Overclock hardly affected performance?

Hi all. I recently overclocked my GTX 1070 mobile to +197 Core clock and +342 memory clock with MSI Afterburner and have hardly noticed any increase in gaming performance. Testing with GTA V and it seems fps may have increased by just 2. CPU is also overclocked to 4.0ghz (i7-6820hk).

Could I be doing something wrong?


Also, I didn't increase voltage or power limit as the options are greyed out (despite enabling them in the settings).

Thanks
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  1. Laptops have practically zero thermal headroom so no matter what you set the speed to as soon as you put the system under load it will throttle (think 82-ish is the limit).

    You can use msi afterburner to watch all your temps to see where you're at.
  2. Theodoric_1 said:
    Hi all. I recently overclocked my GTX 1070 mobile to +197 Core clock and +342 memory clock with MSI Afterburner and have hardly noticed any increase in gaming performance. Testing with GTA V and it seems fps may have increased by just 2. CPU is also overclocked to 4.0ghz (i7-6820hk).

    Could I be doing something wrong?


    Also, I didn't increase voltage or power limit as the options are greyed out (despite enabling them in the settings).

    Thanks


    Start with simple things. First thing i would do is to play other games to test. Use a gpu benchmark that will show fps or score, only to see that u did overclock right.
  3. J_E_D_70 said:
    Laptops have practically zero thermal headroom so no matter what you set the speed to as soon as you put the system under load it will throttle (think 82-ish is the limit).

    You can use msi afterburner to watch all your temps to see where you're at.


    I didnt notice its a laptop we talking about, 99,9% sure this guy is right. check your temperatures.
  4. Temps never went above 76 C. Fan is on 85%.

    Edit: Tested in Unigine Heaven. 87.3 avg fps normal and 93.3 overclocked.
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