Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC GPU Review: Page 8 of 9

Posted by James Keir on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 8:00am

Overclocking

Now that the benchmarks are complete, it’s time to see how far we can push the Gaming OC and see. Opening up GPU-Z, we see Gaming OC already has a decent factory OC of 1815MHz and a memory clock of 1750 MHZ which is 14 GHz effective.

Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC

Testing out how far Nvidia GPU Boost 4.0 will push the Gaming OC, we ran Timespy with GPU-Z logging the core clock. After the run was completed the Gaming OC topped out at 2010 MHz at the start and leveling out at about a 1985MHz core clock.

Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC

Like the other Gaming OC card, the “Autoscan” feature in AORUS Engine always failed and could never get past around 10%. So we will have to overclock the RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC manually.

Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OCGigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC

After spending about an hour looking for the best overclock, we ended with a core clock of 1905 MHZ (+85 core clock) and hitting 2080ti memory speeds with an impressive memory clock of 16102. During our final Timespy run we see the core clock boost even higher with the core clock settling around 2070MHz.

Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC

In the last Timespy benchmark with our new overclock applied, we post a great score of 10979. Looking at the GPU score of 10297 from the original run and the final run scoring 11132 we see an 8% increase in performance.

Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC

Power Consumption

To measure the power consumption of the Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC, we use a combination of Kill-A-Watt and GPU-Z. Kill-A-Watt measures the total power draw of the system from the wall and GPU-Z records the power usage of the RTX 2070 Super during our benchmarks. Letting the system idle for a while, we found that our 9900K testbench pulled a total of 52W. While running our final Timespy run, Kill-A-Watt displayed peak power draw hitting 336W. We were quite surprised to see that the RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC pulls about 40W less power than our overclocked RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC. This is likely due to the power slider of the RTX 2060 Super allowing you to raise it to 130% were the RTX 2070 Super only went to 111%. Looking at the GPU-Z logs, we can see the Gaming OC power of 112.7% which equates to 242.4 W.

Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC

Thermals

At stock, the Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC was almost silent with the fans only kicking in once we hit 60C. During most benchmarks, we found the Gaming OC only ever hit 64C on our open testbench with fans only spinning at 42%. In our final overclocked run of Timespy, we did see temperatures drop dramatically 51C which was due to running the fans at full speed.

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