Originally Posted by gamervivek
So you post their overclocking of 980Ti lightning to dispute my saying that 980Ti lightning at stock had a max. boost clock of 1493Mhz? Just no.
It's quite realistic since maxwell is starved for bandwidth at higher clocks, see AT's 980 review for example with results with and without memory OC.
Lightning is 93Mhz over 1400Mhz and is beyond the reach for the other five 980Ti samples tested at their max OCs. So not exactly a safe average.
The techpowerup Lightning sample is not running at 1493 Mhz out of the box. Show me specifically in that review where 1493 MHz out of the box is stated by the author and I happily concede your point.
Normal gpu boost will NOT put another 190 Mhz onto the base boost clock for any card not even a Lightning.
Techpowerup added 87 Mhz to the base clock of the Lightning to get it to 1518 Mhz overclock.
Bit-tech, Guru3d, ReviewStudio and Kitguru among others also reviewed the Lightning card and they were all in the high 1300 to low 1400 for out of the box boost block.
And yes, 1400 mhz is indeed a safe average overclock for a 980 Ti. Most can easily get another 75-100 Mhz sometimes more.