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

Posted by James Keir on Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 8:00am

Overclocking

Now that we got the benchmarks out of the way, it’s time to push the Gaming OC and see how much more it has under the hood. Checking out GPU-Z we the Gaming OC already has a great factory OC of 1815MHz and a memory clock of 1750 MHZ which is 14 GHz effective.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC

Testing out how far Nvidia GPU Boost 4.0 will push the Gaming OC, we run the heaven benchmark and take note where the core clock settles. After running it for a few minutes we see the card holds an impressive 1985MHz care clock.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC

Unlike the Windforce card, we reviewed previously the “Autoscan” in AORUS Engine is available for the Gaming OC. Unfortunately, after several attempts running the scanner, it always seemed to stop around 15%. So we will move on to manually overclocking the RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC 

 Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC

 

The first thing we noticed with the Gaming OC is being able to move the “Power Target” slider to an amazing 130%. This is likely due to the extra 6-pin power connector which should help us achieve a nice overclock. After spending about an hour honing in the best stable overclock, we ended with a core clock of 1955 MHZ and once hitting 2080ti memory speed with a memory clock of 16070. Once GPU Boost kicks in, we see the core clock hit even higher clocks with it settling around 2030MHz.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC

Now that we have tuned the RTX 2060 Super to its maximum potential, we do a final run of Timespy. Besting all the RTX 2060 Supers before it, the Gaming OC cracks the 10K mark with a final score of 10169 which is 10% above our original run.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC

Power Consumption

To measure the power consumption of the Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC, we use a combination of Kill-A-Watt and GPU-Z. Kill-A-Watt is used to measure the total power draw of the system from the wall and GPU-Z will record the power usage of the RTX 2060 Super. At idle, we found that our 9900K testbench pulled a total of 59W, and while running our final Timespy run, we hit a peak power draw of 377W. We can see that the extra 6-pin power connector comes into play as the Gaming OC pull over 77 more watts than other single 8-pin RTX 2060 Supers we have benched. Looking at our GPU-Z logs, we can see the TDP peek of 125.9% which equates to 270.7W.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC

Thermals

At stock, the Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC stayed extremely quiet with it hitting a max temperature of 69C with the fans hitting only 55%. In our final overclocked run of Timespy, we did see temperatures drop 5C to 64C which was due to running the fans at 100%.

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