Here is how to overclock the ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER O4G GAMING video card and our final overclock.  We used the latest version of ASUS GPU Tweak II.

Highest Stable Overclock

Using ASUS GPU Tweak II, we were able to bring the Power Target up to +20 on this video card for a total of 100 to 120%.  We also raised the GPU Temp Target and turned up the fan speeds to 80% to ensure the highest possible overclock.  We were also able to manipulate the voltage of the GPU with this software by setting it to +100.  However, we don’t think it was actually working, as we never saw the GPU voltage change.  It may be locked, which is a common thing.

In the software, we found the highest stable setting of +135 GPU Boost Clock which set it to 1920MHz boost clock.  For the memory, we were able to set it to +3298 for a total of 15.3GHz versus the default 12GHz.  This brings the memory bandwidth up from 192GB/sec to now 244GB/sec, a nice big jump.  

Interestingly with this overclock we did not need 100% fan speed, keeping it quiet at 75-80% was what we used, but even that was overkill.  We could have settled for practically no increase to be honest.

GPU Frequency

In the graph above we see what this overclock translates to on the GPU frequency while gaming compared to the default clock speed.  Remember, this video card runs at 1965MHz out-of-the-box with no changes. 

Our overclock actually starts as high as 2145MHz for the briefest of times, it then drops to 2130MHz, and then to 2115MHz and finally settles at a smooth 2100MHz (2.1GHz) while gaming.   That means our overclock brought clock speed up 135MHz or 7%. 

Then on the memory, it overclocked 28% higher.  We were really impressed by how high we could overclock the GDDR6 memory on this, from 12GHz to over 15GHz is not shabby at all.  Even the GPU frequency is impressive giving us a solid 2.1GHz while gaming.  That’s a high-frequency anyone can be proud of. 


Above are the GPUz screenshots.  The GPU temperature is only 51c with the fans at 80%, so the temperature is not an issue holding the GPU back. Power consumption is 117.1W and the voltage actually didn’t even increase, staying at 1.0500V.  Imagine if one could truly boost the voltage on this GPU what it might do. 

Final Overclock
GPU: 2100MHz
Memory: 15.3GHz   

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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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