Originally Posted by Kitarist
I would like to ask what is the average OC on these cards?
For me, and simple put, +215 +660
But note that that is versus stock speeds
. And i think most everyone here and the reviewers on the net, are getting that much.
A full explanation:Stock
being 980 MHz GPU
and 6008 MHz Memory
, and my factory clocks already set out of the box, to 1085 MHz... that equals +105 MHz already.
(Most all makers leave the Memory speeds alone at defaults of 1502 MHz which is 6008 MHz
But add the additional OC i did, +100 to +120 MHz (GPU) totally stable. And +600 to 720 MHz (Memory) totally stable. And wat u get compared to stock speeds is over stock speeds are:
Versus stock (980/6008) +205 to +225 MHz (GPU) and +600 to +720 MHz (Memory). And i repeat, totally stable.
Average for me is therefore, +215
Memory. Or simple put +215 +660
. But note that that is versus stock speeds
i pushed it much much further, but lost stability.
But remember, if ur case has good cooling, don't settle for any temperatures over 70c. And that includes when OCed.
The three fans on the Gigabyte versions with Metal housings are the best cards! But to achieve the max OC, u have to flash the BIOS and i haven't done that before and won't bother because of the risk. So, getting a factory over-volted card like the the Hawx from MSI
may be a better option if u want to really really push the OC and set benchmark records. But imo, not pushing it (but the OC i get is stable enough) is fine for just gaming. besides, many games don't appreciate massive OCing. And OCing as high as i get is pretty awesome considering the temperatures remain under 70c.
And the best source for Benchmarks is, HERE (TechPowerUp Review Database)
for quick reference i use data base HERE
. But watever Make and Model u get, u can find a page for it there. Just go to HERE
. Then scroll down and select the card u have.
GL Edited by Bee Dee 3 Dee - 9/16/13 at 9:38am