RTX 3080 overclock using MSI Afterburner

ChrisUlrich

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My RTX 3080 seems to be underperforming based on UserBenchmark.

I have it set to +66 and +600 on MSI Afterburner.

I'd like to hear what people are getting at while keeping it stable.

My 5800X has a mild overclock using Ryzen Master. But it doesn't seem to do anything. It never hits the 4950mhz speeds it claims it should do.
 

Dan_D

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Well there's your problem. User benchmark is about the most flawed and unreliable source of information you could have referenced. Run something like 3DMark 10 (TimeSpy) and tell me what your GPU score is. As for your 5800X's clock speeds, those are boost clocks, not fixed clocks. They rarely hit their advertised boost clocks and do not sustain it for long. They will also only ever achieve those clocks on 1 or 2 cores and never under heavily multi-threaded workloads. This would include games if we are talking about something using the Frostbite engine or Cyberpunk 2077.
 

ChrisUlrich

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Well there's your problem. User benchmark is about the most flawed and unreliable source of information you could have referenced. Run something like 3DMark 10 (TimeSpy) and tell me what your GPU score is. As for your 5800X's clock speeds, those are boost clocks, not fixed clocks. They rarely hit their advertised boost clocks and do not sustain it for long. They will also only ever achieve those clocks on 1 or 2 cores and never under heavily multi-threaded workloads. This would include games if we are talking about something using the Frostbite engine or Cyberpunk 2077.
Oh. haha Well, I didn't know that! Thank you!

I scored a 15,960 GPU score
10,8xx CPU score on 3DMark Fire Strike.

Probably should have mentioned this in the original post... whoops.
 

Dan_D

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Oh. haha Well, I didn't know that! Thank you!

I scored a 15,960 GPU score
10,8xx CPU score on 3DMark Fire Strike.

Probably should have mentioned this in the original post... whoops.

I'm not sure what you should be getting in those which is why I mentioned 3DMark 10 TimeSpy.
 

ChrisUlrich

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I adjusted my 3080's fan curve to be much more aggressive. That alone raised my score from a 15,956 to a 16,152. GPU score went to 17,820. CPU score even went up to 10,555!!

15,956 - 16,152 total score
17,589 - 17,820 graphics score
10,456 - 10,555 CPU score

I just gotta figure out how to properly overclock my 5800X now.
 

ChrisUlrich

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That curve is so fn confusing... geezus.

But it seems that you save on creating heat which stops the card from throttling back clock speeds?
 

chameleoneel

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for your CPU, check techpowerup's review. They post a graph which shows the boost clocks they achieved Vs. The amount of threads being loaded.
 
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