MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning 6GB Review 68

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning 6GB Review

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Overclocking results listed in this section are achieved with the default fan and voltage settings as defined in the VGA BIOS. We choose this approach as it is the most realistic scenario for the majority of 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 with Boost, the values discussed is the highest observed boost clock after overclocking.

Maximum overclock of our sample is +87 MHz to the GPU's base clock (7% overclock), which results in a maximum boost clock of 1518 MHz on the GPU and 2090 MHz on the memory (18% overclock).

Maximum Overclock Comparison
Max. GPU ClockMax. Memory Clock
MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning1518 MHz2090 MHz
Colorful iGame GTX 980 Ti1432 MHz2020 MHz
Palit GTX 980 Ti JetStream1515 MHz2100 MHz
ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX1472 MHz2070 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 980 Ti AMP!1465 MHz1990 MHz
MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming1507 MHz2040 MHz
EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC+1491 MHz1900 MHz
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming1512 MHz2100 MHz
GTX 980 Ti1437 MHz2070 MHz
GTX Titan X1298 MHz2055 MHz
Important: Each GPU (including each GPU of the same make and model) will overclock slightly
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 Performance

Using these clock frequencies, we ran a quick test of Battlefield 3 to evaluate the gains from overclocking.

Actual 3D performance gained from overclocking is 11.7%.
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