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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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Test Methodology

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro


GPU Comparisons

 
GPU
Memory
Miscellaneous
Cores
Base
(MHz)
Boost
(MHz)
Type
Size
(MB)
Clock
(MHz)
Bus
(bits)
Power Config
Driver
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro
1,920
1,365
1,830
GDDR6
6,144
14,000
192
8
417.71
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4,096
1,247
1,546
HBM2
8,192
945
2,048
8+8
19.1.1

HEXUS Graphics Test Bench

Hardware Components Product Page
Processor Intel Core i7-8700K (overclocked to 4.8GHz) intel.com
CPU Cooler Fractal Design Celsius S24 fractal-design.com
Motherboard Asus ROG Maximus X Hero asus.com
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-3200 gskill.com
Power Supply be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 1,000W bequiet.com
Primary Storage 256GB WD Black PCIe SSD wdc.com
Secondary Storage 1TB Crucial MX300 SATA SSD crucial.com
Chassis be quiet! Dark Base 700 bequiet.com
Monitor iiyama ProLite X4071UHSU-B1 iiyama.com
Operating system Windows 10 Pro microsoft.com

Benchmark Suite

Synthetic Benchmarks
3DMark Time Spy, Time Spy Extreme, Time Spy Stress Test
Gaming Benchmarks and Settings
Battlefield V DX12, 4xMSAA, Ultra Quality
Civilization VI DX12, 8xMSAA, High Quality
Far Cry 5 DX11, TAA, Ultra Quality
Forza Motorsport 7 DX12, 4xMSAA, Ultra Quality
Forza Horizon 4 DX12, 4xMSAA, Ultra Quality
Gears of War 4 DX12, TAA, Ultra Quality
Middle-earth: Shadow of War DX11, TAA, Ultra Quality
Shadow of the Tomb Raider DX12, TAA, Highest Quality
World of Tanks enCore DX11, TSSAA HQ, Ultra Quality
General Benchmarks
Power Consumption To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record system-wide mains power draw both when idle and while playing Gears of War 4
Temperature To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record GPU core temperature both when idle and while playing Gears of War 4
Noise A PCE-318 meter is used to record noise levels when idle and while playing Gears of War 4
Overclocking Maintaining out-the-box voltage, we use the Precision X1 Scanner Tool to determine an optimal frequency curve while applying a manual memory overclock

Notes

We are changing things up somewhat with this review. Previous editorials on a same-clocked RTX 2060 show exactly where it fits into the wider GPU landscape. Our focus here is to see how Gigabyte's card compares to its nearest price rival on the red side, namely the Radeon RX Vega 64. Both are available for between £375-£400, making the comparison apt and just.

What's more, we have tested with the latest drivers for both cards and also introduced two further games that will likely be in our 2019 suite - Battlefield V and Forza Horizon 4.

Want to know which premium card to buy for today's latest games? Read on.