With a stress test running to push the card to boost, we check each of the 3 profiles.
The ‘Silent’ profile boosts to 1885Mhz Core.
The Default “Gaming Mode” profile will boost to 1961 Mhz.
The ‘OC Mode’ profile runs all the way up to 1974Mhz Core but also kicks the memory up to 11.12Ghz.
With the Card in OC Mode, we start pushing the clocks up by hand.
Starting with the Core, we were able to get to 2075Mhz no problem in our usual small steps, but anything beyond this started giving us issues in benchmarks randomly. pushing the power limit up didn’t seem to help any, and bumping the core voltage up just made the clock a little unstable so it would throttle back down. In the end, we were able to maintain 2075Mhz in pretty well any test run with no throttling, so we deem this our best core OC.
We started out like we normally do, cranking the clock a 100Mhz or so and testing with Time Spy, and then increasing 50Mhz at a time until we run into issues.
Memory got a little more interesting, It’s not that we ran into problems though…
In fact, it was quite the opposite, we didn’t run into any issues at all.
Until we flat out ran out of slider to increase! You are reading that right, 6.5Ghz actual clock speed for a staggering 13Ghz effective!
While Time Spy would run at that speed, a few other benchmarks wouldn’t, so we ended up backing back down to 12.4Ghz effective.
Running at 2075Mhz Core, and 12,420Mhz effective VRAM, we notice a strong increase in benchmark scores across the board in Firestrike.
We also see a strong increase to Timespy as well.