For the first time, I spent the afternoon overclocking my GPU and CPU to edge out another slice of performance for gaming. I have actually never been into the world of overclocking before today!
Here is a link of my starting 3DMark benchmark (6404) and my most recent passing benchmark (6826), which 3DMark still says is well under the average of 8386 for my hardware.
For my MSI GeForce 2070 graphics card, I used MSI Afterburner + MSI OC Scanner to create an automated profile. It set the following values:
|Core Voltage (%)||+0|
|Core Clock (MHz)||Curve|
|Memory Clock (MHz)||+200|
|Fan Power Limit (%)||100|
|Fan Temp Limit (C)||81|
For the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU, I used AMD Ryzen Master for overclocking. This took a lot of trial and error as I started too high and during the benchmarks, my screens would go black and I would lose all peripherals. I had to keep lowering Core Speed and Voltage until it finally was able to pass benchmarks without a system crash. I was able to overclock to 3.900 GHz @ 1.275 V!
My current PC build is as follows. I have had the Case since 2013 and in 2018 I went through a major overhaul swapping out the motherboard, CPU, Memory, Video Card and a new SSD. I’ve been debating an upgrade to either 32GB of RAM or maybe upgrading my processor but I think I will take this new overclocked machine for a spin!