Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro GPU Review

Overclocking

Now that we know what a stock Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro can do, let’s see how much more performance we can get out of it. Looking at GPU-Z we can see the factory OC boost of 1830MHz and a memory clock of 1750 MHZ which is 14 GHz effective.

Knowing that Nvidia GPU Boost 4.0 can bring a card well above the factory overclock we put it under some load with the Unigine Heaven benchmark. As seen in AORUS Engine’s monitor panel we see it achieve a peek clock of 2010 MHz and settling at 1995 MHz. Out of the box, this is already 9% above the advertised clock rate, let’s see how much further we can push it.

We first tried to use the built-in OC Scanner but no matter what we did it always seemed to fail within a few seconds. So it looks like we are going to have to manually dial in the card.

After about an hour of dialing in the overclock, we finished with a core clock of 1960 MHz which Nvidia GPU Boost bringing that up to 2130 MHz. We also overclocked memory into 2080ti territory with a clock rate of 16080 MHz. What we were impressed with was the ability to move the power slider to 113% were with the other RTX 2060s capping it at 105%.

With the overclock applied, we re-ran the Timespy benchmark and hit an impressive score of 8876. This beat all of our other overclocked RTX 2060 runs and garnered us a 10% performance increase in graphics score over the Gigabyte RTX 2060’s stock run.

Power Consumption

To measure the power consumption of the Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro, we use a combination of Kill-A-Watt and GPU-Z. Kill-A-Watt is used to measure to the total power draw of the system from the wall and GPU-Z will record the power usage of the RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro. At idle, our 9900K testbench pulled a total of 52W at the wall and well running our final overclocked Timespy run hit a peak power draw of 302W. Looking at GPU-Z we can see that 113% power slider really helped us out with our overclock with using peaking out at 113.5% TDP and 215.7W.

Thermals

During our stock benchmarks, the Gigabyte RTX 2060 never exceeded a temperature of 67c and the fans only ever reaching 55%. I was quite impressed with how quiet the fans were with them being fairly silent throughout the testing. For our overclocking session, we set the fans to 100% and in our last Timespy run, we only hit a temperature of 56c. Once we set the fans to 100%, we were quite surprised by how much quieter they were against all the other RTX 2060s we have benched.

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