge catalyst can't give me 60 fps+ on preset Ultra 4k on a single card. Am i missing something here?? Anyway Give me a Single Card that outperforms a previous generation of cards running 2-way and I will ditch sli. till then i will stick with the previous generation cards in sli and wait till current gens drop a lot. then pick two of those up and probably do better then a single 3000 series card...OR until nvidia is like f**k you we are ditching sli period and no new cards will be sli capable....which this video shows is already in the guess what i think? I think that yes, cards are going to be made incapable of sli.... and packed full of features ahead of its time, and we are going to be forced to pay hefty for these features that are pointless at the time. think about it...why pay 2k (assuming 3000 series will be a lot, but maybe not that much) for a card full of pointless features or, rather features not being utilized by game devs at the time, when I can possibly spend a couple hundred dollars less and pack in a 2-way of a previous gen where devs are utilizing more of its features at the time. and probably still do better than that current gen card. But hey we know this! certainly Linus here, and, Jay, and Kyle see this too! WE WATCHING YOU NVIDIA!!! o.o

  • Moazan Amjad
    Moazan Amjad Před 4 dny

    Got 980 ti for 250 USD...need not to say more....

  • zeliz
    zeliz Před 4 dny

    cheaper than 1080 but more powerfull and with rtx.
    Enough for me

  • Lordhavik
    Lordhavik Před 5 dny

    Haha he’s getting pretty smooth with throwing those sponsors in there

  • Harry Mcdowell
    Harry Mcdowell Před 5 dny

    I don't think its RTX that's making them expensive, I think its the Tensor cores and DLSS that's driving the price up something about having a AI inside my GPU that's only active on certain games sounds expensive to me

  • Richard Hawk
    Richard Hawk Před 6 dny

    This video is a straight up lie, I just bought the Zotac Amp Extreme 2070 directly from Newegg for $450 (which is one off the highest overclocking 2070 models), and it came with a copy of Anthem. I've looked up benchmarks for more recent games and in multiple games I'm currently playing it mollywhops the 1080 and almost matches the 1080ti. All that plus the option to try RTX/DLSS whether I'm going to use them often or not (and who know how many games will support them) makes it a great deal in my mind.
    Hell, I think even $500 for one of the good models that aren't lower binned is fine, $550 and over is when it becomes less of a good deal, though.

  • Green Man
    Green Man Před 6 dny

    1080s are 1k now

  • SnakePlizkin
    SnakePlizkin Před 6 dny

    I did not intend to buy a RTX card, BUT we just had a deal here in germany that sold the Asus RTX 2070 Strix OC for 529€ + 35€cashback + 2 games (BF5orAnthem/COD).
    I belive it to be a good deal considering the Value of the bundle.
    Lets just hope it was...if the R7 costs 600€ il be somewhat mad at myself. :D

  • Tuesday
    Tuesday Před 7 dny

    Xlr8 2070 review?

  • Sean Miceli
    Sean Miceli Před 7 dny

    By now the cards are triple the price even for 1080 or 1080ti.. it's very ridiculous

  • BooYahBoy
    BooYahBoy Před 7 dny

    I dont know if I can agree with this. Currenly The 2070 is 250 dollars cheaper on average than the 1080 and it seems to get slightly higher frames. I looked on amazon and new egg and most 2070s are around 500 dollars and most 1080s are at 700-800 dollars.

  • Shark
    Shark Před 7 dny

    Nvidia take the piss now, as for their CEO, who said some pretty nasty comments about AMD's new generation gfx cards...Well said Linus, thanks for being so honest when so many reviewers are not!!!! Nvidia totally are arrogant if think that people are going to pay that amount of money for the RTX cards.

    • Arvin Castro
      Arvin Castro Před 6 dny

      Ugh...Linus' review is so wrong now. Have you seen the current prices of 1070, 1080 and 1080 Ti cards? An RTX-series card is actually the better value.

  • Panagiotis Mavridis
    Panagiotis Mavridis Před 7 dny +1

    It is better than 1070 or 1080 for machine learning though :)

  • drkrd1
    drkrd1 Před 7 dny

    Linus, thax to my seizure meds I can now watch with the rest of you tech heads.....that being said .....LONG LIVE THE LINUS

  • jack chester
    jack chester Před 8 dny

    it would be great if you could find a 1080 anywhere!.... it's like nvidia hit the turbo button on the hoover and hid them all under there beds or some shit. gonna have to buy this card with the enthusiasm of a spooning in 40 degree heat. have to replace my rx580, unfortunately it's just not good enough.

  • Mark Lewis
    Mark Lewis Před 8 dny

    What he doesn't mention is that if you play VR and are using A GTX 960, the upgrade to RTX 2070 is worth it. If you already have a 1080, disregard for now.
    Also, while the 1080 series is still great, the RTX series will now be supported for the next decade with updates, RAY Trace games, ect., while 1080's support has just left the building.
    And for those whining about the price... Are you new?

  • kondziu124
    kondziu124 Před 8 dny

    To sum up, should I better focus on rtx 2070 or gtx 1080ti in terms of gaming and future gaming?

  • f h
    f h Před 8 dny

    So what should I buy ?

    • Arvin Castro
      Arvin Castro Před 6 dny

      Buy an RTX, any RTX, because why would you pay the same money (or, usually, more!) for GTX-series cards? Even if Battlefield V is the only title with Ray Tracing, the rest of the tech the RTX-series brings make them not only future-proof, but a better value across the range.

  • tea time
    tea time Před 8 dny

    9:34 min video feels like 20 min

  • Trevor Wagner
    Trevor Wagner Před 8 dny

    1080ti prices are like tripple price everywhere i look so...

  • Robi Dawn
    Robi Dawn Před 9 dny

    yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Aus$1000 is the limit per graphics card the $1080ti was my last spend which i got on a sale for Aus $ 985 the $2000+ for a 2080ti is just not gonna happen Ray tracing is a meh feature to me

  • Robi Dawn
    Robi Dawn Před 9 dny

    and this part is called "Skip Ad"

  • Dustin McGuire
    Dustin McGuire Před 9 dny

    This video needs to be updated considering newegg now has gtx 1080s listed for $800+. Rtx 2070 is definitely worth it.

  • kakka kikkare
    kakka kikkare Před 9 dny

    could you please make any sense?

  • yotaplaysgames
    yotaplaysgames Před 10 dny

    Right now the GTX 1080 is more expensive than RTX 2070... oh my gosh

  • Mein Vieg
    Mein Vieg Před 10 dny

    its a solid buy for me since it has rtx/dlss/slight fps boost(over1080)/better steaming AND IT COSTS LESS WHERE IM FROM

  • Max Otzenberger
    Max Otzenberger Před 10 dny

    idk where you where getting your prices from because the gtx 1080 are more expensive than the rtx 2070

  • Seth McDaniel
    Seth McDaniel Před 11 dny

    I just bought my 2070 for 460 so idk

  • Seth McDaniel
    Seth McDaniel Před 11 dny

    Still would never buy anything computer wise used. You don’t know what the person before you did with the parts. They could have over clocked them to complete shit you literally never know

  • Christopher Legg
    Christopher Legg Před 11 dny

    hi linus....just wanted to know if newer gpu's in general take up 2 slots in the motherboard itself

  • 김정민
    김정민 Před 11 dny

    Its price is ridiculous.

  • Mohsin Khaleel
    Mohsin Khaleel Před 12 dny


  • Denis Løv
    Denis Løv Před 12 dny

    Maybe next Graphics will be: 1170,1180 + 2170 + 2180. 2 stands for double the price

  • Denis Løv
    Denis Løv Před 12 dny

    I guy without job in school. HOW DO I BUY THIS CARD?

  • MrWeedWacky
    MrWeedWacky Před 12 dny

    thanks for telling me my GTX1080Ti is good for another 3 years...

  • Trey Henry
    Trey Henry Před 12 dny

    Guys remember when bitcoin was relevant

  • Mountana Berry
    Mountana Berry Před 12 dny

    Since you're a very popular person and you know a lot about computer parts you will be very successful if you have a little online computer store

    oh well, many thanks for all the review you provide to public

  • Zishawn Malik
    Zishawn Malik Před 12 dny

    How tf is Linus is good with transitions

  • RubberDucky999
    RubberDucky999 Před 12 dny

    The issue starts beginning when next years xx70 gpu cost the same as this years 2080....

  • Roger Bergqvist
    Roger Bergqvist Před 13 dny

    I just changed from a Asus GTX 1060 turbo to a Asus RTX 2070 Dual. The performance is great and i´m happy, but how can i use the power of the GPU.... The games are not ready to the workload that the card can handle, yet. But for now i can be cool knowing i got a GPU for the future.

    MYTH99 CS:GO TEAM Před 13 dny

    Linus the rtx 2060 is a great card for its price point. Just wait for a month or two and that's it, most of the games will have the new rtx features

  • Gamer 10
    Gamer 10 Před 13 dny

    Well we can still wait for rtx 2060 who agrees

  • krazy Azii
    krazy Azii Před 13 dny

    i remember me roasting 2070 because its basically a 1080......... yeeeaah i bought one....... felt good until i saw 2080 performance 😭

  • Tob4Law
    Tob4Law Před 13 dny

    What do you guys think is better , an orion 3000 with an rtx 2070 or an orion 5000 with a 1060 ? The rest of the specks are the same (i7-8700/16gbRam/hhd+ssd) the thing is ... will 500w be enough ... and is the cooling enough ???

  • Evan b
    Evan b Před 13 dny

    Just bought a zotac 2070 for 450.00.
    But first I checked Newegg for a 1080... 800 buckaroos.

  • Robert Passarelli
    Robert Passarelli Před 13 dny

    So disappointed that the 2070 does not support SLI...

  • Yuzi87
    Yuzi87 Před 13 dny

    You forgot to mention DLSS which makes a big difference when enabled

  • Cornation Gial
    Cornation Gial Před 13 dny

    oh man.... if you' was a girl id do you.

  • WWiz
    WWiz Před 14 dny

    "Actual screen cap of the script. LoL" LUL

    PUBG INDIA Před 14 dny

    Can we overclock Asus turbo

  • povang
    povang Před 14 dny

    1080ti beats the brakes off the 2070 and is the same price. RTX is still in its infancy and will not really improve until the 4000 series.

  • Grims Bane
    Grims Bane Před 14 dny

    but the gigabyte rtx 2070 is much cheaper on newegg.

  • Onur
    Onur Před 14 dny +1

    2:39 *g o o d s p o r t*

  • Shirley Márquez Dúlcey
    Shirley Márquez Dúlcey Před 14 dny +1

    The story is different now in January 2019. The low prices for those GTX 1080 cards didn't last (I briefly saw some offered for under $375); they were a case of NVidia and its partners clearing out inventory of the previous generation. The few GTX 1080 cards that remain now cost as much as the RTX 2070, which happily can actually be found at the $500 list price or even less. A quick look at the featured products on a search for "RTX 2070" turned up five cards at exactly $499.99, including two that had promo codes to make the price even lower. Meanwhile, the cheapest GTX 1080 is $750, which is an utterly stupid price to pay for one when they will sell you an RTX 2080 for under $700.
    And now we have the announcement of the RTX 2060 with an expected price of $350. I expect the same thing to play out with the GTX 1070 and 1070Ti; bargains in the near term followed by disappearance from the market. If you want a 1070, February is likely to be a good time to buy one, or perhaps March if the 2060 cards are slow to arrive in stores.

  • Super Steve
    Super Steve Před 14 dny

    Great review! saved me from making mistakes!

  • Mike The Gamer
    Mike The Gamer Před 14 dny

    My GTX 1060 6gb card is doing me just fine and will do so for a long time to come.

  • Raekwon Unique
    Raekwon Unique Před 14 dny

    Man you guys are missing the point you talk about performance but never talk about graphics. Real time Ray tracing is the future I don't think you guys understand how important real-time Ray tracing is. If they can get RTX closest to rendering Package like V-ray. It will cut development time helping games studios focus more on gameplay. Right now you need about six different plugins to make a water shader look like water. Just to create global illumination they have add more lights point and play around with those lights points to create the illusion of bounce light. Having rtx do the bounce light, shadow and reflection for the devs will speed up development time. Your fixated on what it can do now but not what it will do in the future or how it going to change gaming. If you want to wait for a price that fine but write off the technology like it has no benefit is a huge mistake. People thought the electric car was a joke now look at Tesla.

    TECHNOLEECH Před 14 dny

    Rtx 2070:*huh* cheapest with ray tracing
    Rtx 2060:b*tch please

  • Power5
    Power5 Před 14 dny

    Nvidia lists the 1080ti at $699 in their store. They are of course sold out at the moment. But if they do go back on the store, I will likely get one. Better than paying the ridiculous markup that Newegg is raping us with. Their price is double, for the same reference style card on for $699. Seriously turning me away from buying any more components from them until they adjust their prices back to acceptable markup.

  • Chefies Bass Boosts
    Chefies Bass Boosts Před 15 dny +1

    Im sory...
    friken Canadians i love em’

  • Pablo Bianco
    Pablo Bianco Před 15 dny

    I'll keep my 1070 for a loooong time 🤣

  • Asterisk
    Asterisk Před 15 dny

    So every channel is legitimately going to ignore the price hikes. Amazing

  • Ajax Ganing Live
    Ajax Ganing Live Před 15 dny

    Does msi RTX™ 2080 Ti SEA HAWK X or msi or RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIO has better gaming fps then ROG Strix GeForceRTX 2080TI Overclocked O11G ? which one should i buy for best fps possible

  • ben finlaw
    ben finlaw Před 15 dny

    Cant wait for 2050 hopefully its $250 and fast as a 1070 fingers crossed

  • Keith Leonard
    Keith Leonard Před 15 dny

    This is kind of how new rendering tech always goes. First gen cards are nearly exclusively for developers and hard core enthusiasts who want to run the 1 or 2 games that support it. Without these though, you'd never have progress. Remember when the voodoo came out, it was a similar situation. RTX has the opportunity to make HUGE impacts on the visual quality of games but we devs don't roll out support for something new like this super fast, it's rather low priority due to low install rates. Basically if you weren't a part of the "in" crowd for making demos of the feature, we don't get access to this stuff before consumers do.
    I'll agree about competition though, if AMD releases a card supporting real time ray tracing it'll help the pricing. I kinda miss the old days when there were more than 2 of anything (CPU companies, gpu companies, etc).

  • Nobleノーブル
    Nobleノーブル Před 15 dny

    But can it run crisis?

  • Chen Ziyi
    Chen Ziyi Před 15 dny

    Gtx950 is sli able right?

  • Randal Quick
    Randal Quick Před 15 dny

    Wait... I'm confused... the 2070s don't have SLI support?.... but the Gigabyte aorus RTX 2070 Extreme I just got not only HAS the slot at the top of the card for SLI, but for NVLink as well...does this mean that my card supports it? or was it a goof and it just wont ever work...?

  • Martin Nicholl
    Martin Nicholl Před 15 dny

    Still confused been waiting 7 months to get a good gaming streaming card Linus!!

  • Dave Mullins
    Dave Mullins Před 15 dny

    A GTX 1080 for 439$ US! OOOOOOOK!

  • Cheeki breeki
    Cheeki breeki Před 15 dny

    Zotac or gigabyte rtx 2070 ??

  • Braydon Tol
    Braydon Tol Před 15 dny

    linus where on earth do you get your prices on these cards... at 2:05 you show those cards under 500... that makes no real sense and those numbers have to be made up. for a 1080 id be looking at the 900-1300 price range.

  • glitch gamer
    glitch gamer Před 15 dny

    I think RTX is needed bcz after one year maybe every AAA will have RTX support

  • Falich
    Falich Před 15 dny is so expensive. glad i dont have to use it. i got free calls free sms/mms and 10gb of data for 9$ a month?

  • Federico Abellán
    Federico Abellán Před 15 dny

    In my country the RTX 2070 is US$ 1000... ☹️

  • Fwazangalang Entertainment

    Seeing at how ridiculously priced 1080's are now the 2070 is actually cheaper most of the time.

  • TheWulf Plays
    TheWulf Plays Před 15 dny

    Lol my ting bill would be over 400$

  • Đức Anh Hoàng
    Đức Anh Hoàng Před 15 dny

    I just got my "new" 1070 for less than $200. Hooray for used video cards from 2018!