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 game clock is set at 1737 MHz and the highest boost clock is set at 1845 MHz.

GPU Frequency

Default GPU Frequency

As you can see, this video card is boosting well over the quoted 1737MHz frequency the card is set at.  In fact, it is boosting very close to the maximum 1845MHz.  Generally, it’s around 1835MHz or just north of that.  The actual average of the frequency shown above is 1829MHz.

MSI Afterburner

MSI Afterburner

Above is the default MSI Afterburner screenshot with no changes.

GPUz

Above are the GPUz screenshots at default.  You will note the GPU temperature is 68c and the hot spot is 81c.  The fans ramp up to 34% on automatic.  GPU only power draw is 107W and GPU Voltage is 1.137V.

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  1. Nice review. The card tested as I expected it. The additional VRAM isn’t really needed as the card just can’t crunch the #’s quickly enough to do 1440p (where the 8Gb would come in handy).
  2. Just curious… would testing it on a system with PCIE 4.0 make a discernible difference in performance? Sapphire lists it as a PICE 4.0 supporting card.
  3. Just curious… would testing it on a system with PCIE 4.0 make a discernible difference in performance? Sapphire lists it as a PICE 4.0 supporting card.

    Unlikely, unless you were constrained purely by VRAM and it was having to cache out of local VRAM often, which doesn’t seem to be the case in our testing.

    However, we will re-run benchmarks and test directly PCIe 3.0 versus 4.0 in the future. We have many good articles planned, and that is one of them.

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