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Old 07-08-19, 07:50 PM
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GPU clocks difference?

Hey guys,

So probably a rather dumb question to you all, but since I've never overclocked a GPU or so before and don't have a lot of knowledge when it comes to actual clock speeds, I wanted to ask here before going forward with anything...

So I placed an order on an Gigabyte RTX 2080 Windforce III OC 8GB the other day (for roughly 726 pounds) and yesterday I saw that the non-OC version was mistakenly on the website for 632 pounds (as about 5 mins after I placed my order, it was on for 692 pounds).

Now the base model has a core clock of 1710 MHz and the OC model is at 1800 MHz.

My question is, how much of a difference is there really with those 90 MHz (Base -> OC) in terms of actual performance and raw FPS? Are we talking a mere 5 FPS in average or maybe 20 FPS?...
And how much heat output are we talking about here, with such a small clock increase? Or is there a huge difference?.

Since I also managed to place an order on the base model, for almost 100 pounds cheaper, I don't feel those 90 MHz are worth it. But still wanted to ask this question to you overclockers here.

Lastly, I watched Optimum Tech's 1080 Ti used GPU video yesterday and the RX 5700 RT looked quite promising. With an average 5-20 FPS lower than the 2080 in all of the games tested at 1440p.

In the video the 2080 were around 330W power consumtion and the 5700 RT were at roughly 272W. I have the Dan Case A4 SFX, which is basically the most compact case on the market at the moment and hence heat is an important factor to consider here.

My question is this; should I go for the cheaper base model 2080 or perhaps wait for an 5700 RT GPU, which hopefully one of the manufacturers will make one that is as colour neutral as the Gigabyte 2080 Windforce is?

Now as far as I'm aware, "true" G-Sync has gone a bit dead, due to the new Freesync and Nvidia now approving monitors to be compatible of G-Sync standards, I'm also wondering which would be the best fit for the LG 27" UltraGear 27GL850 monitor. Or if there isn't a difference at all.

Hope this wasn't too much text or so, but wanted to get my thoughts down and as much info as possible for you guys to have. As knowing the basis of this thread for your opinions etc.


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Old 07-08-19, 08:17 PM
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Your not going to see a huge difference and once you have overclocked very little at all, it's easy enough to do just set the power limit and target temp and your be fine, the main thing I look for in a GPU that's aftermarket is the cooling.

I doubt your have any real issue even with the small case it's not like you want to push the card to the limit. As for the XT it would come close in some games but not all and me personally I'm waiting for the next batch of cards and even thou not many games fully support DXR/RTX at least your have it ready for Cyber Punk
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Old 07-08-19, 10:41 PM
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this'll be a short answer but I would bet good money that the non OC version will hit 1800 core.

I have an MSI gaming X trio 2080 which is one of the "pre overclocked" ones and occasionally hit over 2000Mhz.

Great thing about gpu boost is temps and all being well your GPU will do the work for you
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