OverclockingOverclocking 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).
Important: Each GPU (including each GPU of the same make and model) will overclock slightly
|Maximum Overclock Comparison|
|Max. GPU Clock||Max. Memory Clock|
|MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning||1518 MHz||2090 MHz|
|Colorful iGame GTX 980 Ti||1432 MHz||2020 MHz|
|Palit GTX 980 Ti JetStream||1515 MHz||2100 MHz|
|ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX||1472 MHz||2070 MHz|
|ZOTAC GTX 980 Ti AMP!||1465 MHz||1990 MHz|
|MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming||1507 MHz||2040 MHz|
|EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC+||1491 MHz||1900 MHz|
|Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming||1512 MHz||2100 MHz|
|GTX 980 Ti||1437 MHz||2070 MHz|
|GTX Titan X||1298 MHz||2055 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 11.7%.