AMAZON 12 Days of Deals Shop 12 Days of Deals Here
Home Reviews Graphics Card Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC 8G Review - Better Value Card?

The Test Setup

In testing and benchmarking the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC 8G, the system I used is powered by an 8th Gen. Intel Core i7-8700K, overclocked to 4.9 GHz. The CPU is installed on an MSI MEG Z390 ACE motherboard. Below are the rest of the system specifications:

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit ver. 1903
Motherboard: MSI MEG Z390 ACE
Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12A
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB DDR4-3000MHz
Graphics card: Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC 8G
Storage Drives: WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD, Crucial MX500 2TB
Power Supply: Seasonic 850W Prime Titanium
Chassis: Thermaltake Core P5

When I tested the Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC, I was using the GeForce driver version 436.15 for Windows 10 64bit. All games were tested in three resolutions, namely: 1920×1080 or full HD, 2560×1440 or WQHD and 3840×2160 or 4K ultra HD. For the synthetic benchmarks, I used the benchmark tools from 3DMark and Unigine 2. I also used the following games to test the graphics card: Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Battlefield V, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Final Fantasy XV, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Metro Exodus, Middle Earth Shadow of War, Monster Hunter World, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. Ray tracing benchmarks are seen on Battlefield V’s and Metro Exodus graphs.

Below are GPUz and GPGPU screenshots of the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC:

Noise and Temperature

I haven’t tried Gigabyte’s WindForce cooling solution before. But I have heard that it’s a really good cooler design. When I started my stress test, I thought the fans on the graphics card were not spinning because I could not hear anything. I looked at the fans as see that they were all spinning properly. The fans were already spinning yet it was very silent, inaudible. I’m not sure if the alternate spinning design is the root cause, but I think it really works. I tried to feel the airflow on the graphics card with my palm and it does feel breezier compared to other graphics cards I have tested. No wonder Gigabyte has continued to use the alternate spinning, it simply works and I don’t think that it’s a gimmick.

As for the temperature of the graphics card, on idle to light load situation (~41% GPU usage), it remained under 56° Celsius. The temperature is a bit higher because the GPU is passively cooled; meaning no fans were running unless it reaches a certain higher level of temperature. This is a feature pretty much similar with other higher end or premium graphics cards.

I was not really expecting that it would keep the GPU really cool under full load, but I was surprised to see that Gigabyte’s WindForce 3X cooling solution is doing a fantastic job. At full load, temperature was just hovering around 64° Celsius. That’s a few degrees cooler than MSI’ RTX 2070 Super Gaming X we previously reviewed. I thought that it would somehow get a little bit hotter than MSI’s, but I guess the tri-fan design with the alternate spinning did a really good job in sucking cool air to the heat sink and blowing the hot air away from the heat sink.

Now time to see the benchmark results that we got with the Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC on the next following pages.

Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC 8G latest pricing and availability:
For US: available on Amazon.com here
For UK: available on Amazon UK here
Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

2 COMMENTS

  1. The card has a nasty bug where the fans go to max speed at intervals when they should remain idle. If anyone has a fix, do leave a comment.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

What's New

Verizon Wireless Deals and Sale for November 2019

In this page, you'll find all the available and latest Verizon Wireless deals and sales that are active and valid in a given month....

Best MacBook Black Friday Deals 2019

Apple MacBook Black Friday deals has begun, and it’s a great time to buy an Apple MacBook laptop. Although, technically speaking, it is not...

Noctua NH-U12A CPU Cooler Review – Best CPU Air Cooler?

Late Q1 this year, Noctua released the Noctua NH-U12A premium 120mm CPU air cooler. It has the traditional Noctua color theme that many are...

Best SSD (SATA and M.2 NVMe) to Buy this Black Friday and Cyber Monday (Updated 2019)

It's that time of the year again when prices are expected to go down and people are expected to buy stuff. For us PC...

Apple 16-Inch MacBook Pro Released – See Features, Specs, Price and Availability

Apple has just announced the new 16-inch MacBook Pro; dubbed as “the world’s best pro notebook” by Apple. It features a 16-inch Retina display,...
- Advertisment -

Hardware Reviews

Noctua NH-U12A CPU Cooler Review – Best CPU Air Cooler?

Late Q1 this year, Noctua released the Noctua NH-U12A premium 120mm CPU air cooler. It has the traditional Noctua color theme that many are...

GALAX GeForce RTX 2070 Super EX Graphics Card Review

The GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics card seems to be the popular GPU in the current RTX Super lineup. It offers better performance per...

Creative Sound Blaster AE-7 PCIe Sound Card Review – A Better Hi-Res DAC with AMP?

Sound cards are still a thing nowadays and there are not a lot of them, especially the hi-end or hi-res ones that can really...

Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC 8G Review – Better Value Card?

Today we are going to look at and review the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC 8G. This is the second RTX 2070...

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Review – The Best RTX 2070 Super?

We previously reviewed the RTX 2060 Super and the RTX 2080 Super; now it's time to review the RTX 2070 Super. What I have...
- Advertisment -

Audio Gear and Reviews

Creative Sound Blaster AE-7 PCIe Sound Card Review – A Better Hi-Res DAC with AMP?

Sound cards are still a thing nowadays and there are not a lot of them, especially the hi-end or hi-res ones that can really...

Corsair VOID RGB ELITE Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Today we are going to review one of Corsair’s latest (gaming) peripheral – the Corsair Void RGB Elite Wireless gaming headset. That’s quite a...

Audeze LCD-1 Compact Reference Planar Headphone Released – See Features, Specs and Price

Audeze recently released a new reference planar magnetic headphone – the Audeze LCD-1. Not to be confused with the first Audeze LCD-1 head-phone released...

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless (SE) Gaming Headsets Released – See Features, Price and Availability

Corsair recently released a new series of premium gaming headset – the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless and Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE. Unlike the other...

HyperX Cloud Orbit and Orbit S Gaming Headsets Now Available – See Features, Specs and Price

HyperX recently released their latest top of the line gaming headsets, the HyperX Cloud Orbit and Orbit S. If the headphone looks familiar to...