Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super WindForce OC 8G
Taking a first look at the RTX 2060 Super WindForce OC 8G we can see that it is a tad bit shorter and taller than some of the other graphics cards we’ve taken a look at lately. It has official dimensions of 265 mm x 121 mm x 40 mm (LxWxH).
The taller size is made to accommodate the two 100 mm fans which are part of the WindForce 2X cooling solution. Each of the two fans feature an 11-blade design with a 3D stripe curve on each, which will effectively enhance the airflow. These fans will also spin in opposite directions, which reduces turbulence and enhances the airflow pressure for better heat dissipation. The fans also feature Gigabyte’s 3D Active Fan technology so they will turn off when in a low-load state for whisper quite operation when not gaming.
Looking at the card from the side we can see two copper heatpipes. These two heatpipes will actually make direct contact with the GPU for maximum heat transfer. They start at the GPU and go out into the large heatsink fin array on each side of the GPU. The main side of the card that will show out if you have a window in your case features both a “Gigabyte” and “GeForce RTX” branding, but there is not any RGB lighting on the card. We can see that the shroud actually wraps around the side of the card. At the end of the card there is an 8-pin PCI-Express power connection.
Flipping the card over to the back there is a full-cover backplate, but sadly it is plastic. It does say “Gigabyte” in the center and has a few accents. Even though it is plastic it is better than not having a backplate at all.
As far as display outputs you have the standard three DisplayPort and a single HDMI. All of the connections are arranged at the bottom of the card, so if you did want to throw a water block on this card it would effectively by a single-slot card.