HIS includes software (iTurbo) that allows you to overclock your card further either with the push of a button or more advanced settings. Since we usually use MSI Afterburner for overclocking we continued using it also for this card.
|Best core clock||1200 MHz (14% overclock over the already o/c-ed core clock|
|Best memory clock||6400 MHz (7% overclock)|
|3DMark 2013 Firestrike Extreme||4187 (10% overclock)|
Remember that there is no guarantee that all cards can overclock this far. The beauty with a factory overclocked card is that at least you know it will run at 1050 MHz without any problems.
Temperatures and Noise
One of the features of the IceQ X2-cooler is to keep the card cool even at the most demanding games. We ran both 3Dmark 2013 Firestrike Extreme as well as Metro:Last Light and measured the temperature of the GPU with MSI Afterburner.
|3DMark 2013 Firestrike Extreme||59C||30 %|
|Metro:Last Light||62C||32 %|
What is impressive is that the fan never spins up more than around 30% even when we put the GPU under heavy load. We could not hear the fan over the rest of the system below 40% fan speed.