OverclockingThe overclocks listed in this section were achieved with the default fan and voltage settings as defined in the VGA BIOS. Please note that every single sample overclocks differently, that's why our results here can only serve as a guideline for what you can expect from your card.
Maximum stable clocks of our card are 958 MHz core (18% overclock) and 1202 MHz Memory (20% overclock).
Overclocking potential is similar to most other GTX 560 cards tested today, the percentage is higher though since the Palit GTX 560 is not overclocked out of the box. Memory does very well with 1200 MHz considering the card has 2 GB instead of 1 GB but can still deliver the same meomry overclocking potential.
Overclocked PerformanceUsing these clock frequencies we ran a quick test of Call of Duty 4 to evaluate the gains from overclocking.
Actual 3D performance gained from overclocking is 12.7%.
Temperatures are alright, well within safe margins.
Clock ProfilesModern graphics cards have several clock profiles that are selected to balance power draw and performance requirements.
The following table lists the clock settings for important performance scenarios and the GPU voltage that we measured. We measure on the pins of a coil or capacitor near the GPU voltage regulator.
|GPU Voltage |
|Desktop||51 MHz||68 MHz||0.90 V|
|Multi-Monitor||870 MHz||1020 MHz||1.02 V|
|Blu-ray Playback||405 MHz||162 MHz||0.94 V|
|3D Load||810 MHz||1002 MHz||1.07 V|