OverclockingOverclocking results listed in this section are achieved with the default fan, power, and voltage settings as defined in the VGA BIOS. We choose this approach as it is the most realistic scenario for most users.
Every sample overclocks differently, which is why our results here can only serve as a guideline for what you can expect from your card.
Overclocking on Turing is massively complicated by the fact that the power limit is always limiting the clock frequencies. So, you can't just dial in a frequency to test and then run any game to test for stability. The issue here is that sometimes, another game might cause loads which are lighter, which causes higher boost clocks, leading to a crash due to too much overclocking.
With Turing, NVIDIA provides an automated way to scan for the maximum stable overclock through software, which tests each point on the voltage-frequency curve manually. While the end result was stable, performance was a few percent lower than what we achieved with manual overclocking.
With manual overclocking, maximum overclock of our sample is 2065 MHz on the memory (18% overclock) and +200 MHz to the GPU's base clock, which increases maximum Boost from 1950 MHz to 2115 MHz (8% overclock).
Important: Each GPU (including each GPU of the same make and model) will overclock slightly
|Maximum Overclock Comparison|
|Max. GPU Clock||Max. Memory Clock|
|ASUS RTX 2080 Ti STRIX||2115 MHz||2065 MHz|
|ASUS RTX 2080 STRIX||2085 MHz||1940 MHz|
|MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio||2115 MHz||1995 MHz|
|Palit RTX 2080 Gaming Pro||2085 MHz||2070 MHz|
|Palit RTX 2080 Super JetStream||2040 MHz||2010 MHz|
|NVIDIA RTX 2080 Founders Edition||2100 MHz||1980 MHz|
|MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio||2085 MHz||2005 MHz|
|MSI RTX 2080 Ti Duke||2115 MHz||2005 MHz|
|NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition||2110 MHz||1945 MHz|
differently based on random production variances. This table just serves to provide a list of typical
overclocks for similar cards, determined during TPU review.
Overclocked PerformanceUsing these clock frequencies, we ran a quick test of Unigine Heaven to evaluate the gains from overclocking.
Actual 3D performance gained from overclocking is 10.9%.
With the default BIOS, temperatures are super low, which might please some users, but there is no tangible difference between 65°C or the 75°C when using the "quiet" BIOS. The real difference is that the "quiet" BIOS gives you idle fan stop and very quiet noise levels.