NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Can Hit Overclocks Above 20 Gbps Quite Easily

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Overclocks

The results of the first overclocking tests of the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card has been published, despite the embargo until September 14.

Following the official presentation of the Ampere video cards, we return to talk about the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 video card due to its potential in terms of overclocking. In fact, the first results have emerged online.

In particular, according to what was reported by the site Videocardz, it seems that the power limit as regards to the Founders Edition of the RTX 3080 is 370W. The power limit is a parameter that is often found in programs related to overclocking, for example, the well-known MSI Afterburner.

In any case, Videocardz claims to have tested an RTX 3080 with a TDP equal to 320W (there would be some variants even with a power limit of 350W). During the tests, the memory was “pushed” up to 20.7 Gbps, instead of the “normal” 19 Gbps (850 MHz overclock), while the GPU “received” an overclock of 70 MHz.

In short, the test was clearly done to showcase the overclocking potential of GDDR6X memory. This means that there has been little “push” on the GPU. In any case, the data relating to the temperature, which never exceeded 70 degrees, are quite interesting to see.

Since this test was done purely to show how well memory overclocked, the GPU received almost no OC. The card clocks were 1510 MHz base, 1780 MHz boost, and 1294 MHz memory frequencies. In various 3DMark tests, the GPU reported 2-3% gains with memory overclocking, which is not a huge increase, but it sets the benchmarks that we could achieve just by overclocking memory.

For more details on overclocking, you can take a look at the gallery of images below. Recall that NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 will be priced at $699 and it will release on September 17.

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