MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X Review

Published: 6th Apr 2017, 19:31 GMT | Comments


Due to the nature of this model (high factory clock), a further gain of performance is not easily achievable. This, however, did not stop us from adding extra 100 MHz on the core and 500 MHz on the memory. Of course, such configuration requires custom fan profile. With such settings, we are observing stable clock speeds above 2.0 GHz with fluctuations between 2050 and 2025 MHz.

By far the biggest setback from reaching higher frequencies is the TDP limit. Upon further testing, we noticed that card is constantly reaching power limit and keeps downclocking, which makes stable overclock impossible without applying custom voltage curve. So in other words, either the frequency is too high or TDP limit is too low.

You can gain few extra MHz by using BETA version of MSI Afterburner (4.4.0), which enables voltage control (the actual gain on our sample is somewhere around 13 MHz, with the clock at 2075-2063 MHz). However the purpose of this review is to give you the most realistic results, so we are sticking to the more stable configuration with Afterburner 4.3.0:

Reference :1480 MHz1584 MHz~11008 MHz
Silent Mode :1480 MHz1594 MHz1860 MHz11016 MHz
Gaming Mode :1544 MHz1658 MHz1924 MHz11016 MHz
OC Mode :1569 MHz1683 MHz1936 MHz11120 MHz
Manual Overclocking :1654 MHz1768 MHz2050 MHz12110 MHz

by WhyCry