So now it’s time to see how far we can push this card before it gives out on us. Using the EVGA Precision utility I tried to push this card to the limit all while trying not to kill it if you know what I mean.
I also employed the use of the trusty Aliens Vs. Predator Benchmark because it is DX 11 capable and it can really push a video card. As you can see from the results I obtained I was able to overclock the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SC to 950 MHz on the core, 1900 MHz on the shaders, and 1175 MHz on the GDDR5 memory. All of this and we didn’t even have to tweak the voltage or anything like that.
I ran the Aliens vs. Predator Benchmark to see what the difference would be with an overclock that was right at the 950 MHz mark. As you can see, there was a noticeable 4 FPS difference from its stock setting of 851 MHz for a total of a 100 MHz overclock.
In order to test the stability of my overclock I ran the Aliens Vs. Predator Benchmark constantly for over an hour because I wanted to be very sure it was stable, and guess what? It was.