Solved

MSI GTX 960 2GDT5 OC 2GB overclocking

Hello,i have this gpu paired with an i7 6700 and 8gb ddr4 2133mhz,i never really bothered with overclocking my gpu's so i would like to try and i have a couple questions:

1.What increments are too small/useless on the core clock,10MHz,20MHz?
2.Should i be focusing on the memory or core clock if i want better fps on a higher resolution but with no anti aliasing and all details on low?
3.Is voltage even touched with GPU overclocks?

These are my card clocks out of the box :

My PSU is Fractal Edison M 650W Gold
9 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about msi gtx 960 2gdt5 2gb overclocking
  1. Here is a great guide on how to overclock your graphics card:
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/faq/id-2749337/safe-gpu-overclocking-guide-2016.html
    The process can be very tedious and time consuming so make sure you have some spare hours before you start.
  2. The 960's can go pretty high. You can save some time by going right for 1392. If that works, go up in increments of 13, since each clock bin is 13MHz. An average 960 will end up very close to 1500. Don't touch the memory until you've maxed out the core.
  3. scuzzycard said:
    The 960's can go pretty high. You can save some time by going right for 1392. If that works, go up in increments of 13, since each clock bin is 13MHz. An average 960 will end up very close to 1500. Don't touch the memory until you've maxed out the core.


    i ran unigine valley before i even tried to overclock and the core was at 1433MHz
  4. Your card probably has a high ASIC + factory overclock - good for you! I guess you should start at 1433 then :)
  5. scuzzycard said:
    Your card probably has a high ASIC + factory overclock - good for you! I guess you should start at 1433 then :)


    gpu-z says 69.8% ASIC quality
  6. Best answer
    runnaky said:
    scuzzycard said:
    Your card probably has a high ASIC + factory overclock - good for you! I guess you should start at 1433 then :)


    gpu-z says 69.8% ASIC quality


    That's about average - I would just chalk your high default speed up to the factory OC then. I have a 960 with 72.0% and it got to 1519 stable, so you should end up somewhere in that neighborhood. Good luck
  7. scuzzycard said:
    runnaky said:
    scuzzycard said:
    Your card probably has a high ASIC + factory overclock - good for you! I guess you should start at 1433 then :)


    gpu-z says 69.8% ASIC quality


    That's about average - I would just chalk your high default speed up to the factory OC then. I have a 960 with 72.0% and it got to 1519 stable, so you should end up somewhere in that neighborhood. Good luck


    I am a bit confused tho,during Unigine Valley testing with my overclocks for now during the benchmark it said that my core clock is at 1603 and GPUZ max reading during that test was 1501.3 MHz...


    edit:i think unigine is a bit faulty all the other programs are showing 1501
  8. scuzzycard said:
    runnaky said:
    scuzzycard said:
    Your card probably has a high ASIC + factory overclock - good for you! I guess you should start at 1433 then :)


    gpu-z says 69.8% ASIC quality


    That's about average - I would just chalk your high default speed up to the factory OC then. I have a 960 with 72.0% and it got to 1519 stable, so you should end up somewhere in that neighborhood. Good luck


    I managed to get 1506.9 ,what did you get your memory clock to?
  9. 4140 (8280MT/sec). My card was a factory freak on the memory :)
Ask a new question

Read More

Overclocking GPUs MSI-Microstar