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Ah, true that! I have no experience of newer cards than GTX 980, so I didn't even realize that it hits the temp limit in so low temperatures.
 
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;) Hardcore. I'm sure that this GPU throttles already. As be asked all ready room temperature and what have not been asked case temperature. Makes a big difference. I owned a few identical MSI (3 x970 with each a different bios and fan profile, 2 RTX 2070 with different operating temperature due to fan profile and kick-down clock). 80-90 C is to high even for a modern card but the manufacture will ensure that it clock down to what they deem a safe temperature. I just don't like to see any thing above 65....and we are talking PC hardware, behave.
I used GTX 1050 Ti in this case and It reached max. 65 C.
 
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In all fairness this looks like standard issue Nvidia to me - under a crappy cooling solution that is. These cards are made to run in the 80C region and will cap out at 83-84 C like you've experienced. The cards boost until they can't boost no more and the first thing they hit is the temperature limit built into the card.
Exactly what Giga 2060 OC card are talking about ?

GV-N2060OC-6GD (2 fans) ... https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/gigabyte-rtx-2060-oc.b6543
GV-N2060GAMING-OC-6GD (3 fans) ... https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/gigabyte-rtx-2060-gaming-oc.b6588

Frankly I can't see any of these having any issues whatsoever. Even the FE model tops out at 72C ,,,, no AIB card tested by TPU ran higher and that's at full load and at max OC,

In all fairness this looks like standard issue Nvidia to me - under a crappy cooling solution that is. These cards are made to run in the 80C region and will cap out at 83-84 C like you've experienced. The cards boost until they can't boost no more and the first thing they hit is the temperature limit built into the card.
Exactly what Giga 2060 OC card are talking about ? Plain OC or OC Gaming ? .. either way, should have no issue with a xx60 card

GV-N2060OC-6GD (2 fans) ... https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/gigabyte-rtx-2060-oc.b6543
GV-N2060GAMING-OC-6GD (3 fans) ... https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/gigabyte-rtx-2060-gaming-oc.b6588

Frankly I can't see any of these having any issues whatsoever. Even the FE model tops out at 72C ,,,, no AIB card tested by TPU ran higher and that's at full load and at max OC,

Don't straight up look at a review like @John Naylor linked above and 'conclude you have other issues'... your ambient temperature is almost certainly much higher than your typical review bench. Your equipment is heated up (many reviews are cold cards / briefly running cards) and perhaps your case airflow is a bit less optimal. All that together can easily account for 8-10C and you can't always 'fix' it. You can of course check all the boxes though

If your card consistently hits 85 C+ at gaming loads, thén you've got reason to worry.
I'd like to 1st clarify that last sentence .... If your RTX 2060 card consistently hits 85 C+ at gaming loads, thén you've got reason to worry ... for other cards (i.e. 290x, Fury, etc), that is common.

Now to the OPs issue.... When seeing 84C on a 2xxx series card , this is extremely unusual. You either have a) a card that typically runs hot or b) "other issues". In that regard....

1. It was not "a" review, it was every single 2060 review done by TPU plus a bunch of reviews at other sites. The purpose of looking at all the reviews was to determine if any specific model was found to be running hot . I could find no instance of any 2060 model card running hot, here on TPU or anywhere else, and these were all overclocked to the max and under full load conditions. TPU doesn't do reviews of cold cards ... the test is run until it reaches steady state conditions. I can't imagine any site that does a steady state temperature test using "cold cards" . If you know of one, I'd enjoy reading.

2. So if it's not a) a specific model design that is weak in the cooling department, it must, by definition, be b) an "other issue" than a bad cooling design for a specific 2060 model card. The OP's card (2060 Gigabyte OC) comes in 2 and 3 fan models and none of the dozen or so model 2060's reviewed has ever evidenced temps in the high 80s under "normal operating conditions", even when OC'd and under full steady state load. The OPs card is not at full load and AFAIK, it was not OC'd. The 2060 also has a rather low power usage so thermal control is not exactly a challenge. So when one can find no test results that show the cooling design of any 2060 card being deficient, one can only conclude that the cooling design of the card is effectively ruled out as a cause ... and therefore, it must be an "other issue".

3. Gigabyte generally puts out some of the coolest running nVidia cards ... lets look at another 2xx series card and see how it compares with he competition since we didn't have a TPU review of a Gigglebyte.

ASUS RTX 2080 STRIX 61°C
ASUS RTX 2080 STRIX (quiet BIOS)75°C
Gigabyte RTX 2080 Gaming OC 69°C
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio 70°C
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Founders Edition 72°C
Palit RTX 2080 Gaming Pro 72°C
Palit RTX 2080 Super JetStream 70°C

So... it would seem the Gigabyte OC cooling solution does quite well compared to most of the competition, so again we see that card cooling susbsytem design is just fine; problem must lie elsewhere.

3. High ambient temperature **is** an "other issue" .... if he's seeing 80-84C and highest full load temp, high ambient temps have nothing to do with the card design. With everyone else at 68-72C (again full load and OC's), let's call it an average 70C at typical ambient of around 23C .... , we can expect 80-84C GPU temps only if ambient is 10-14C higher or 33-37C. If you are in unconditioned space and temps are edging up 91 - 98F, your card is going to run much hotter than is expected at normal room conditions (73F) nothing ya can do about that; nothing to do with a bad card cooling design.

4. High case interior temperature **is** an "other issue". Hard to make recommendations here w/o case and fan information, but this can be improved with more fans, higher air flow fans, better fan orientation and maybe a roomier case with more fan mounts.

5. Case air flow problems are an **other issue**. If you are running two fans as exhaust in top and the case has open rear grille and vented slot covers, then your intake will be thru there (path of least resistance) ... and it will suck in hot PSU and GFX card exhaust

6. A defective card is an "other issue" . Bad paste job ? Bad mount ?

And again, the OPs card is not OC'd and these W3 temps are not going to peg the GPU at full load .... so to go apples and apples, at full load and max OC, id expect the GPU temps to approach that 88C maximum. It won't get there of course, the card will thrott;le down to prevent it.

In short, there is nothing to suggest that the Gigabyte OC, or any 2060 for that matter, has a cooling system design problem ... the cause must be an "other issue".
 
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Note that reviews are generally run on Test Benches which are open air, so the tempertures are as good as these cards will possibly get.
In most cases the temps would be 5~10 degrees higher depending on the the case and room temps etc.
 
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Note that reviews are generally run on Test Benches which are open air, so the tempertures are as good as these cards will possibly get.
In most cases the temps would be 5~10 degrees higher depending on the the case and room temps etc.
This depends on the case. You also need to consider there isn't any airFLOW over a test bench (unless fans are added). So... a couple of C cooler, maybe... typically zero airflow though. I'll take a couple C warmer air with FLOW than a bit cooler and none.
 
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Doesn't replacing thermal paste void the manufacturer's warranty?

Regardless, until OP provides some hard information other than "Gigabyte RTX 2060" and "ATX case with 2 fans", there's not much more we can do.
 
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Doesn't replacing thermal paste void the manufacturer's warranty?

Regardless, until OP provides some hard information other than "Gigabyte RTX 2060" and "ATX case with 2 fans", there's not much more we can do.
I have got GV-N2060OC-6GD. I don't care warranty, I care that It gets better.
the cause must be an "other issue"
What is your opinion for other issue?
 
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Only 2-3 degrees decrease.


Powerboost ATX case. Sorry I don't know.
No. I don't use any cards in nearby slots.
I think the issue is your case and airflow. The Powerboost ATX cases are fairly cheap with closed of front panels that look nice but provide no direct airflow (it would be great if you could tell us which model of the case you have).
https://www.itopya.com/powerboost/bilgisayar-kasalari/

Overall I would look to get a case with better airflow so something with a mesh front like the Fractal Design Meshify C. The Gigabyte RTX 2060 OC is supposed to be quiet good on temps and based on your comments, the GPU is fine, it is just temps which I put down to getting a better case and an additonal fan, so 3 fans bringing air in and 1 fan exausting.

Do not change the Thermal Paste as that is not the issue....
 
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Just a quick question... When you set the fans to 100%, what is the reported idle temp? :)
 
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OP have to re-read this thread, fill in systems spec and tell what ambient temperature he/she have, and then we take it from here.
 

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I have got GV-N2060OC-6GD. I don't care warranty, I care that It gets better.

What is your opinion for other issue?
Gigabyte are bottom tier, make sure your room has plenty of air conditioning and good airflow in case, also space around the card, if none of thats right, correct it otherwise send that card back for a better one
 
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invest in some proper fans and airflow for your case, you have 1 intake and 1 exhaust, and probably a shitty CPU cooler as well as a sub-par non reference GPU that's dumping a load of hot air into your case, likely standard fans that came with the case.... go get 2 intake, 2 exhaust, get a fan controller and crank them up when gaming you might be pleasantly surprised what good airflow can do

Also clean the dust and crap out of your case, get some decent thermal paste and replace the crap stuff that came on your CPU HSF and GPU for another few 3-5c improvement
 
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Essentially, his card IS throttling. 1860mhz isn't a whole lot. It is still possible to get it higher probably, but as soon as Nvidia GPUs hit 83C they will cut down hard on voltage and that means major clockspeed loss as well.
It isn't. 1860MHz is pretty much where you would expect it to boost from the clocks this card has set. The median and stock clocks in TPUs FE (with close enough 1750 boost) review were 1866-1875MHz.

What exactly is the concern with this card? 80C as a temperature should not be worrying. Yes, if you can get the temperature down you will get a bit more clocks out of it but gives what the cooler on that card looks like, it just is not very good. Adequate and sufficient, yes. Good, no. Fan speeds are the other side of it. 100% fan speed gave -4C and 22 clock bins. This shows the card can do better with more cooling which is always the case. With serious cooling on the card to get the thing down to 40C you would get about 150-200MHz more out of it... before running into power limit. Well, tehnically probably voltage limit will hit first.
 

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I have got GV-N2060OC-6GD. I don't care warranty, I care that It gets better.
Wow, the cooler on that card is really garbage. I hate to say it, but I don't think there is much you can do to get your temps down. Personally, I'd return the card and get one with a cooler that isn't just a slab of aluminum that doesn't even let the airflow from the fans through to the PCB...

No, they really have become the bottom tier of products.
 
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No, they really have become the bottom tier of products.
Really, really depends on the product. In mobos they really jumped to top tier in hardware, but in cards uhhh, yeah... its a bit of an issue. They have a properly cooled RTX 2060 though, the Gaming OC Pro one.
 

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Really, really depends on the product. In mobos they really jumped to top tier in hardware, but in cards uhhh, yeah... its a bit of an issue. They have a properly cooled RTX 2060 though, the Gaming OC Pro one.
Nah, their quality has taken a nose dive, even their motherboards. And their service is absolutely horrible. The company as a whole is just terrible these days.
 
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Have to agree with the bad cooler side of things.. A while back a mate and I had some Gigabyte RX480 Gaming G1's or whatever they where called, the coolers were so bad, even on cool days, fans needed to be up to 80% to 100% just to keep them under 60C and that was with tweaking power and voltage.. Bought some Strix 480's, damn things hardly went above 40C under the same load in same conditions.. Unreal what the difference was, not to mention the damn noise as well....
 

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Have to agree with the bad cooler side of things.. A while back a mate and I had some Gigabyte RX480 Gaming G1's or whatever they where called, the coolers were so bad, even on cool days, fans needed to be up to 80% to 100% just to keep them under 60C and that was with tweaking power and voltage.. Bought some Strix 480's, damn things hardly went above 40C under the same load in same conditions.. Unreal what the difference was, not to mention the damn noise as well....
Their HSFs are cheap.
 
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Definitely showed that. Forgot to mention that the Strix cards were only running about 40% fan speed as well, and that was possibly one of the hottest cards I had. So much better than the Gigabyte cards, to that end I've stayed away from them... Just buying EVGA cards now and any further is definitely another story and thread :)
 
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The Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 OC is the only 2060 card with an extruded heatsink. It doesn't belong a 150W TDP card--shame on Gigabyte for this.

I have the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Windforce OC, which has zipper fins running length-wise. This means all the exhaust is trying to get out of the ends of the card. The back panel is mostly blocked by the 4 ports, and the other end is mostly blocked by the fan shroud and power connector. It's a bad design, and I will probably be returning it.

I actually underclocked my card so the boost is the same as the reference design (1680 MHz), and I find this is a lot better. I recommend you do the same.

Edit: So get this. Gigabyte has replaced the RTX 2060 OC with a RTX 2060 OC Revision 2.0. It has an entirely different heatsink. They must have realized their mistake.
 
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#48
The Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 OC is the only 2060 card with an extruded heatsink. It doesn't belong a 150W TDP card--shame on Gigabyte for this.

I have the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Windforce OC, which has zipper fins running length-wise. This means all the exhaust is trying to get out of the ends of the card. The back panel is mostly blocked by the 4 ports, and the other end is mostly blocked by the fan shroud and power connector. It's a bad design, and I will probably be returning it.

I actually underclocked my card so the boost is the same as the reference design (1680 MHz), and I find this is a lot better. I recommend you do the same.

So get this. Gigabyte has replaced the RTX 2060 OC with a RTX 2060 OC Revision 2.0. It has an entirely different heatsink. They must have realized their mistake.
Yup but not working as advertised, definitely send it back, negative review it.

Windforce cooling is crap
 
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#49
What is your opinion for other issue?
See Number items 3 thru 6 in previous post

Couple other things ...

1. According to nVidia, throttling on 2xxx starts at 80C so if it is hitting 84C, it's throttling, unless the argument is nVidia and TPU are clueless..

2. As can be seen in the TPU reviews , in just about every series, Giga is either 1st is 2nd and cooling .... it's right there in every review so no, the cooling is not deficient.

3. How did we closing on on the 50th post in this thread w/o getting past the most obvious issue. ? What are ambient temperatures ? If ambient is up in the mid 90s, 80C is normal.

4. If that's not it, inadequate case cooling or a defective / misassembled card is the most likely candiate. I went looking again and I can't find a single card anywhere near that even at full load with max OC. The cooler design is not the problem...if it was, or was not assemebeld correctly, it should be RMA'd .... but without knowing ambient temps, we're spinning our wheels.
 
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#50
Or.. you can just buy and install an aftermarket gpu cooler and be done with this.

This is what i've done with my Gigabyte 1060 Windforce (because one of the fans died after warranty expired and the other one was making noises), so i decided to buy a new cooler instead of replacing the fans. Besides, the cooler of my Gigabyte card is awful as well.
Results?
About 58c Max temp with 100% gpu usage in gaming, with Turbo boost permanently staying betwen 1920-1935ΜΗz. Around 22-23c idle. And 63c in Furmark with post fx enabled.
 
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