Gigabyte RTX 2070 Gaming OC White 8G reviewed – Overclocked TU106-A graphics chip

Gigabyte RTX 2070 Gaming OC White 8G reviewed – Overclocked TU106-A graphics chip

The first overclocked RTX 2070 in the test: Gigabyte RTX 2070 Gaming OC White is equipped with Nvidia’s faster TU106-A graphics chip and has to prove itself against the unmatched MSI RTX 2070 Armor 8G.

The Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming OC White has the TU106-400A, the OC-more suitable of the two graphics chips for the smallest ever Turing model. In the test she has to prove herself against the MSI RTX 2070 Armor 8G with non-A-GPU and reference clock rates.

With the GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming OC White 8G Gigabyte in the test the first of a RTX 2070 has arrived with the powerful TU106-400A chip in the newsroom. The 2070 Custom Design has to prove against the MSI RTX 2070 Armor 8G with non-A-chip and reference clock rates tested at the launch of Nvidia’s third and so far most affordable Turing graphics card.

The built-in TU106-400-A graphics chip on the RTX 2070 Gaming OC White allows Gigabyte to set higher clock rates ex factory than MSI on the RTX 2070 Armor 8G. The base clock remains the same as usual at 1,410 MHz, but the boost clock increases from 1,620 MHz (Nvidia reference clock) to 1,725 ​​MHz. Gigabyte’s Aorus Engine tool also enables OC mode, which boosts the clock speed to 1,740 MHz. Then the Gaming OC White clocks 30 MHz higher than the Founders Edition of Nvidia, which also relies on the more takeaway A version of the graphics chip.

While the power connectors (1x 8-pin, 1x 6-pin) are the same as the MSI RTX 2070 Armor, the non-A GPU needs 175 W TDP, while Gigabyte can increase the power limit to 185 watts thanks to the faster chip. Other manufacturers such as Zotac with the RTX 2070 AMP Extreme increase the TDP even to 225 watts and can increase the clock rates even further.

Unlike the MSI RTX 2070 Armor, however, the storage equipment is omitted, so the RTX 2070 Gaming OC White also has 8 GB of GDDR6 video memory with an effective clock rate of 14 GHz.

The RTX 2070 Gaming OC White uses Windforce 3X cooling in a two-slot high design. All four copper heatpipes have direct contact with the graphics chip and transport the waste heat to the fine cooling fins of the aluminum radiator. Fresh air is provided by three 80-millimeter axial fans, which stand still in Windows mode. To optimize the air flow and counteract turbulence, Gigabyte uses the so-called “alternate spinning”, with the outer fans running counterclockwise while the inner fan rotates clockwise.

The most noticeable feature of the RTX 2070 Gaming OC White is likely to be the look. Gigabyte misses both the plastic radiator cover and the metal backplate a coat of strong white. In combination with the matt black fans, the model has a rich contrast ratio. The feel, however, suffers a little from the choice of materials.

Gigabyte grants a three-year limited warranty on the RTX 2070 Gaming OC White, and a 30-day warranty on the manufacturer’s website increases the warranty to four years. Settlement takes place via the dealer.

Technical specifications

Gigabyte RTX 2070
Gaming OC White 8G
MSI RTX 2070
Armor 8G
Geforce RTX 2070
Founders Edition
graphics chip

 

TU106-400-A

TU106-400

TU106-400-A

chip clock

 

1,410 / 1,725 ​​MHz

1,410 / 1,620 MHz boost

1,410 / 1,710 MHz boost

shader

 

2304

2304

2304

TMUs / ROPs

 

144/64

144/64

144/64

RT / tensor cores

 

36/288

36/288

36/288

production

 

12 nm

12 nm

12 nm

VRAM

 

8 GB GDDR6

8 GB GDDR6

8 GB GDDR6

Memory clock (effective)

 

14 GHZ

14 GHz

14 GHz

memory interface

 

256 bits

256 bits

256 bits

Memory Bandwidth

 

448 GB / s

448 GB / s

448 GB / s

TDP

 

185 watts

175 watts

185 watts

price

 

from 600 euros

from 580 euros

from 629 euros

RTX 2070 models in comparison

RTX 2070 in a duel: While the Gigabyte Gaming OC White bets on the more powerful chip, MSI equipped the Armor 8G with the better cooler.RTX 2070 in a duel: While the Gigabyte Gaming OC White bets on the more powerful chip, MSI equipped the Armor 8G with the better cooler.

Gigabyte RTX 2070
Gaming OC White 8G
MSI RTX 2070
Armor 8G
Nvidia RTX 2070
Founders Edition
Dimensions
(L x W x H)

27.8 x 11.4 x 4.1 cm

29.5 x 14.3 x 5.1 cm

22.9 x 11.3 x 4 cm

power connectors

 

1x 8-pin, 1x 6-pin

1x 8-pin, 1x 6-pin

1x 8-pin

monitor connections

 

3x DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x USB-C

3x DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x USB-C

2x DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
1x USB-C

Radiator, height

 

Windforce 3X
2 slots

Axial design
3 slots

Axial design,
2 slots

heatpipes

 

4

6

-, Vapor Chamber

Fan

 

3x axial fan (80 mm)

2x axial fan (100 mm)

2x axial fan (90 mm)

Silent idling

 

Yes

Yes

No

backplate

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Clock rates under load
(4K resolution)

1,880 MHz

1,725 ​​MHz

not yet tested

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