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.
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.
ASUS GPU Tweak II
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.