ASUS Announces the GeForce RTX 2070 Turbo EVO Video Card
Ron Perillo / 3 years ago
RTX 2070 with Blower-Style Cooling
ASUS is launching a new GeForce RTX 2070 video card variant with a blower-style cooling mechanism. With the Founder’s Edition models switching to dual fan coolers, this blower-style approach is a throwback to an old video card cooling tradition.
On a blower-style cooler, cool air is drawn directly from the fan opening only. So there are no openings on the shroud body. After which, hot air is then blown through a specially designed rear IO grate.
In order for optimal heat exhaustion, ASUS dedicates the entire top part of the rear IO for ventilation slots. Forgoing the USB-C connector and moving the DisplayPort to the bottom row. In fact, more than half the rear IO bracket is for ventilation. While there are no USB-C connectors, there are still two HDMI 2.0b ports and two DisplayPorts (1.4) available.
Aside from switching cooling solutions, ASUS also opted to remove the NVLink. So users looking to run an SLI setup are out of luck.
Other than those differences, this Turbo EVO version is identical to the Turbo (non-EVO version). Both also have dual ball-bearing 80mm IP5X fans and subtle gradient lighting on the side. The two are also subject to ASUS 144-hour validation stability test prior to shipping out with 1410MHz base clock speeds and 1620MHz boost in Gaming mode or 165MHz boost clock in OC mode.
How much is the ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 Turbo EVO?
ASUS did not reveal official pricing at this time. However, considering the RTX 2070 Turbo version is currently $530 USD (via Newegg.com), expect the Turbo EVO version to have a lower price than that. Which is a good deal if you do not need to SLI or require USB-C.