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

Posted by James Keir on Friday, August 2, 2019 - 8:00am

Overclocking

Now that we have run all of our benchmarks, let’s see how much more performance we can get from the Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Windforce OC. Pulling up at GPU-Z, we can see the factory OC boost of 1680MHz and a memory clock of 1750 MHZ which is 14 GHz effective.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Windforce OC

We know that Nvidia GPU Boost 4.0 will bring a card well above its factory speed, if it has adequate cooling. We see that this is the case with the Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Windforce, with it maintaining a steady core clock of 1850 MHz running the Heaven benchmark.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Windforce OC

After spending some time dialing in the card, we finished an extra +135 on the core clock giving us a new core clock of 1815 MHz. Running the Heaven benchmark again, we see that Nvidia GPU Boost brings it up well above that with it leveling out at 2040 MHz. Now that the core is stable, we went ahead and overclocked memory which finished in 2080ti territory with an effective clock rate of 16050 MHz.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Windforce OC

With the new overclock applied, we wanted to see how much of an improvement it was over stock so we re-ran Timespy benchmark. This time hitting an impressive score of 9692, which is an 8.8% improvement over stock speeds.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Windforce OC

Power Consumption

To measure the power consumption of the Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Windforce 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, our 9900K testbench pulled a total of 51W at the wall, and while running our final overclocked Timespy run hit a peak power draw of 294W. Looking at our GPU-Z logs, we can see the TDP peek with 115% at 201.6W.

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Windforce OC

Thermals

With the stock profile loaded on the Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Windforce, during our benchmarks, we saw the card hit a max temperature of 70C usually averaging around 66C. Once we push the Windforce to its max overclock, with the fans running at 100%, we see this temperature drop a little to 65C during our final run of Timespy.

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