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Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro 6G Review

Rating: 8.0.

We've spent the last few months focusing on Nvidia's GTX 16-series graphics cards – starting with the GTX 1660 Ti and working down to the more recent GTX 1650. Today, however, our attention turns back to the RTX family, and specifically the mid-range RTX 2060. The particular model in question is Gigabyte's Gaming OC Pro 6G, which comes with a factory overclocked core, triple-fan cooler and RGB lighting. Is it worth the £360 asking price?

When RTX 2060 launched back in January 2019, Nvidia decided that its Founders Edition card would not come factory overclocked – instead, it would be up to AIB partners to ship RTX 2060s with higher clock speeds. Gigabyte has duly stepped up to the plate with its RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro 6G, as this card has a rated boost clock of 1830MHz – an increase of 150MHz over the Founders card.

That means we would expect the Gigabyte to run a bit faster than the Founders Edition, while its triple-fan Windforce 3X cooler should also keep the card both cooler and quieter than the Founders 2060. Priced £31 higher than RTX 2060 MSRP, though, we would expect some improvement for the extra outlay. Whether or not the improvements can justify the higher price, we will have to see.

GPU RTX 2080 (FE)  GTX 1080 RTX 2070 (FE)  GTX 1070  RTX 2060 (FE)  GTX 1060
SMs  46  20 36 15 30 10
CUDA Cores  2944 2560 2304 1920 1920 1280
Tensor Cores  368 N/A 288 N/A 240 N/A
Tensor FLOPS  85 N/A 63 N/A 51.6 N/A
RT Cores 46 N/A 36 N/A 30 N/A
Texture Units 184 160 144 120 120 80
ROPs 64 64 64 64 48 48
Rays Cast  8 Giga Rays/sec 0.877 Giga Rays/sec 6 Giga Rays/sec 0.65 Giga Rays/sec 5 Giga Rays/sec 0.44 Giga Rays/sec
RTX Performance  60 Trillion RTX-OPS  8.9 Trillion RTX-OPS 45 Trillion RTX-OPS 6.5 Trillion RTX-OPS 37 Trillion RTX-OPS N/A
GPU Boost Clock  1800 MHz  1733 MHz 1710 MHz 1683 MHz 1680 MHz 1708 MHz
Memory Data Rate 14 Gbps 10 Gbps 14 Gbps 8 Gbps 14 Gbps 8 Gbps
Total Video Memory  8GB GDDR6  8GB GDDR5X 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR5 6GB GDDR6 6GB GDRR5
Memory Interface   256-bit  256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth  448 GB/sec  320 GB/sec  448 GB/sec 256 GB/sec 336.1 GB/sec 192 GB/sec
TDP  225W  180W 185W 150W 160W 120W

RTX 2060 is based on the same TU106 GPU as found in the RTX 2070, but with 6 less streaming multiprocessors (SMs). This means it sports 1920 CUDA cores, as opposed to the 2304 in its bigger brother. It is also very much an RTX card, meaning we do have dedicated RT cores (30 of those) and also the AI-driven Tensor cores (240 there).

Reference specification for the RTX 2060 has a rated boost clock of 1680MHz, but as mentioned this Gaming OC Pro 6G ups the speed to 1830MHz. The 6GB of GDDR6 memory, however, has been left at the stock 14 Gbps data rate.

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