MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus 6G OC Graphics Card Review

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MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus 6G OC – Test Setup

In testing and benchmarking the MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus 6G OC, the test system 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. 1809
Motherboard: MSI MEG Z390 ACE
Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i RGB Platinum
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB DDR4-3000MHz
Graphics card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus 6G OC
Storage Drives: WD Black 1TB NVMe SSD
Power Supply: Seasonic 850W Prime Titanium
Chassis: Thermaltake Core P5

When I tested the MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus 6G OC Graphics Card, I was using the GeForce driver version 418.91 for Windows 10 64bit. All games are 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: Battlefield 1, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Final Fantasy XV, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Middle Earth Shadow of War, Monster Hunter World, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Star Wars Battlefront II and The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. For the real-time ray tracing and DLSS features, I included Battlefield V and Metro Exodus.

Below are GPUz and GPGPU screenshots of the MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus 6G OC:

MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus 6G OC – Noise and Temperature

The MSI RTX 2060 Ventus OC doesn’t have any fan stop feature. This means that the fans continues to spin even if the graphics card is in idle or light load. However, the Torx Fan 2.0 on the RTX 2060 Ventus are very silent; inaudible to be exact, specifically when in idle to light load situations. The fans only becomes audible once it reaches 60% of fan speed. However, if you didn’t manually set the fan speed, its default settings doesn’t allow the fans to go beyond 50% of the fan speed (as seen on the second screenshot below). Manually setting the fan speed to 80% results in an audible humming of the fans. It may not be that noticeable if you have a closed case or chassis setup, but it will still be audible. At 90% fan speed, the fans are very audible; however I doubt that you will need to crank up the fan speed to this level under normal gaming scenario.

Idle temperature on the RTX 2060 Ventus seems to be a little bit higher compared to the idle temperature I got with the RTX 2060 Founders Edition. I’m getting around 42° Celsius on the RTX 2060 Ventus, while on the Founders Edition its only around 36° Celsius. However, I did notice that the fans were running at a much slower speed compared to Founders Edition. The fans on the Ventus was only running at around 830 RPM or 23% of the fan speed. This is probably the reason why the temperature is slightly higher. Nevertheless, it is still on an acceptable range.

On full load, the temperature on the RTX 2060 Ventus OC went up to 72° Celsius. The fan speed also went up to around 1650 RPM or around 49%. Like I mentioned recently, the graphics card is still generally silent; and the temperature is also within acceptable range.

Note that the heat coming from the graphics card is not only blown sideways, but some are also exhausted at the back. This is because the aluminum fin stack is position horizontally, just like in blower type coolers. Some of the heat can escape at the output port portion of the card.

Let’s proceed to the next page and see the scores that we got with the MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus 6G OC graphics card.

MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus 6G OC latest pricing and availability:
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2 Comments
  1. Danial says

    Hi, between the Zotac RTX 2060 AMP and the MSI RTX 2060 VENTUS OC, which do you suggest? Which is bettee in terms of thermals and noise?

    1. The PC Enthusiast says

      Hi Danial, we haven’t got the chance to test the Zotac RTX 2060 AMP Edition. However, I don’t think their thermals and noise would be that far from another. The RTX 2060 in general is already an efficient graphics card. Don’t really need to crank up the fan speed to keep it cool. Perhaps their price difference would be more significant than their thermals and noise. One thing to note though is that the Zotac RTX 2060 AMP Edition (not the Twin Fan Edition) has a metal backplate and a white LED lighting which is a plus. Unlike the Ventus OC with no LED lighting and a plastic backplate.

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