NVIDIA recently updated its GeForce RTX 30 Series specifications chart with boost clock figures, and they seem to be pretty consistent with what its AIC partners are offering with their third-party models – advanced, overclocked models included. Palit’s GeForce RTX 3090 GamingPro OC, for instance, features a 1.73 GHz boost clock, which is barely higher than the GeForce RTX 3090 Founder Edition’s spec (1.70 MHz).
This has gotten enthusiasts wondering whether there’s any serious overclocking potential with the GeForce RTX 30 Series, but things are looking up.
CyberPunkCat has shared a screenshot from EVGA’s recent GeForce RTX 30 Series iCX3 technology video, which seems to suggest that its GeForce RTX 3090 variants (e.g., FTW3) can hit clocks of 2.1 GHz or higher. More specifically, the Precision X1 sample at 1:28 shows a GPU clock of 2,105 MHz and memory clock of 5,520 MHz.
We’re not sure if this is just EVGA’s marketing department being overly optimistic, but VideoCardz has posted a screenshot of ZOTAC’s FireStorm utility, which shows one of its GeForce RTX 3080 cards running at 1,933 MHz. Prospective overclockers may definitely want to see what NVIDIA’s AIC partners are planning before pulling the trigger on the Founders Editions.
You can check out EVGA’s GeForce RTX 30 Series iCX3 technology video below.