Originally Posted by ecksodia
So wait, when you guys say "stock" overclock, you mean whatever it boosts to on top of the 980 mhz that it's been factory OCed to? So a "stock" OC of 1189 would mean that the boost adds 209 to whatever the core clock is set to? So if it's stable at say, +150, then you would actually expect to get 259?
Yeah, collectively, we definitely have some 'terminology' issues with these cards at the moment
I consider the 'stock clock' (i.e. 980MHz) to be basically a meaningless number, and the 'boost clock' to be equivalent to what used to be the 'stock clock' on older cards. So, in the scenario described, I'd consider 1059 to be the card's 'effective stock clock', and 130MHz (1189-1059) the 'Kepler Boost', aka the amount that automatically gets added to whatever the cards 'boost clock' is. However that number varies from sample to sample ... but that happens to be my Kepler Boost as well
And when you OC the card via AB or what not, what you're doing is increasing the boost clock by however many MHz, then for 'operating frequency', you end up with 130MHz on top of that from Kepler Boost.
That's how I think of it anyways, hopefully we'll come up with terminology consensus eventually.Edited by brettjv - 5/19/12 at 9:55am