For our test rig we paired the card with an Intel Core i5 8600K, Asus ROG Maximus X Hero Z370 motherboard and 16GB of ADATA XPG Dazzle DDR4-2400. All test are conducted using default speeds on CPU and Card.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.6GHz (Coffee Lake)|
|Cooling||Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 240|
|Motherboard||Asus ROG Maximus X Hero Z370|
|Ram||ADATA XPG Dazzle DDR4-2400 16GB Kit|
|HDD||Samsung 960 EVO 250GB PCIE M.2 SSD|
|PSU||Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W|
|VGA card||Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro (6GB GDDR6)|
|Nvidia Drivers||Version 414.7 WHQL|
Extreme durability and overclocking
The graphics card uses the 6+2 power phase design to allow the MOSFET to operate at lower temperature, and over-temperature protection design and load balancing for each MOSFET, plus the Ultra Durable certified chokes and capacitors, to provide excellent performance and longer system life.(Reference card is 4+2 power phase)
We would like to thank Futuremark for providing the 3DMark software for use in this testing.
3DMark is arguably the most popular graphics card benchmarking software known to the world. For more than a decade, users have been using the software made by Futuremark to make and break world records and to also test overclocks. The latest version simply known as 3DMark includes several tests for DirectX 9, 10, 11 and 12 hardware. This version also supports cross-platform benchmarking including smartphones and tablets (Android and iOS) this time around. We used the Fire Strike Ultra, and Time Spy benchmarks (all at default settings). I will let the numbers do the talking.
3DMark v2 – Port Royal (DXR – Ray Tracing)
Port Royal is a graphics card benchmark for testing real-time ray tracing performance. To run this test, you must have a graphics card and drivers that support Microsoft DirectX Raytracing..
3DMark – Time Spy (DX12)
3DMark Time Spy is a new DirectX 12 benchmark test for Windows 10 gaming PCs. Time Spy is one of the first DirectX 12 apps to be built “the right way” from the ground up to fully realize the performance gains that the new API offers. With its pure DirectX 12 engine, which supports new API features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading, Time Spy is the ideal test for benchmarking the latest graphics cards.
3DMark – Firestrike (DX11)
Fire Strike is a showcase DirectX 11 benchmark designed for today’s high-performance gaming PCs. It is our most ambitious and technical benchmark ever, featuring real-time graphics rendered with detail and complexity far beyond what is found in other benchmarks and games today.
3DMark – NVIDIA DLSS Feature Test
3DMark feature tests are specialized tests for specific technologies. The NVIDIA DLSS feature test helps you compare performance and image quality with and without DLSS processing.The test is based on the 3DMark Port Royal ray tracing benchmark. Like many games, Port Royal uses Temporal Anti-Aliasing. TAA is a popular, state-of-the-art technique, but it can result in blurring and the loss of fine detail.DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an NVIDIA RTX technology that uses deep learning and AI to improve game performance while maintaining visual quality.
Unigine 2 – Superposition (1080p Extreme)
Extreme performance and stability test for PC hardware: video card, power supply, cooling system. Check your rig in stock and overclocking modes with real-life load! Also includes interactive experience in a beautiful, detailed environment.
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark – High Settings
The FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION Official Benchmark application can give you a score to indicate the level of performance you can expect from your PC environment when running FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION. It does this by displaying several of the events, maps and characters used in the game.
Here is the results from ADIA64 GPGPU benchmark.
MIN and MAX Temps During all the Benchmarks From Above
At full load, the card reached a high of 69 degrees Celsius with an overclocked GPU at 1830 MHz. This is all thanks to Gigabytes large heatsink and alternate spinning blad fans. I never broke the 69 degree at 2055MHz either!
OVERCLOCKING to 2055MHz!!
Now for the Overclock results! I was able to achieve a base clock of 2055MHz. Anything higher and the test benchmark would freeze up, skip or just stop completely. I did have 1 out of 10 tests stop during benchmark so if I backed it off a hair more I would say that anything under 2055MHz is completely stable. With that being said that is about an 11% overclock over the default 1830MHz oc speeds the card is shipped with. I scored a 4875 compared to 4636 at default clocks in Unigine Superposition Benchmark. So we can assume you can get about a 5% increase in performance out of this particular card! Fantastic!
Now lets take a look at the software for the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro!