When NVIDIA unveiled its GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to the world a couple of weeks ago, it gave us the big promise of the card being quite the overclocker. I found that to be the case, with excess of 2GHz being possible with the Founders Edition cooler, without touching the voltages. But that’s just novice overclocking – what happens when those who know what they’re doing get their hands on the card?
Well, we don’t have to wonder any longer. On its Instagram page, EVGA posted that its in-house star overclocker Vince k|ngp|n Lucido managed to breach the 3GHz mark, to land at 3024MHz. Here’s the picture proof:
To help put this into perspective, the base clock of the GTX 1080 Ti is 1480MHz, which means that k|ngp|n easily doubled that. Even if we take the boost clock into consideration, 3024MHz is 1442MHz better, or in other words, 91%. That’s downright incredible, liquid nitrogen or not.
It’s not clear just how stable this overclock was, but if I was a betting man, I’d say that it wasn’t stable at all, else we’d also have some benchmark result to show off. However, that’s not the point of these sorts of overclocks; the only point that matters is reaching the highest frequency, and k|ngp|n pulled that off here.
If you own a GTX 1080 Ti – especially the Founders Edition – and want a quick and dirty overclock, I’d recommend checking for our overclocked settings here, and see how those fare. If you want to fiddle with voltages, you can surely achieve a greater overclock than I did, and the same could be said if you’re simply running a card with a better cooling solution. Either way, whether you want to go big or keep things modest, the 1080 Ti won’t fight you too hard.