MSI has three profiles. The default is the middle-of-the-road ‘Gaming Profile’ which gives us a boost of 1860MHz.
On the lower end, we have the ‘Silent Profile’ which drops the boost to 1710MHz.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the ‘OC Profile’ bumps the boost clock up to 1875MHz. It is from here that we’ll carry on.
While Dragon Center does let you select profiles and tweak clocks, It doesn’t give you full access to things like power and temp targets or voltages, so we’ll use Afterburner.
After ramping the fans to 100% and pushing the power limit to its maximum 109%, we’ll start out pushing the memory while running Unigine Heaven. We were able to get +700 MHz on the memory before we noticed artifacting at around 800 MHz.
This gives us a slight boost in Timespy Extreme from the 4,814 points we scored ‘stock’. *note* - we are NOT using G-sync here, and in fact, are not even using a G-sync capable monitor, we're not sure what 3DMark is thinking here...
Next, we’ll push the GPU core clocks. We only managed to add +50 MHz and stay 100% stable.
This lets us maintain a clock speed of 2025 MHz.
Our final Timespy Extreme run nets us 5052 points, about a 5% increase in score. And again, no G-sync in use.