The gaming performance on a graphics card is the most important factor in buying a card, but you also need to be concerned about the noise, temperature and power consumption numbers.
EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Gaming Temperatures:
The EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC fans don’t spin at idle, so the idle temperature was higher than normal at 48C. After playing PUBG for over an hour at 1440P we found that the temperatures topped out at 63C with the fans spinning at 50% or roughly 1750 RPM. Noise levels were more than acceptable and this GPU cooler shouldn’t be heard from a couple feet away over your other case fans in a PC with good airflow even while gaming.
For testing power consumption, we took our test system and plugged it into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For idle numbers, we allowed the system to idle on the desktop for 15 minutes and took the reading. For load numbers we ran Rainbow Six Siege at 1440P and recorded the peak power number while the in-game benchmark was running. This is done to ensure the results are repeatable.
Power Consumption Results: The EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 used about 45 Watts of power at idle and almost 270 Watts at load. What was impressive is that these are exactly the same numbers that we got on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 FE, so NVIDIA is able to get better performance than a GTX 1080 FE at the same amount of power!