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Question Known safe 3080 Founders Edition overclock numbers?

King Mustard

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Within MSI Afterburner, I have Power Limit set to max (115%) and Temp. Limit set to max (90C).

I've tried +50 MHz on the Core Clock and 150 MHz on the Memory Clock without issue, so I'm assuming I can go further.

I know every card is different but I am just checking if there are values that all of the FEs can do.
 

Mopetar

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Within MSI Afterburner, I have Power Limit set to max (115%) and Temp. Limit set to max (90C).

I've tried +50 MHz on the Core Clock and 150 MHz on the Memory Clock without issue, so I'm assuming I can go further.

I know every card is different but I am just checking if there are values that all of the FEs can do.
The only thing an FE card is guaranteed for is the specs it shipped with. Most cards run better than the low bar for the bin, but Nvidia didn't sandbag much at all so there are probably a few cards in the wild that barely crawl past stock settings.

You can probably go further, but you might also be better served with an undervolt so that the card can boost better and for longer.
 

Leeea

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Right now the rumor mill is saying you need to underclock / reduce the power.

Jays2cents was recommending dropping the power threshold to 90%.

Gigabyte cards especially seem to be having issues, but it is not limited to Gigabyte cards.

Apparently it is not just New World bricking them out.
 
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CP5670

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Yes undervolting works better than overclocking, since the power limit is always the bottleneck. I get 1700-1900 on a reference model 3090 depending on the game, and the better cards can hit 2000. Th memory oc doesn't improve gaming performance much (can even reduce it) and is not worth it.
 

Bouowmx

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Open the V/F curve editor, cap the frequency to 1900-2000 MHz, voltage 850-950 mV. Do not raise the temp limit.1633304841413.png
 

Stuka87

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The 3080/Ti/90 are all pushed right to their limit. As noted above, undervolting will allow it to potentially clock faster. But cards are still self destructing at the stock power limits. I would avoid an OC as much as possible.
 

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