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.
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.
Above is the default MSI Afterburner screenshot with no changes.
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.