Overclocking

In order to overclock the EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC BLACK GAMING Video Card, we are using the manufacturer-provided overclocking software.  In this case, it is EVGA Precision X1 version 1.3.0.8.  This is our highest stable overclock shown below. 

EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC BLACK GAMING video card EVGA Precision X1 overclocking software highest stable overclock

How do you overclock the EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC BLACK GAMING Video Card?  You start by raising the Power Target, which in this case only goes up 12% from 100 to 112.  We also set the fan speed to 100%.  We then raised the GPU Clock and Memory clock until we hit the highest stable overclock on both. 

For the GPU Clock, this was +160 and for the Memory Clock, this was +500.  This puts the memory at 15GHz versus 14GHz, so a 1GHz overclock.  This raised the memory bandwidth to 240GB/s instead of 224GB/s.  We could actually nudge the memory a little higher, but it started eating into the total board power of the card, and thus lowered the GPU clock, so this was the best balance of memory overclocking with GPU overclock.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC BLACK GAMING video card overclocked gpu frequency graph

So, remember, the GPU Boost on the EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC BLACK GAMING Video Card is set at 1845MHz.  In our default GPU frequency testing, we found out that it hits around 1977-1987MHz at default.  With the GPU Clock overclocked to +160, this pushed the GPU Frequency up much further. 

You can see above that the overclock brings the frequency up to around 2160MHz and it is very consistent.  Compared to the default out-of-box frequency that’s around a 173MHz overclock or close to 9% overclock over the out-of-box clocks.  If you compare this to the 1845MHz boost clock that’s a 17% overclock, and if you compare that to the reference 1777MHz boost clock that’s a 22% overclock.

GPUz

With the EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC BLACK GAMING Video Card overclocked and the fans set to 100% you can see the GPU Temperature is 58.9c and the Hot Spot temperature is 73.1c.  Board Power Draw is 144.9W and GPU Chip Power Draw is 107.5W.  GPU Voltage remains the same at 1.0810V.

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Brent Justice

Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components for 20+ years, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer-oriented...

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