GeForce RTX 2070 Super’s TU104 processor needs a little more power at idle than the 2060 Super, but it’s within a couple of watts.
Nvidia’s specifications say GeForce RTX 2070 Super has a board power rating of 215W, and our 212.7W result is within 98.9 percent of the company’s ceiling. This time around, the load is split between a PCIe slot, one eight-pin auxiliary connector, and a six-pin connector.
On a line graph, those results look nice and steady across three runs of our Metro benchmark.
Comparing the black and blue lines gives us the difference between GeForce RTX 2070 (with a fully-functional TU106 processor) and GeForce RTX 2070 Super (with a handicapped TU104 GPU). The larger chip at higher clock rates averages almost 213W, while the vanilla 2070 turns in a result right around 188W. The 2070 Super is faster at the cost of ~25W.
More power connectors mean Nvidia can ease the current draw over GeForce RTX 2070 Super’s PCIe link.
Power consumption under FurMark averages 214.75W—less than one watt away from Nvidia’s spec. Spikes as high as 226W are nothing to worry about.
FurMark typically applies a steadier load than gaming. In this case, though, the line corresponding to GeForce RTX 2070 Super’s eight-pin power connector reflects a noisier reading. That’s transposed onto the blue Overall Power line.
The blue line is certainly higher than the black one, but it’s relatively modest compared to AMD’s Radeon VII.
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