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Review: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro

by Tarinder Sandhu on 25 January 2019, 13:00

Tags: Gigabyte (TPE:2376)

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Conclusion

...all good, right? Mostly, because at £370 or so it represents reasonable value, though a couple of flies in the ointment combine to diminish the overall appeal.

Distilling the GeForce RTX goodness down to a more amenable price point has resulted in the 2060 GPU being produced in multiple iterations by all of Nvidia's add-in board partners.

Gigabyte is no different, of course, and a good representation of price and performance can be had with the Gaming OC Pro version that has an out-of-the-gate 1,830MHz boost clock, dual-slot form factor, solitary 8-pin power connector, backplate, and generally capable cooler.

All good, right? Mostly, because at £370 or so it offers reasonable value, though a couple of flies in the ointment combine to diminish the overall appeal.

That pesky Founders Edition card, albeit not overclocked, is better built and £40 cheaper. But looking across to the other side, AMD's continued price re-evaluations have brought the Radeon RX Vega 64 looming into view. Priced at about the same levels for the cheapest cards, it's slightly faster at QHD and UHD in many titles, as evidenced by our two-card comparo.

There's nothing intrinsically wrong with the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Pro OC, yet those two aforementioned factors will give would-be buyers pause for thought.

The Good
 
The Bad
Well suited to FHD or QHD gaming
Factory overclocked on core
Decent price
Cool and pretty quiet
Forward-looking Turing architecture
 
RX Vega 64 is faster where it counts
FE card hurts partners
No USB Type-C



Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro

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Why did you only do RTX perf testing on one GPU but neither of the two since?
Isn't this meant to be a mid-range GPU? £370 is far too much for mid-range.
Of course the Vega64 is faster, that was supposed to compete with the 1080 and costs more (albeit not much more if you look at the cheaper Vega's vs the more expensive 2060's but still) whereas the 2060 is more in line with a 1070.

The 2060 reviews will probably need re-visiting if RTX features take a better hold in the future, as that could change the 2060's value by quite a bit going forward.
Typo in graph on 4K results for Middle Earth, label says EVGA 1070 not Vega 64?
Too rich for my veins. Needs to lose £70 to be even remotely considered, and even that would be pushing it!