Power, Thermals and Noise
For our thermal testing, we ran Gaming loads rather than a power virus type of load as this represents a far more realistic loading scenario for those looking to see what you can expect when gaming on your new RTX card.
With the custom cooler on the Zotac RTX 2070 Mini we were greeted by slightly lower temps than the Founders Edition 2070. This could also be due to the lower board power of the GPU. When fully loaded the GPU did not surpass 70C stopping just shy at 69 and fluctuating between 68 and 69C consistently.
Thermals while at max overclock only went up 3 degrees reaching 72C.
The fan noise for the Zotac RTX 2070 Mini was not even audible compared to standard casefans running in close proximity. This was a surprise as even under overclock the card never went over 46% fan and held the temps just fine. This is a great thing as a Mini card is very likely to be put into a very flow restricted ITX box. This simply means this cooler should have some headroom to deal with waste heat.