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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER in NVLink Benchmarked (Page 1)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER in NVLink Benchmarked

We tested TWO of the new GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER cards in NVLink, with some SUPER results!

By Anthony Garreffa from Jul 4, 2019 @ 21:53 CDT

SUPER Introduction & Cards Used

So here I am just finished re-testing all of my graphics cards under the new drivers for the GeForce RTX 2060/2070 SUPER graphics cards as well as the new Radeon RX 5700 series cards, in all of my synthetic and gaming tests at 1080p, 1440p, 4K when I think of testing SUPER in NVLink. I've been sitting at my desk for 16-20 hours a day benchmarking, testing, reading, and writing for all of this content that started with SUPER, will go into Navi in a couple of days, and then there is a mountain of content that I have in the works after that.


As I said, I'm sitting here benching and writing when the thought comes to me: 'Anthony, you have TWO new GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER cards... and they support NVLink... why are you not testing them?' It was like a slap to my face, how could I have NOT tested these bad boys in multi-GPU?! It's almost offensive to not have tested them in my lab already, so away I went - grabbed my NVLink bridge and hooked up the two RTX 2070 SUPER cards I have here already.

Back in 2000s some of you will know I worked in IT retail selling custom PCs and computer parts, and back in those days I would sometimes (and not always) recommend multi-GPU setups. It was a different time for multi-GPU back then, and things haven't gotten better -- instead, it's worse. This article isn't acting as me recommending anyone buy two RTX 2070 SUPER graphics cards and throw them in NVLink, but more of a "I have two cards here and want to show you what they can do because WHY NOT".

Just like any multi-GPU article there are caveats:

  • Don't expect all games to have great scaling (especially at 1080p)
  • Don't expect all games to work with multiple graphics cards
  • Synthetic tests kick ass to show you the CAPABILITIES, but do not translate into real-world gaming
  • 4K in the right game, makes GREAT use of two RTX 2070 SUPER cards
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