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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Video Card Review

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    Overclocking the RTX 2080 Super

    numbers you want and stability of the hardware.  This is complicated with that fact that NVIDIA Boost will change the high clock value based on how much power is being consumed and current video card temperatures.   

    During my overclocking adventure I was able to get the NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super to run stable at a solid 1750Mhz Core and 2063Mhz memory.  This is a 100Mhz gain on the core and 125Mhz more on the memory.  To be honest I was expecting more and that is when I started looking at the boost clocks.

    Look at the MSI Afterburner screenshots below I highlighted a section of the monitor showing that the core clock is at 2040Mhz however the RMS peak is closer to 2055Mhz with a high clock of 2100Mhz.  This is why checking the boost clock under load is important and something that needs to be disclosed when talking about your overclocks.

    To attain this overclock I install MSI Afterbuner and started messing with the controls.  100Mhz on the core seemed to be the sweet spot,  115Mhz would complete a benchmark but was not stable and actually lowered the scores.  To help with DX12 benchmarks the memory clock was boosted to +500 with a max frequency of 8251Mhz.

    Honestly I’m rather impressed given that this is a founders edition video card is factory with no hardware tweaks to enhance overclocking.  Overall the card responded quite well to frequency changes but with only minimal gains.

    I did manually set the fan speeds to ensure that the card would stay cool and what crashes I did encounter seemed to be frequency related given that core and card temperatures were quite low. 

    Keep in mind that overclocking is not guaranteed so your results may vary.