GPU Boost 3.0 on GTX 1050 Ti FTW 4GB

Hey all. I recently picked up an EVGA GTX 1050 Ti FTW 4GB card for my secondary/portable gaming rig.

I learned about GPU Boost 3.0 and how it allows your core clock to boost to the card's max speed during high usage scenarios. For example, my card boosts into the 1900Mhz range when running Time Spy as well as playing the games I usually do.

If I adjust my Core Clock/Memory offset in Afterburner, will it affect that top end range that the card will boost to? Does increasing those offsets by the usual amount (75-120Mhz) result in the "boost ceiling" going up by that amount?

I have also heard that adjusting the fan's max speed limit and allowing the card to run up to a warmer temp will naturally raise that "boost ceiling". If I want to get more a bit more performance out of my card, do I adjust the typical core clock/memory speed, or go for the cooling limitations first and let Boost 3.0 do it's magic?
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  1. Ahodson39 said:
    Hey all. I recently picked up an EVGA GTX 1050 Ti FTW 4GB card for my secondary/portable gaming rig.

    I learned about GPU Boost 3.0 and how it allows your core clock to boost to the card's max speed during high usage scenarios. For example, my card boosts into the 1900Mhz range when running Time Spy as well as playing the games I usually do.

    If I adjust my Core Clock/Memory offset in Afterburner, will it affect that top end range that the card will boost to? Does increasing those offsets by the usual amount (75-120Mhz) result in the "boost ceiling" going up by that amount?

    I have also heard that adjusting the fan's max speed limit and allowing the card to run up to a warmer temp will naturally raise that "boost ceiling". If I want to get more a bit more performance out of my card, do I adjust the typical core clock/memory speed, or go for the cooling limitations first and let Boost 3.0 do it's magic?


    Not sure who told you "warmer is better", but they couldn't be more wrong. On Pascal, core temps are everything. Keeping them as cool as humanly possible will allow them to boost higher, and perform better once they get there. Boost 3.0 constantly changes voltage and frequency to keep the card operating in optimum conditions. That means cooler. So as temps increase, it will decrease clock speed and voltage to keep the card as cool as possible.

    Yes, setting an offset, will add to the boost clock.
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  2. Vellinious said:
    Ahodson39 said:
    Hey all. I recently picked up an EVGA GTX 1050 Ti FTW 4GB card for my secondary/portable gaming rig.

    I learned about GPU Boost 3.0 and how it allows your core clock to boost to the card's max speed during high usage scenarios. For example, my card boosts into the 1900Mhz range when running Time Spy as well as playing the games I usually do.

    If I adjust my Core Clock/Memory offset in Afterburner, will it affect that top end range that the card will boost to? Does increasing those offsets by the usual amount (75-120Mhz) result in the "boost ceiling" going up by that amount?

    I have also heard that adjusting the fan's max speed limit and allowing the card to run up to a warmer temp will naturally raise that "boost ceiling". If I want to get more a bit more performance out of my card, do I adjust the typical core clock/memory speed, or go for the cooling limitations first and let Boost 3.0 do it's magic?


    Not sure who told you "warmer is better", but they couldn't be more wrong. On Pascal, core temps are everything. Keeping them as cool as humanly possible will allow them to boost higher, and perform better once they get there. Boost 3.0 constantly changes voltage and frequency to keep the card operating in optimum conditions. That means cooler. So as temps increase, it will decrease clock speed and voltage to keep the card as cool as possible.

    Yes, setting an offset, will add to the boost clock.


    Thanks for replying. I don't think I worded it correctly, I understand heat is not good for performance on any PC component! I meant to ask whether setting the temp limit/threshold higher would help, in keeping it from throttling itself at a lower temperature.

    From the sound of it, keeping everything as cool as possible will allow the card to boost higher. But from what I've seen it still hits a hard cap even though the card is running pretty cold. It sound like that cap goes up if you set a core offset?
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  3. Ahodson39 said:
    Vellinious said:
    Ahodson39 said:
    Hey all. I recently picked up an EVGA GTX 1050 Ti FTW 4GB card for my secondary/portable gaming rig.

    I learned about GPU Boost 3.0 and how it allows your core clock to boost to the card's max speed during high usage scenarios. For example, my card boosts into the 1900Mhz range when running Time Spy as well as playing the games I usually do.

    If I adjust my Core Clock/Memory offset in Afterburner, will it affect that top end range that the card will boost to? Does increasing those offsets by the usual amount (75-120Mhz) result in the "boost ceiling" going up by that amount?

    I have also heard that adjusting the fan's max speed limit and allowing the card to run up to a warmer temp will naturally raise that "boost ceiling". If I want to get more a bit more performance out of my card, do I adjust the typical core clock/memory speed, or go for the cooling limitations first and let Boost 3.0 do it's magic?


    Not sure who told you "warmer is better", but they couldn't be more wrong. On Pascal, core temps are everything. Keeping them as cool as humanly possible will allow them to boost higher, and perform better once they get there. Boost 3.0 constantly changes voltage and frequency to keep the card operating in optimum conditions. That means cooler. So as temps increase, it will decrease clock speed and voltage to keep the card as cool as possible.

    Yes, setting an offset, will add to the boost clock.


    Thanks for replying. I don't think I worded it correctly, I understand heat is not good for performance on any PC component! I meant to ask whether setting the temp limit/threshold higher would help, in keeping it from throttling itself at a lower temperature.

    From the sound of it, keeping everything as cool as possible will allow the card to boost higher. But from what I've seen it still hits a hard cap even though the card is running pretty cold. It sound like that cap goes up if you set a core offset?


    No. Increasing the power limit may increase the clock it's able to boost to, just as moving the voltage slider up.

    Boost 3.0 makes corrections to clock and voltage at all temps. Not just when it gets hot enough to throttle. Increasing the "operating maximum" will do nothing.

    If you're not running a chilled loop, you're not running cold.
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