For our tests, we used a new test rig which is comprised of a MSI MPG Z390I Gaming Edge AC Motherboard, along with an Intel Core i7-8700K at default clock speed of 4.3GHz, as well as 16GB of TeamGroup Xcalibur RGB DDR4-4000 ram in dual channel mode.
All tests were conducted at default clock speeds at a resolution of 1920×1080. High or Ultra settings enabled.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-8700K @ 4.3GHz (Coffee Lake)|
|Cooling||Noctua NH-D15 Premium CPU cooler|
|Motherboard||MSI MPG Z390I Gaming Edge AC Motherboard|
|Ram||16GB TeamGroup Xcalibur RGB DDR4-4000|
|HDD||Adata SX 7000 240GB PCIE M.2 SSD|
|VGA card||Asus ROG Strix Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB GDDR6)|
|Nvidia Drivers||Version 414.7 WHQL|
GPU TWEAK II
The GPU is already overclocked to a clock speed of 1710 MHz (default boost speed is 1680 MHz), but if you use the GPU Tweak II software, you can easily switch between to 2 pre-configured modes.
“OC” mode will overclock your card to an impressive 1830 MHz, and with a bit a tweaking it could even reach 2000 MHz. While the “Gaming” mode, pushes the GPU to run at 1800 MHz, which is more than enough for most gamers who want that extra boost. But be warned … please be very careful. Any overclocking is done at your own risk.
In “Gaming Mode” the boost clock speed is 1800 MHz, with a idle temperature of around 43 degrees Celsius.
At full load, the card reached a high of only 56 degrees Celsius, which is surprisingly low considering it is running on “Gaming Mode” with an overclocked GPU at 1800 MHz. This is all thanks to Asus’s large MaxContact heatsink and 3 Wind blad fans. Well done Asus in keeping my graphics card COOL!
PassMark – Performance Test 9.0 (3D Test)
Test the speed of your 3D video card by selecting from options such as fogging, lighting, alpha blending, wire frame, texturing, resolution, color depth, object rotation and object displacement. Separate tests for DirectX 9,10,11 & 12. With support for 4K resolution.