We Reviewed and tested the Best Graphics Cards (GPUs) in terms of Performance, Price, Noise levels, Benchmarks and more!
Above you can see the Ranking with the results and below you will find additional info about Runescape and the in-depth Reports about each Graphics card in the Ranking.
RuneScape is an online role-playing game for thousands of players (MMORPG), and the name of a virtual world where you can defeat monsters, complete adventures and find treasure. RuneScape is more than just a game, it is an ever-evolving world with amazing depth and flexibility.
Players control a character that can be trained to become more talented and powerful. You can also choose not to improve your skills at all, but to become a trader, making deals in the many marketplaces of RuneScape.
None of the actions in RuneScape are predetermined, it is entirely up to you to decide which direction you want to take.
RuneScape allows players to decide for themselves what is important and what is not. Many players like to get involved in heated scuffles and defeat increasingly dangerous beasts. Others prefer to fight their enemies from a distance, using magic or ranged weapons for example.
But in RuneScape, you can do more than just fight. Many players prefer to simply make the tools for battle rather than taking them into their own hands.
Working on a smelting furnace or an anvil is very satisfying, as is processing wood into arrows – and of course, every civilisation needs craftsmen. Still other players love exploring RuneScape and meeting new people, exploring the landscape or completing adventures.
The game is very popular and there are a large number of players to meet, trade and even play together.
The RuneScape community of players stick together and enjoy solving adventures or mini-games in groups. But again, it’s up to you to decide how much you want to get involved in the community.
To help you stay on top of things, you can set up a friends list or turn off the noise of public conversation with a single click.
The skills available in RuneScape are as diverse as the virtual life you can lead here. There are combat skills such as Strength and Magic, peaceful activities such as Cooking, Lumbering, Crafting, Bowmaking and Runecrafting, as well as many more.
Many players like to specialize in one of these skills, so they meet at specific locations where they can best practice that skill.
RuneScape’s adventure and mini-games encourage problem solving and reward players for their loyalty and dedication.
There are many disputes between non-player characters that need to be resolved, as well as puzzles waiting to be solved. Your knowledge and persistence will be tested.
The most dangerous adventures could take you days of brain acrobatics, while easier adventures could be solved in an hour or less. These adventures can be found all over the world, so you can always count on an adventure waiting for you, no matter where you are.
For many, these adventures are the most fun part of the game. That’s why we encourage you to travel, meet new in-game characters, and try skills that you wouldn’t normally train to earn rewards.
There are now over 100 adventures in RuneScape, and the number is growing all the time.
In one quest you may only have to bake a cake, but in others you will be required to do other things, such as conduct diplomatic negotiations between two warring kingdoms.
RuneScape is constantly being expanded and improved. In addition to the free version, there is also a members-only version that you can sign up for to experience even more quests, mini-games, areas and skills that are constantly being added to the game.
The scope of RuneScape, coupled with the constant stream of updates, guarantees hours of entertainment and challenges for all players to face as they battle their way through the game.
Ranking First: ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2070 AMP Extreme
- Best Performance for playing Runescape
- Future proof for Modern Gaming
- Very Silent and stays cool
- More expensive
The highest chip clock of all RTX 2070 models and factory overclocked video memory: The Zotac RTX 2070 AMP Extreme in the test is trimmed for performance, but also has disadvantages off the benchmarks.
The Zotac Geforce RTX 2070 AMP Extreme lives up to its name in the test: The 2070 custom design has the highest clocked TU106 graphics chip for RunEscape on the market and also accelerates the video memory ex works. We compare the RTX 2070 AMP Extreme with the already reviewed 2070 models from Asus, Gigabyte and MSI.
Zotac is turning the clock screw for its own top model: The RTX 2070 AMP Extreme has a boost clock of 1.860 MHz and thus clocks even higher than the RTX 2070 ROG Strix OC from Asus, which is delivered with a clock rate of 1.815 MHz.
In contrast to the RTX 2070 models tested so far, Zotac also increases the clock rate of the 8 GByte GDDR6 video memory from the standard effective 14 GHz to 14.4 GHz. This increases the memory bandwidth from 448 to 461 GByte/s.
At first glance, the RTX 2070 AMP Extreme is not a completely new development from Zotac: The top model with TU106-A graphics chip is optically identical to the RTX 2080 AMP Edition already tested by us. Thus, Zotac continues to focus on a simple black design with a corresponding backplate and RGB lighting on the side.
But the RTX 2070 AMP Extreme not only shares the look and features with the RTX 2080 AMP Edition, the three slot high Icestorm 2.0 cooling is also identical. Once again, three 90 millimetre axial fans, a large aluminium radiator with five heatpipes and a copper plate resting on the graphics chip counteract the heat development of 225 watts TDP.
Zotac gives a two-year warranty on graphics cards for Runescape, which can be extended to five years by registering within 28 days of purchase. Processing is carried out via the dealer or directly by Zotac.
In our gaming benchmarks, the Zotac RTX 2070 AMP Extreme can maintain an average chip clock of 1,965 MHz in UHD resolution and thus clocks around 60 MHz higher than the 2070 ROG Strix OC from Asus and 85 MHz higher than the RTX 2070 Gaming OC from Gigabyte. The not overclocked MSI RTX 2070 Armor 8G has a 240 MHz lower clock.
The RTX 2070 AMP Extreme gets a slightly larger lead in games than we expected. The performance advantage isn’t probably solely due to the somewhat higher chip clock, which is why we lowered the video memory clock to the standard effective 14 GHz and added a bit more.
And indeed: In our benchmark sequence for The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine we measured a two to three percent lower performance. The RTX 2070 AMP Extreme thus benefits from the high chip clock on the one hand and from the overclocked video memory on the other.
In our graphics card for Runescape ranking, the RTX 2070 AMP Extreme is placed ahead of all previously tested RTX 2070 models. The differences between the custom designs with a TU106-A graphics chip turn out to be small with a gap of two to three percent, especially since the Zotac’s overclocked video memory is probably the decisive factor.
And in our experience, this can be increased by at least 600 MHz on all Turing graphics cards for Runescape, in individual cases even 1,000 MHz is possible.
However, the performance increase is greater on unoverclocked TU106 models like the MSI RTX 2070 Armor 8G. The RTX 2070 AMP Extreme is on average seven to ten percent faster.
Noise Levels, Temperature and Power Consumption
The RTX 2070 AMP Extreme can’t quite build on the consistently good results in the gaming benchmarks in the other disciplines of volume and temperature. Here the tide turns in favor of the competition from Asus, Gigabyte and MSI.
Analog to the RTX 2080 AMP Edition, the three axial fans of the RTX 2070 AMP Extreme also rotate in idle with about 1,100 revolutions per minute (29 percent fan performance).
The noise level is identical at 39.2 decibels, so Zotac’s custom design is very quiet and can hardly be heard. The TU106-A chip is cooled down to 27 degrees by the Icestorm 2.0 cooling in Windows mode.
Although both graphics cards for Runescape use the same cooling, identical measurement results don’t necessarily mean that this is the case.
However, in the test of the RTX 2070 AMP Extreme this is actually the case: As in the RTX 2080 AMP Edition, two of the three fans rotate under game load with 1,750 revolutions per minute (51 percent fan power), while the third fan continues to rotate with the fan power of the idle mode. This keeps the graphics chip for Runescape at 65 degrees, but produces audible 42.2 decibels.
In comparison to the previously reviewed RTX 2070 models, the RTX 2070 AMP Extreme clearly has the disadvantage in terms of noise, apart from the loud performance bios of the RTX 2070 ROG Strix OC from Asus. At the same time, the competition shows that it can cool the chip down equally well.
In return, there aren’t any surprises in terms of power consumption for the entire system. The RTX 2070 AMP Extreme fits into the frame for graphic cards with a TU106 chip with 296 watts, as expected.
In the test, Zotac brings one, if not the fastest 2070 custom design to date with the Geforce RTX 2070 AMP Extreme. The Zotac 2070 AMP Extreme has two unique selling points: Firstly, the highest chip clock, and secondly, factory overclocked GDDR6 video memory.
If you focus solely on maximum gaming performance thanks to overclocking and don’t want to change anything on the graphics card for Runescape afterwards, you can consider the RTX 2070 AMP Extreme.
If, on the other hand, you place value on a gaming PC that is as quiet as possible, you could be disappointed by the RTX 2070 AMP Extreme. Because neither the fans rest in idle, nor does the cooling system work quietly under load.
In the end, however, the RTX 2070 AMP Extreme is one of the best performing Graphics cards for playing Runescape and a variety of other modern games, which is why it’s ranking First on the Best Graphics cards for Runescape.
Ranking Second: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super Overclocked
- Good for Playing Runescape
- Best Price
- Silent when Playing
- Might not be fit for modern Games (Rank 1 is better suited for that)
Nvidia continues the fresh cell cure in the Turing portfolio with the nickname “Super” as a distinguishing mark. However, the GeForce RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super as well as the GeForce RTX 2080 Super are still not followed by the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super, but rather the first super variant of an entry level model: the GeForce GTX 1660 Super.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Super places itself in the portfolio between the GeForce GTX 1660 (review) and the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, which only separate a performance difference of 14 percent in Full HD in the editorial test course.
In order to implement the GeForce GTX 1660 Super, Nvidia has quasi taken a GeForce GTX 1660 and gave the graphics card for Runescape GDDR6 memory with 7.000 MHz instead of a considerably slower GDDR5 memory with 4.000 MHz on the still 192 bit wide interface.
Thus it even works faster than the memory on the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, with 336 GB/s it is on the level of the GeForce RTX 2060.
The GPU and its clock rates haven’t been adjusted, though. However, the faster memory doesn’t come without a disadvantage: The power consumption can only be a maximum of 125 watts. This is 5 watts more than in the GeForce GTX 1660 and also than in the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. An eight-pin power connector is provided by Nvidia.
The 75 percent increased memory bandwidth should bring the Super up to the Ti’s performance level – with a lower price recommendation of $240 instead of $299 for the Ti.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Super thus has the potential to offer a significantly better price-performance ratio in comparison to the other offer.
Whether this potential is used in practice is tested by Techtestreport with the Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super Dual Evo OC, which is close to Nvidia’s reference specifications, and a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC, which is a bit higher in terms of performance, cooling system and also the price.
Both models face GeForce GTX 1660 and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. A modern opponent from AMD to the graphics card for Runescape is currently not available.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Super Dual Evo OC is a midrange product in Asus’ GeForce GTX 1660 super portfolio despite its long name. The graphics card for Runescape is largely oriented on Nvidia’s specifications, but is equipped with a relatively large cooler.
The model is supposed to be available in the shops for $240 and would thus correspond to Nvidia’s RRP.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Super Dual Evo OC is relatively short with 24 cm, but is quite tall and with the 2.7-slot cooler also quite wide. In return, there is more cooling material than you would expect from its length.
The two large aluminum radiators are connected to each other and to the base plate with two copper direct-touch heatpipes.
Two axial fans with a diameter of 85 mm are installed on the graphic card, whereby these are specimens that Asus otherwise uses on models of the Strix series. They start working at a GPU temperature of 55 degrees Celsius, before which the fans stop for silent operation.
Asus follows a rather conservative program in terms of clock rates. The base clock rate is 1.530 MHz, the average turbo is given with 1.830 MHz. This is 45 MHz more than Nvidia’s reference rates.
However, the graphic card shouldn’t consume more than 125 watts, which again complies with the standard. If you want a bit more performance, you can activate the OC mode in Asus’ own tool GPUTweak II, then the turbo clock rate is 1.860 MHz and the power target is raised by 10 percent.
The graphic card offers RGB lighting in the form of a small RGB stripe. In addition to a DisplayPort and an HDMI interface, there is also a DVI connection – nowadays this is rarely found on new graphics cards for Runescape.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC’s clock rates are slightly higher than those of the Asus accelerator. The average turbo is 1.860 MHz, 75 MHz higher than the reference rates and 30 MHz more than Asus’ Dual Evo.
The targeted performance leap should be achieved by a higher power limit, which is already 140 instead of 125 watts ex works.
Neither the temperature nor the power target limit the Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super Dual Evo OC to a maximum of 1.935 MHz under full load. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC offers a 30 MHz higher clock rate with 1.965.
In both cases, however, the full clock rate is by far not always available in games. The Asus graphic card is configured so that it easily runs into the power target (125 watts) in most games.
The full 1.935 MHz is consistently only available in four games, otherwise the frequency is slightly lower. The Division 2 shows the lowest clock with 1.875 MHz to 1.905 MHz.
The power target can be increased on both graphic cards. A maximum of 150 watts can be set on the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Dual Evo OC and 176 watts on the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC. Both models then work at full frequency in all games.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Super lands exactly where it should: a good distance in front of the GeForce GTX 1660 and only just behind the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.
If the latest Super product works according to Nvidia’s reference specifications, the graphics card for Runescape delivers 11 percent more FPS in Full HD than the GeForce GTX 1660, while the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is even 2 percent faster.
Thus, the GeForce GTX 1660 Super is 16 percent faster than the Radeon RX 590 – and even if the Radeon RX 5500, announced for November, hasn’t yet arrived in the shops, it’s already clear that the small navigation offshoot will probably be able to compete with the GeForce GTX 1660, but not with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super. As with the GeForce RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super, Nvidia has also taken precautions here.
The new GeForce GTX 1660 Super is almost as fast as the GeForce GTX 1070 – the model with Pascal is only 4 percent ahead on average.
It looks absolutely the same among the Nvidia accelerators in terms of frame times. The gap between the Radeon RX 590 and the GeForce GTX 1660 Super shrinks to 8 percent.
The Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super Dual Evo OC is slightly overclocked, but you can hardly see that even on paper. On average, the graphics card for Runescape delivers 1 percent more images per second due to the higher frequency.
And the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC is then another 1 percent faster, so that the gap to the standard variant is 2 percent. The large OC models of the GeForce GTX 1660 Super probably top it off, but it turns out that the overclocked custom designs hardly find any additional performance.
Because the GeForce GTX 1660, GeForce GTX 1660 Super and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti have the same architecture and are configured similarly, there are hardly any deviations from the average in the individual games.
Anno 1800 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider are two exceptions, but they are caused by different drivers. But as these are the only outliers, they have no relevant effect on the ratings.
Cooling, Noise levels and Power Consumption
The Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super Dual Evo OC isn’t inaudible during gaming, but it does go about its work quite quietly.
The graphics card for Runescape is audible from a closed case with 1,800 revolutions per minute, but doesn’t disturb at any time. Because there is only slight electronic noise, the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Dual Evo OC can definitely be used in a quiet computer.
Both the Asus and Gigabyte graphics card stop all fans on the Windows desktop and work noiselessly.
The TU116 GPU on the GeForce GTX 1660 Super doesn’t reach high temperatures. The Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super Dual Evo OC and the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC stay cool with under 70 degrees Celsius.
And in both cases, it’s almost like an ice age with less than 50 degrees Celsius on the back of the card. Even without any case ventilation, the two 3D accelerators still work without problems.
Both the Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super Dual Evo OC and the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC require 12 watts on the Windows desktop.
Even if this is absolutely in the green zone, it is surprisingly high in the end. Thus, the GeForce GTX 1660’s test sample was still satisfied with 10 watts, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti even with only 9 watts.
When playing a UHD video with 60 FPS on YouTube, the Asus graphics card’s power consumption rises to 18 watts and that of the competitor’s model from gigabyte to 21 watts. Thus, both test persons are in a range that isn’t unusual for Turing accelerators.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Super is allowed to draw 5 watts more than the GeForce GTX 1660 and the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti – and it does. With 122 watts for a GeForce GTX 1660 Super according to Nvidia’s reference specifications, the power consumption during gaming is 6 watts higher than a GeForce GTX 1660 and 9 watts higher than a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.
The Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super Dual Evo OC achieves almost the same measured value with 123 watts. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC needs 11 watts more with 134 watts. This isn’t due to the higher configured clock rate, but primarily due to the higher power target, which in turn is converted to a higher clock rate.
Even though the GeForce GTX 1660 Super requires more power than the GeForce GTX 1660 and even the faster GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, it is still a very efficient graphics card for playing Runescape.
After all, only the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and the GeForce RTX 2070 currently offer more FPS per watt, immediately followed by the GeForce GTX 1660 Super. Only the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC drops slightly, because it can hardly convert the additional power consumption into more speed.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Super’s overclocking potential isn’t great, but some additional performance can be squeezed out of the graphic cards. The TU116 GPU of the Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super Dual Evo OC can be overclocked by 123 MHz, so that the frequency during gaming in connection with a maximized power target is about 2.070 MHz.
The 6 GB GDDR6 memory allows a plus of 504 MHz, which results in 7.504 MHz. In games, this increases the speed by about 7 to 9 percent.
The GPU clock of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC can also be increased by 123 MHz and in games, like Runescape, this graphics card then also works with about 2.070 MHz.
The memory can be slightly better overclocked with a plus of 807 MHz (7.807 MHz). The performance plus is 6 percent. In both cases, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is thus slightly overtaken.
As expected, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super isn’t a spectacular graphics card in terms of technology and performance, but the newest Turing offshoot is too close to the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti in terms of performance and the GPU is a veteran.
What also makes this Super version interesting is the price starting at $240, which makes the price-performance ratio rise on paper.
The advantage of the super version over the GeForce GTX 1660 is 11 percent, whereas the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is still at least 2 percent faster.
The AMD Radeon RX 590 is left behind by 14 percent. A product of the navigation generation is not yet available in the performance class, but Nvidia should have already provided for the Radeon RX 5500 announced by AMD for November with the super version.
Until then, AMD is currently making it easy for the graphics card to play Runescape. The Radeon RX 590 is no competition and the Radeon RX Vega 56, which is currently on sale, can potentially offer more in terms of performance per Dollar, but then there is only the very loud and annoying reference design.
For a little more money, comparably quiet models are available, but they are technically and especially in terms of efficiency clearly behind Turing. Vega is simply no longer particularly attractive towards the end of 2019.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Super still scores very well in terms of energy efficiency, because the extra performance comes from the faster memory, which only increases the graphics card’s TDP by 5 watts.
Only the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti still delivers a bit more FPS per watt, the “new Super” follows right behind the GeForce RTX 2070.
Apart from the somewhat different chip configuration, there are no other relevant differences between Super and Ti. Also the somewhat meager 6 GB memory of the whole 1660 series is the only real point of criticism.
According to Nvidia, all three variants should still be offered. That this will be the case for the Ti for a longer time is doubtful, though.
Of the two custom designs, the Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super Dual Evo OC knows how to please – apart from the insanely long name.
The main reason: The dual cooler manages the reference speed acceptably quietly. The model completely dispenses with bells and whistles that aren’t needed in the performance class. Instead, the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Dual Evo OC is already available for the RRP.
The quasi-base model is completely sufficient for most potential buyers. However, the case has to be able to hold the high and wide graphics card for playing Runescape.
The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC wants more, but the goal isn’t achieved in all features, which is why the Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super Overclocked won this race with its’ great Performance and Price & ranked second on the Best Graphics Cards for Runescape.
The Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super Overclocked also won our ‘Best Price’ category, since it has an incredible cheap price for its’ amazing Performance, so if you want a great Graphics card with a low price tag, this is your best shot !