Aorus XTREME RTX 2070 Graphics Card Review
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
A Closer Look
Just like the RTX 2080 Xtreme, the RTX 2070 Xtreme uses the same cooler design. In fact, if you put the cards side by side, you would struggle to tell which is which. Of course, that’s no bad thing, as both cards look freaking awesome. That cooler is one of the best Aorus has ever made. and on the less demanding 2070 chipset, it should have no issues keeping this graphics card at its best performance.
The card is packed with addressable RGB lighting. There are lights on the side Aorus logo, on the tips of the fan blades, and on the fan surrounds, giving you extensive customisation options.
The shroud is fairly minimal, so there’s ample room for airflow around the card. Of course, that means that air can get in very easily, but also means heat can be removed very easily too.
To integrate three 100mm fans in a shorter form factor, the middle fan uses special cut-away blades. This design allows the outter fans to pass over the middle fan.
It’s a simple, but very clever design, and it looks pretty cool too.
On the reverse of the card, you’ll find a huge backplate. This does make the heavy GPU a bit heavier, but also makes it a lot stronger too. With the backplate, as well as the included support bar, it shouldn’t droop. The backplate also provides further passive cooling to the PCB.
Finally, we have another innovation on the rear. There are extra display outputs on this card, which can be used in two configurations; one with a focus on DP one with a focus on HDMI. Either way, triple displays + USB Type-C VR outputs are easy here.