Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro GPU Review: Page 8 of 9

Posted by James Keir on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 8:00am

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.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro

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.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro

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.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro

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%.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro

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.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro

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.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro

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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