Originally Posted by Madmaxneo
Originally Posted by gtbtk
I am in between power supplies at the moment so I can access the rig. Rise of Tomb Raider from memory was improved a from mid 90s to 110ish
That's pretty good.
Now you have me convinced to go ahead and OC this card now, before I get the card set up for water cooling.
You are using MSI ab right? If so what are the initial settings you use, or at least as a starting point for me.
Are the core and memory clocks still done in steps of 13?
What I would suggest that you do is install Precision XOC and use that to start out. That has an Automatic Overclock utility that you can run against your EVGA card.
It is not the most accurate tool in the world and I would not assume that the curve it sets will be completely stable, but what it will do is let you see roughly how the different voltage levels on the curve overclock. After you have played with the auto OC, you can use Afterburner or precision. What ever you like better. Personally I prefer Afterburner because I can make finer adjustments on the curve. Precision does offer more features for EVGA cards than it does for other brands though.
On my MSI Card, I flashed an EVGA bios to try it out and ran the auto tune against my "EVGA" card and found that the voltage points around 1.0V are the weakest points and will only support an increase of around +50 over the base clock of my card. The points at the low end and high end of my card's curve around 0.800V are quite happy to run at +125 to +150.
Once you get a reasonable idea of the point with the lowest OC headroom, it is easy to set an OC with the slider and gives you a starting point if you want to try overclocking using the Curve feature in either AB or Precision XOC.
The steps in afterburner with Pascal are approx 12.5 apart, start out making +25 adjustments and then reduce 12 or 13 points to fine tune if the +25 score is too high.
1070 Loves memory overclock. I would try setting that to +500 to +600 to start with and increase as far as you can go while remaining stable. Some people can run stable at +800 but that is not everyone. My card will run with memory at +700 but it is not completely stable, I tend to run it at about +675 over reference.