Nvidia’s RTX 2070 Super is a great graphics card if you’re after smooth, 1440p performance, but when you stack up the £475 / $499 Nvidia Founders Edition card I reviewed against AMD’s new Radeon RX 5700 XT, it starts to struggle at bit on the old value for money front – just have a look at my big RTX 2070 Super vs RX 5700 XT benchmark showdown to see why. Yes, Nvidia’s RTX 2070 Super is the faster card overall, but I’m not convinced that extra speed is worth paying another £100 / $100 for. However, despite being one of the cheapest RTX 2070 Super cards out there right now, the Nvidia Founders Edition is also one of the slowest, as unlike the FE version of the non-Super RTX 2070, Nvidia have decided not overclock this particular card, leaving its max boost clock at its default reference speed of 1770MHz.
Is it therefore worth spending a bit more on a faster, overclocked model from a third party manufacturer instead? And does that extra bit of nippiness help push the RTX 2070 Super closer into best graphics card territory over its AMD rival? To help shed light on this eternal quandary, I’ve been testing two other RTX 2070 Super cards to see how they compare: Zotac’s AMP Extreme edition, and Asus’ Dual OC model. To the bar charts!