Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Overclocking Tips: Easy Overclocking Nets 12Gbps of Performance [VIDEO]
The recently unveiled Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card has now quickly risen to become one of the most desirable GPUs in the market. The demand for the card has become so immense that stocks are quickly being sold out in different retailers nationwide. However, those who were lucky enough to get their hands on one are now attempting to squeeze as much power as they can from the GPU, which is apparently very happy to oblige.
A report from PC Gamer outlines the different advantages to overclocking the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which essentially increases its performance to over that of even the Titan X. The 1080 Ti of course already has its GPU and RAM clock speeds increased compared to the Titan X, but it seems like the card still has a lot of legroom to stretch its clocks even further.
The same report suggests that novice to intermediate users need only to increase the card's power limit to the maximum 120 percent. This is enough to increase the GPU core clock by 175 MHz and the GDDR5X memory by 500 Mhz. This translates to a performance of 12Gbps, which in turn translates to significant increases in memory bandwidth performance, gaming performance, and frame rates.
Cranking up the power limit would of course also translate to more heat, which is why it would be advisable to increase the fan speed to 80 percent. While the fans will be clearly audible at this point, the increase in cooling capacity is necessary to keep the GPU at a decent 65 to 75 degrees Celsius. Neglecting to increase the fan speeds would translate to an operating temperature of more than 84 degrees, which will not really be good for the GPU in the long run.
It has to be mentioned that the card can be pushed even further, but this requires a little bit more tweaking and perhaps even a better cooling system for the entire setup itself. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is currently available for $699 for the founder's edition, although getting one will be quite challenging as stocks still aren't keeping up with its demand.