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.
On NVIDIA cards, the values discussed are the highest observed boost clock after overclocking. The same clock increase was applied to all clock levels.
Maximum overclock of our sample is 1515 MHz on the memory (8% overclock) and +25 MHz to the GPU's base clock, which increases maximum Boost from 2025 MHz to 2050 MHz (1% 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|
|Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Gaming||2050 MHz||1515 MHz|
|MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X||2038 MHz||1490 MHz|
|ASUS GTX 1080 Ti STRIX OC||2055 MHz||1510 MHz|
|GTX 1080 Ti FE||2063 MHz||1519 MHz|
|Titan X Pascal||2063 MHz||1405 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 Battlefield 3 to evaluate the gains from overclocking.
Actual 3D performance gained from overclocking is 3.5%.