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MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING Z 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card

Model: GEFORCE RTX 2070 GAMING Z 8G BSKU: 6291651

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Monster gaming screen/multitasking advantage

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    Hollywood
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    Monster gaming screen/multitasking advantageThis beast comes with a ton of options not to mention that it does wall mount without really solid, and included metal bracket for the vase amount. Just make sure you do have one heck of a strong wall mount arm mounted on the wall and make sure you’re catching two by force studs behind your drywall to hold this beast up. You have three saved setting options so you can choose three different color speed and contrast settings and save in three different locations. You can also choose the split screen settings and choose a resolution for each side of this wall screen watch TV on one side and have your computer desktop on the other to do work. The only thing I didn’t like about it was that despite the fact that it is 49 inches in width well diagonally, It’s not as high as a typical 50 or 55 inch TV. So watching TV on it does kind of put a damper on the picture when you’re watching it and it’s full screen and full aspect ratio. However if you do you split the screen and run one side at 16 x 9 aspect ratio it will show basically around 32 to 34 inch normal size monitor picture and have a better viewing of whatever it is that you’re watching movie wise. It’s not as high as typical 50 or 55 inch TV. So watching TV on it does kind of put a damper on the picture when you’re watching it and it’s full screen and full aspect ratio. However if you do split the screen and run one side at 16 x 9 aspect ratio it will show basically around a 32 to 34 inch normal size monitor picture and have a better viewing of whatever it is that you’re watching movie wise. I think it something that you have to get used to it or you may not get used to it and if you don’t take it back and I recommend a Viotek 34 inch gaming monitor Q HD 144 frames per second. And the cheapest place to find one of those is of course Amazon and I don’t think Best Buy actually sells them. I have the 32 inch gaming monitor by Viotek and it’s awesome .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great performance.

    Posted
    Insomniak1
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    This card replaced my MSI Armour GTX 1070ti, which has served me well for a few months. So far, I have had good luck with MSI products. So I decided to get the most of the 2070 series and bought the more expensive Gaming Z edition. The card is pretty beefy when it comes to build, size and weight. It is roughly 12"X6" in size, so I would consider that if you are installing it on a mini-case. It is also heavy; weighing in at 3.27 lbs. It is nice that a card support is included (I used my own). It features a nice radiator with dual fans and some heat pipes. It runs pretty cool (28c iddle/68c loaded), even at 225 watts consumption. The fans are pretty quiet and stop if the GPU is not used. It looks very nice as well, displaying the MSI logo and some contours in RGB, which can be controlled via MSI software. I love the fact that MSI put a beautiful aluminum brush GPU cover. But the most important thing is performance, of course. As far as an upgrade to the GTX 1070ti, it defenetly blows it out of the water by at least a 40% perfomance boost (I ran many benchmarks). I have an ultrawide monitor (2560X1080 @ 144Mhz) and I can pretty much run most games at that refresh rate. About the RTX and DLSS, it is OK. I can see how it can be very cool as far as graphics (tried it in Battlefield 5) but the frames per sec are reduced significantly and I want as much FPS as possible. Overall, although I did pay a premium for the higher clock speed and looks, I think it is definetely worth $50 more that the reference models. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great performance but it is HUGE!!

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    Zyvo
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    First off, this card is BIG! Much bigger than my 2080FE. I was testing this against a 2080 FE that I have to decide which way to go with another build I am doing for a friend to see if the extra $180 is worth it. Both were only tested once only using Afterburner OC Curve, memory on the 2070 +650 and 2080 was +750mhz, CPU was an 8086k OC to 5.1ghz, ASUS Maximus XI Hero, the scores were pretty good on both sides. TimeSpy Comparison Card - 2070/2080 3D Mark - 9777/10838 (11%) Graphics - 10017/11336 (13%) Graphics Test - 64.77fps/73.24fps (13%) Graphics Test 2 - 58fps/65fps (13%) Core clock - 2010mhz/1980mhz Mem Bus clock - 1,925mhz/1938mhz Firestrike results were closer to about an 18% increase between the 2080 and 2070 but I had different ram and CPU OC settings between the 2 tests so that would have skewed them a little bit and I didn't want to go back and run it again, I was already convinced. So you would be spending $14 per % increase (~13%) to go up to the 2080. Which if you are doing 1080p or 1440p gaming I would just go with the 2070 and put those savings into a better MB or ram. Both cards achieve over 240fps in overwatch at Ultra/100% which is the cap for my 240htz monitor anyway. If I uncap FPS it is about 250-260fps on the 2070 and 260-280fps on the 2080 depending on if I am streaming on my other monitor or not. Battlefield V also played silky smooth with RayTracing on max settings. My vote, save the money and go with this 2070... it won't let you down for quite a while... but it is HUGE!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its not the quality its the price

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    Reddog
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    If you’re in the market for a high-end graphics card the options today are greater than they have been in a long time. But it also suffers from extremes in pricing. You can get models that have been available for the last two years or you can pay a premium if your buying on the high-end. The good news is the older models hold up very well and are now more affordably priced than they have been for most of 2018. The MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z is a very nice graphics card. It is fast and looks great. Since this is the new Nvidia RTX product line it has technology and supports features that are really not even available. The primary complaint of the MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z card will be the price because this card is an excellent performer and looks great. It is very quiet and if you can afford it and have done your homework you will probably really like it. Just keep in mind that you are paying for new technology and in the history of computers you can never be sure if the technology in the RTX products will be adopted by new games and even more importantly the games you play. I give Nvidia credit for offering new technology but the fact is it takes years before you will know if the choices they made will be supported by the developers who actually produce the games we play and love. RTX cards have a higher price for a reason and the MSI Gaming Z has done a great job with their version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best RTX 2070 graphics card current available

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    HabaBone
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    Pros: - This MSI OC variant is twice as fast as my AMD 290, and about 18% faster than my MSI OC GTX 1080. - 4K60 in most games released between 2014-17 max settings. - 4K60 high settings or custom high/ultra settings in most 2018/19 games released so far. - 1440P60 in 99% of titles released at high/ultra settings. - Best high end GPU in Nvidia's RTX lineup with usable ray tracing performance at 1440P and lower. - Quiet, the fans rarely spin up and when they do it's a whisper while keeps the GPU around 72C. Cons: - Price, I paid less than $400 for this card after applying rewards points from Christmas purchases but would not have paid the current asking price ($630) for this card. - Ray tracing is still limited, and DLSS or whatever it's called might be a gimmick. - Size, this card is large and takes up 3 PCI slots. If you have a lot of expansion cards you're going to sacrifice one of them. I had to say goodbye to my USB-C dual port expansion card. Summary: Great card but only marginally faster than the still great GTX 1080 but with ray tracing capabilities. I also think this card is slightly overpriced by $75 or so, base price should be no more than $550 but with the lack of true competition, Nvidia can continue their current pricing structure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MSI Never Disappoints!

    Posted
    Shmee
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    Before I decided to purchase this card I was looking to purchase an RTX 2080 Founders Edition, but none were available. Little did I know that this card would be able to keep up with the 2080 and in some cases even out-perform. For starters, this card is POWER HUNGRY, but even then I have never seen the card go anywhere in the 80's even when overclocked. This card also is very quiet and I have never heard the fans get too loud. As far as the lighting controls go there are plenty of lighting effects and the lighting is vibrant and bright. The ONLY issue I could find with this card was the size as even though it is a 2 slot card it is very tall and may not fit in certain cases. I had placed this in a NZXT H200 and the card was so heavy that it pressed down onto the PSU shroud, completely blocking one of the fans. If you do end up going with this card I recommend taking measurements of your case. One good thing though is that MSI includes a GPU support bracket to prevent sag and damage to your motherboards PCIE slot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Review of remorse. lol (an honest review).

    Posted
    Makah
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    I will start off by saying if I was to buy a new card I would go with a MSI card This is my third Z series card. This is coming from a MSI Z gtx 1070 I bought right after release for 340.00 this card was twice as much for maybe another 20 fps in most games @ 1440p. Graphic scores on Firestrike with OC on both cards at the same clock speeds : gtx 1070(from almost three years ago) is 19442, the RTX 2070 got 25071. Most Games running in Unreal 4 engine see little bump in performance between the two cards. If you are still rocking a 1000 series GTX. Wait for the next big thing or wait for prices to cut in half or thirds. This upgrade is a comparable jump from a 1060 6gb to a gtx 1070 8gb and the price difference was only 50 dollars, not double. My Basic PC specs windows pro 64 Z370 8600k @ 4,6ghz ddr4 2400mhz 240 sandisk ssd evga 750 watt psu asus 27" ips 144hz 1440p monitor

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best option for new PC build

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    Dan81
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    I bought the RTX 2070 Gaming Z* because I wanted to make sure my new PC build was future proof for the next 3-4 years. I have the Ryzen 5 2600x and 16 GB RAM 3000 MHz. I recommend this card for those who are going to build a PC and have a monitor that can run 144 FPS 1080P. I was lucky enough to buy this card when it was on sale for $589.99. That was $10 cheaper than the 2070 Founders edition ($600). If you plan on buying a 4K monitor, you are better off buying a RTX 2080 Ti to get the best FPS rating at 4K. *very important, make sure you have three PCIe slots available to fit in your case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing graphics card for almost everyone

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    Mmmmkay
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    I upgraded to this from a GTX 1060, and just wow. The RGBs look nice if you're into that, it's quiet and runs cool for such a monster card. I game in 2560x1080 @ 75Hz, and this can keep up at 75 fps in every game I own with settings maxed, with the occasional dip to around 65 fps. This is a really tall card at over 6"!!! It fits in my case but i had to kink the power cables so they aren't too smashed by the glass panel. Make sure you have enough space in your PC case before you buy one! Considering the price of GTX 1070 and up at time of buying, this was absolutely the right choice for me. If you want a RTX card for the new features that aren't really in use yet, then a 2080 or probably 2080ti will be a better choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The 1440p card to get

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    N2OInferno
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    I upgraded a desktop that was previously using a RX480 to this card after purchasing a 1440p 144hz monitor. and finding out that the old card just couldn't handle the extra load after stepping up from 1080p. The 480 was no slouch by any means at 1080p, but this is a big step up. This is a great 1440p card that can handle high settings in just about every current game, even paired with an older overclocked 2500K and 8GB of RAM. Yes, it's pricey. Yes, RTX is still a good way off from being readily available. Still think it was worth the upgrade though. Bonus points for RGB if you're into that thing. Oh, and yes it can run Crysis. Barely though.. One thing to note, this card is a monster. Seriously, it's three-slot huge. It comes with a brace to hold it in place and prevent sag over time, and I can totally see how it's necessary. And it's super quiet, even under load.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow!!!

    Posted
    MadBenco
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    Runs everything on ultra setting over 100 FPS. Upgraded from A 980 TI classified and it’s a night and day difference. Looks nice and stays very cool! Half the temperature as my old card. So far, the hottest I’ve seen it under a 4 hour gaming session was 60c. It’s normally in the 40-50, but the room temps were pretty high. Very satisfied with my purchase and I would buy it again in a heartbeat!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great card for 1440p gaming

    Posted
    Mike
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    I recently upgraded to a 32 inch 1440p 144hz curved monitor, my old card the rx 580 8g was just not cutting it for 1440p, it’s more of a 1080p card. I decided on the MSI gaming Z because of the high out of the box clock speeds, with me not even touching any settings I’ve seen the clock speed hit 1960 MHz!!! well above the 1830 advertised boost clock. With that being said this card destroys 1440p and with 8g of vram this card should last many years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Gorgeous Card

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    HorizonTech
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    Upon first boot of this card I noticed skipping in almost every game. Completely uninstalled all Nvidia drivers and pulled the card out and made sure it had a solid connection to the motherboard. Works great now, I am able to play 4k in most titles at minimum 60 FPS. If you are trying to get 144hz out of the newest titles in 4k get the 2080ti. Physically this is the best looking card I have ever owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Runs pretty good so far

    Posted
    Hmongkey
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    Well i can't really compare it to other GPUs in this same class since i upgraded from an older GTX 950. FPS are pretty good and being able to run everything so far on ultra settings in 1080p. I have not yet experienced any of the issues that the RTX 2080 cards have been doing. I am just a casual gamer though so i have not maxed out this card. Would i buy this again? Maybe not, i would personally wait until the issues with these earlier models are ironed out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful Card

    Posted
    Drew
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    Thus far, my experience with this card has been spectacular. It has performed better than expected on all titles I play. I am not a AAA gamer. I tend to play action RPG's like Path of Exile and Diablo. Path of Exile, while being a heavily CPU dependent game, really looks incredible with the frame rates this card can push. I would highly recommend it for any build. I paired it with a Ryzen 5 2600.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great graphics card; worth the investment

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    krain20
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    I got this card to use my new 4k Samsung 28 inch display and Asus Rog 27 inch curved display and it doesn't disappoint at all. I haven't had the opportunity to try 4k media with it but game resolution quality is outstanding. The card itself has a lot of great modern features like onboard fans that shut on/off to cool of the card and the onboard LED lighting is a nice effect if you have a windowed case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A really fast graphics card

    Posted
    Slayn69
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    The GeForce RTX 2070 is an all around good card, really fast, can handle all games at high settings. I love that it’s super quiet even when the fans kick in. The RGB lighting is a good touch to these cards it’s not super annoying and can be controlled by using the MSI Mystic app. The only downside is the price and I understand it’s because it’s a new technology they are using for these new cards.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive Overclocking

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    Iskor12
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    Pros, Quick and easy Overclock with MSI Afterburner. Was able to easily achieve stable OC at 2050Mhz on the GPU and an extra 350Mhz on the memory without even trying. I have yet to push it to the max on the OC. Temps max out at 71C and usually run around 69C when loaded all while Overclocked and on the stock fan curve.. No complaints as of yet, will update if I come up with anything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This 2070 is what anyone needs for gaming.

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    TGMPLS
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    Performance? Delivers. Price? Reasonable. Good cooling and reasonable power use. Delivers good processing power with loads of on-board memory. If you can't grab a 2080 or 2080Ti, getting a 2070 is a perfectly reasonable upgrade for your computer. Just be aware the card is LARGE, so make sure your tower has room for it. The tower I had used an Nvidia manufactured 1070 so it fit just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great graphics card, but oddly priced

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    Mike
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    I am upgrading this card from an Asus 1060 3gb, so obviously I have no right to say this isnt anything less than an awesome improvement for me. I would try to find 1080 ti's which offer a little more preformance for the price, but with Nividia canceling the 1080 ti I would say this is still a great preformer which is definitely faster than 1080 and fits in between it and 80 ti

    I would recommend this to a friend