MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO Review: Page 10 of 11

Posted by Damon Bailey on Friday, September 28, 2018 - 8:00am

Overclocking

 

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

MSI has three profiles. The default is the middle-of-the-road ‘Gaming Profile’ which gives us a boost of 1860MHz.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

On the lower end, we have the ‘Silent Profile’ which drops the boost to 1710MHz.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

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.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

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.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

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.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

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...

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

Next, we’ll push the GPU core clocks. We only managed to add +50 MHz and stay 100% stable.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

This lets us maintain a clock speed of 2025 MHz.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

Our final Timespy Extreme run nets us 5052 points, about a 5% increase in score. And again, no G-sync in use.

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