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GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC Review

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC Review

GIGABYTE's GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC, the dual-slot performance champion.

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Anthony Garreffa
Published Mon, Oct 7 2019 8:11 PM CDT   |   Updated Thu, Jul 30 2020 4:20 PM CDT
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE (B07TS5BQ2R)

Introduction

NVIDIA has fully filled out its GeForce RTX SUPER range of graphics cards, and I'm slowly getting my hands-on as many custom RTX SUPER graphics cards as possible.

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GIGABYTE kindly sent over their RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC and RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC graphics cards for review, with today's review looking at the RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC.

The first thing that caught my eye with the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC is the dual-slot design, compared to the 2.5-slot design on the higher-end RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC graphics card. I'm a big fan of performance in small packages, something GIGABYTE delivers here.

As for pricing, I found the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC on Amazon for $419.99 -- not bad at all, and in firing range of custom RX 5700 XT and custom RTX 2060 SUPER graphics cards.

Detailed Specs

GIGABYTE isn't doing much different here in terms of specs with its GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC, with the 8GB of GDDR6 clocked at its stock 14Gbps frequency (with some wiggle room with overclocking).

We do have the GPU boost up to 1815MHz compared to the reference card at 1650MHz, while the display connectivity offers 3 x DP, 1 x HDMI, and 1 x VirtualLink USB Type-C connector. There is no SLI/NVLink available with the RTX 2060 SUPER (that's for the RTX 2070 SUPER/RTX 2080 SUPER and RTX 2080 Ti).

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Cooling Tech

GIGABYTE uses its WindForce 3X cooling system on the RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC graphics card, with a triple-fan cooler that comes in a dual-slot graphics card.

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There's plenty going on under the hood of the WindForce 3X cooling system.

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GIGABYTE uses a metal backplate on the card, as well as heat sinks across the VRAM and MOSFETs, and "direct touch" on the Turing GPU itself.

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One of the more impressive things on the WindForce 3X cooling system are the alternative spinning fans.

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It wouldn't be a thing if there wasn't RGB lighting on the card, right? GIGABYTE doesn't over do it, though.

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Detailed Look

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This box is really eyeing you off, wanting you to buy it -- giving me some Transformers vibes.

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GIGABYTE has a plain look with its GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC graphics card, but I really like it. The company has its AORUS brand if it wants to go over the top, something I want to follow this review up with in the coming weeks.

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The backplate in question, again -- plain, no RGB lighting. If you just want the RTX 2060 SUPER performance without the bling, this is a card you should be looking at.

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Display connectivity consists of 3 x DP, 1 x HDMI, and 1 x VirtualLink.

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From the top of the card, you can see that it's a thin dual-slot card.

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GIGABYTE requires an 8+6-pin PCIe power connector setup on the RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC.

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Once again from the bottom.

Test System Specs

Our New GPU Test Rig

Welcome to the latest revision of our GPU test bed, with our system being upgraded from the Intel Core i7-7700K to the Core i7-8700K. The CPU is cooled by the Corsair H115i PRO cooler, with the 8700K overclocked to 5GHz. We've stayed with GIGABYTE for our motherboard with their awesome Z370 AORUS Gaming 7.

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We approached our friends at HyperX for a kit of their kick ass HyperX Predator DDR4-2933MHz RAM (HX429C15PB3AK4/32), with 2 x 8GB sticks for a total of 16GB DDR4-2933. The RAM stands out through every minute of our testing as it has beautiful RGB lights giving the system a slick look while benchmarking our lives away, while the Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard joins in with its own array of RGB lighting.

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Detailed Tech Specs

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K @ 5GHz
  • Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H115i PRO
  • MB: Z370 AORUS Gaming 7
  • RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) HyperX Predator DDR4-2933
  • SSD: 1TB OCZ RD400 NVMe M.2
  • SSD: 512GB OCZ RD400 NVMe M.2
  • PSU: InWin 1065W PSU
  • Chassis: In Win X-Frame
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro x64

Additional Images

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Benchmarks - Synthetic

3DMark Fire Strike - 1080p

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3DMark has been a staple benchmark for years now, all the way back to when The Matrix was released and Futuremark had bullet time inspired benchmarks. 3DMark is the perfect tool to see if your system - most important, your CPU and GPU - is performing as it should. You can search results for your GPU, to see if it falls in line with other systems based on similar hardware.

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3DMark Fire Strike - 1440p

3DMark has been a staple benchmark for years now, all the way back to when The Matrix was released and Futuremark had bullet time inspired benchmarks. 3DMark is the perfect tool to see if your system - most important, your CPU and GPU - is performing as it should. You can search results for your GPU, to see if it falls in line with other systems based on similar hardware.

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3DMark Fire Strike - 4K

3DMark has been a staple benchmark for years now, all the way back to when The Matrix was released and Futuremark had bullet time inspired benchmarks. 3DMark is the perfect tool to see if your system - most important, your CPU and GPU - is performing as it should. You can search results for your GPU, to see if it falls in line with other systems based on similar hardware.

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Heaven - 1080p

Heaven is an intensive GPU benchmark that really pushes your silicon to its limits. It's another favorite of ours as it has some great scaling for multi-GPU testing, and it's great for getting your GPU to 100% for power and noise testing.

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Heaven - 1440p

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Heaven - 4K

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Synthetic Performance Thoughts

Synthetic performance falls right in line with my expectations, with the GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC beating NVIDIA's reference RTX 2060 SUPER by a couple of percentage points in all 3DMark runs. In the Heaven runs at 1080p we have a 6FPS increase (163FPS versus 169FPS), a smaller 4FPS increase from 103FPS to 107FPS at 1440p, and just 2FPS at 4K with 44FPS to 46FPS.

All of this, while quieter, and cooler than NVIDIA's own GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition.

Benchmarks - 1080p

1080p Benchmarks

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a sequel to the popular Shadow of Mordor, which was powered by the Lithtech engine. When cranked up to maximum detail, it will chew through your GPU and its VRAM like it's nothing.

You can buy Middle-earth: Shadow of War at Amazon.

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Metro Exodus is one of the hardest tests that our graphics cards have to go through, with 4A Games' latest creation being one of the best looking games on the market. It is a serious test that pushes GPUs to their limits, and also features RTX technologies like DLSS.

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Far Cry New Dawn was developed by Ubisoft, and is powered the Dunia Engine, an engine that has been modified over the years for Far Cry and last used in Far Cry 5. Dunia Engine itself was a modified version of CRYENGINE, scaling incredibly well on all sorts of hardware.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the latest games to join our graphics card benchmark lineup, with the game built using the Foundation engine as a base, the same engine in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Eidos Montreal R&D department made lots of changes to the engine during the development of Shadow of the Tomb Raider to make it one of the best-looking games out right now.

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1080p Benchmark Performance Thoughts

You're barely going to tell the difference between NVIDIA's own GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition and GIGABYTE's custom GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC at 1080p, with a few FPS more performance with GIGABYTE.

The same goes for real-world gaming on Apex Legends and Overwatch (we have a bunch of articles coming on that soon) -- with just a few FPS/% difference between the RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition and GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC. You're going to get kick ass performance with the RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC at 1080p, there's no doubt there.

Benchmarks - 1440p

1440p Benchmarks

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a sequel to the popular Shadow of Mordor, which was powered by the Lithtech engine. When cranked up to maximum detail, it will chew through your GPU and its VRAM like it's nothing.

You can buy Middle-earth: Shadow of War at Amazon.

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Metro Exodus is one of the hardest tests that our graphics cards have to go through, with 4A Games' latest creation being one of the best looking games on the market. It is a serious test that pushes GPUs to their limits, and also features RTX technologies like DLSS.

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Far Cry New Dawn was developed by Ubisoft, and is powered the Dunia Engine, an engine that has been modified over the years for Far Cry and last used in Far Cry 5. Dunia Engine itself was a modified version of CRYENGINE, scaling incredibly well on all sorts of hardware.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the latest games to join our graphics card benchmark lineup, with the game built using the Foundation engine as a base, the same engine in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Eidos Montreal R&D department made lots of changes to the engine during the development of Shadow of the Tomb Raider to make it one of the best-looking games out right now.

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1440p Benchmark Performance Thoughts

The same goes for 1440p where you'll get a few more FPS over the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition, with Metro Exodus a little too hard on the RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC being the only game in our benchmark run under 60FPS at 2560x1440.

AMD does well here with the Radeon RX 5700 XT pushing 58FPS average in Metro Exodus at 1440p, while the GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC manages 51FPS in comparison, just 1FPS faster than NVIDIA's reference GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition graphics card.

Benchmarks - 4K

4K Benchmarks

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a sequel to the popular Shadow of Mordor, which was powered by the Lithtech engine. When cranked up to maximum detail, it will chew through your GPU and its VRAM like it's nothing.

You can buy Middle-earth: Shadow of War at Amazon.

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Metro Exodus is one of the hardest tests that our graphics cards have to go through, with 4A Games' latest creation being one of the best looking games on the market. It is a serious test that pushes GPUs to their limits, and also features RTX technologies like DLSS.

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Far Cry New Dawn was developed by Ubisoft, and is powered the Dunia Engine, an engine that has been modified over the years for Far Cry and last used in Far Cry 5. Dunia Engine itself was a modified version of CRYENGINE, scaling incredibly well on all sorts of hardware.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the latest games to join our graphics card benchmark lineup, with the game built using the Foundation engine as a base, the same engine in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Eidos Montreal R&D department made lots of changes to the engine during the development of Shadow of the Tomb Raider to make it one of the best-looking games out right now.

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4K Benchmark Performance Thoughts

I wouldn't go buying (and I wouldn't necessarily recommend) buying a GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER graphics card for 4K gaming, but with 58FPS average at 4K in games like Shadow of War... it's not a bad thing if you want to get into 4K gaming on the cheap.

Far Cry New Dawn is capable of 53FPS at 4K (2FPS higher than the RTX 2060 SUPER FE) but loses to the RX 5700 XT with its 57FPS average at 4K. Shadow of the Tomb Raider offers near identical performance at 4K to Far Cry New Dawn, with Shadow of the Tomb Raider cranking out 52FPS average on the GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC.

Thermals & Power

Thermals

GIGABYTE falls right in line with the custom GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics cards with sub-70C temperatures. We have 69C with the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC under load, thanks to its triple-fan cooler and variable spinning fans keeping things quiet.

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Power

Power consumption is where I expected: 310W in my Intel Core i7-8700K test bed under load.

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Final Thoughts

GIGABYTE begins its RTX SUPER family of cards on the perfect footing, offering better-than-reference performance over NVIDIA's own GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition.

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All of it arrives in a dual-slot design that has impressive cooling chops that won't see your gaming PC turned into a wind turbine, blasting out copious amounts of noise. GIGABYTE has had great cooling on its cards for years now, with the WindForce 3X cooling system put to good use here on the RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC.

If you're gaming on a 1080p or 1440p display with 120/144Hz and playing mostly esports games like Apex Legends, Overwatch, League of Legends, CS:GO and others -- then GIGABYTE has the card for you here.

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However, it will rock out at 1440p 60FPS on AAA titles as well if you adjust in-game detail levels, and hell even 4K 30-60FPS depending on the game and details used.

You won't regret the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC graphics card, especially if you're building a smaller mITX gaming build that needs a dual-slot graphics card. You wouldn't want to grab the RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition over this, as GIGABYTE keeps things much cooler and more importantly, quieter.

Kudos, GIGABYTE!

Performance (overclocking, power)

95%

Quality (build, design, cooling)

90%

General Features (display outputs, etc)

90%

Bundle, Packaging & Software

90%

Overall

91%

The Bottom Line

GIGABYTE impresses with its GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC -- a dual-slot powerhouse that is a huge upgrade over the RTX 2060.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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