Default GPU Frequency

Before we dive into overclocking, we always test what the default GPU frequency is while gaming.  This way we can see where we are starting from and make sure the GPU is performing as it should be by default.

On this video card, the base clock is 1530MHz and the boost clock is 1785MHz.  

GPU Frequency

According to our clock speed over time graph this video card is running much faster than its boost clock out-of-the-box.  The boost clock is 1785MHz and our video card starts out at 1980MHz and settles at 1965MHz while gaming.  Therefore, 1965MHz is our baseline for overclocking.


Above are the default ASUS GPU Tweak II screenshots with no changes.


Above are the GPUz screenshots at default.  You will note that at default the GPU temperature is only 56c with default 50% fan speed.  These are incredible temperatures; this cooler works more than well.  The power consumption is 102.5W and the VDDC is 1.0500V.  Memory is running at 12GHz.

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  1. Nice to see both companies are competitive with price and performance. Still I think < $200 GPU’s are priced too high. The 8gb 5500XT should be $169 for example.

    AMD pricing it the same as Nvidia, as a side thought, gives the feel for equivalence to Nvidia vs AMD being #2. I like the AMD driver UI significantly better than Nvidia with the features and layout but like how Nvidia drivers are more consistent, less bugs and they work for the most part. What a toss up, in this case I think I would go with the 1650 Super unless 5500XT had a Game Bundle or better one. If the 5500XT 8gb was $169 then the choice would be very easy.

    How if people in general had a 50/50 buying result between AMD/Nvidia GPU cards, AMD would be winning here big time. AMD I think is finally becoming smart in how they price their card in relation to Nvidia.

  2. "With performance between the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER and Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB models being so close and evenly matched it is all going to come down to price and clock speeds. "

    Hardware wise sure. But the other difference is the drivers. And that is all I’m going to say.

    It is nice to see some very solid 1080p performance out of both camps at under $200. Not that many years ago (ok it is a lot of years) $200 to me was the absolute maximum I would EVER even consider spending on a GPU. And that needed to last for years.

    Now they just need to make LP versions of these cards, and make them run on PCIE bus power alone (75w?) would be great for ITX living room PCs.

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