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||MSI GeForce RTX 2060 VENTUS 6G OC|
|Nvidia Drivers||Version 414.7 WHQL|
MSI’s Afterburner Software
Since this card already come overclocked with a core clock at 1710 MHz (default is 1365 MHz), I didn’t see the need to overclock it further. However, you can use this software to push your graphics card even further. But be warned … please be very careful. Any overclocking is done at your own risk.
At the boosted clock speed of 1710 MHz (default is 1365 MHz), the idle temperature was surprisingly low at around 32 degrees Celsius.
At full load, the card reached a high of 68 degrees Celsius, that’s more than double the idle temperature. No worries though … the card did handled it extremely well. The dual TORX 2.0 fans and large heatsink (with heatpipes) did its job here.
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.