The gaming performance on a graphics card is the most important factor in buying a card, but you also need to be concerned about the noise, temperature and power consumption numbers.
EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Gaming Temperatures:
The EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Gaming has a single fan that spins at all times, but it does a great job. Our card was found to be idling at 25C with the fan running at 1,000 RPM. After playing PUBG for over an hour we found that the temperatures topped out at 71C and the fan speed doubled up to 2,000 RPM. Noise levels were more than acceptable and this GPU cooler shouldn’t be heard from a couple feet away over your other case fans in a PC with good airflow even while gaming.
For testing power consumption, we took our test system and plugged it into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For idle numbers, we allowed the system to idle on the desktop for 15 minutes and took the reading. For load numbers we ran Rainbow Six Siege at 1440P and recorded the peak power number while the in-game benchmark was running. This is done to ensure the results are repeatable.
Power Consumption Results: The EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Gaming uses a couple Watts more power than the RTX 2060 Founders Edition graphics card. Nothing alarming or shocking here!