Last night I upgraded from a GTX 1070 to an EVGA RTX 2070 Ultra. At first, the 2070 wouldn't work (no display signal, but fans ran and led's lit up), despite having proper drivers installed. Long story short, after changing the PCIe cable that runs from the PSU to GPU with no results, I got it working by simply plugging the 2070 into the other GPU slot on the MOBO (asus z390-A. Basically brand new).
With the 1070, I'd clock roughly 2000 MHZ boosting with MSI Afterburner. With the 2070 I'm only clocking 1780 boosted. When I run the 4 part OC Scan in afterburner, at the end it says "dominant limiter: power". My power supply is an old Corsair RM850 from 2014 that I haven't changed because I'm lazy. I have a brand new RM 850X that I could install- I bought it to get the new PCIe cable with intention of returning it with broken PCIe cable - but is the 850x really that much more power than the 850? May also be worth noting that sometimes when I run a scan in Afterburner my display loses signal and I have to force reboot - at which point it will reboot fine and everything runs.
What sort of numbers should I be seeing with an RTX 2070? Am I misunderstanding how the architecture works and it's 1780-1950mhz is actually faster than my 1070's 2100mhz? All over clocking was done very basically using MSI Afternburner - no intense alterations etc. I'm kinda green to this stuff.
Full Build Below. Thanks so much in advance. I'm not looking to push crazy numbers, I just feel like this card should at least be outperforming the 1070 it replaced.
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Ultra Gaming, 8GB GDDR6, Dual HDB Fans & RGB LED Graphics Card 08G-P4-2173-KR
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700K CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3600 Mhz, 8 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15 Desktop Memory Kit - White (CMK16GX4M2B3000C15W)
Processor: Intel Core i7-9700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 4.9 GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z390-A Motherboard LGA1151 (Intel 8th and 9th Gen) ATX DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Gen2 Gigabit LAN
Power Supply: Corsair RM850 ------------***** Could install RM850x if that will give me more power for my card and solve problem.
Hard drive: 1tb Seagate for primary storageSSD: 100 something Gig seagate for OS.
Edited for Formatting.
post edited by ToxicBoatShoes - 2019/06/25 08:49:06