In case you forgot, the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC 4GB graphics card is already factory overclocked up to 1279 MHz base with a boost clock of 1342MHz and the 4GB of GDDR5 memory is clocked at 1753MHz (7012 MHz effective). By using the EVGA Precision X utility to overclock the core of the GPU by 100MHz and memory by 300MHz we were running at 1379 MHz base clock (1442MHz boost) and the memory was at 2053MHz (8212 MHz effective).
This overclock meant that we were running at 1567.8 MHz at times thanks to NVIDIA Boost 2.0 on the core, which is one of the highest clocks we have gotten for the GM206 ‘Maxwell’ GPU on any GeForce GTX 950 or GeForce GTX 960 video card!
EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC 4GB Stock:
EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC 4GB Overclocked:
By overclocking the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC 4GB video card we were able to take the stock score of 7045 and raise it up to 7800. This is a 755 point increase in our overall 3DMark score, which represents a performance gain of 10.7 percent. Not a bad little performance gain that didn’t cost us anything and was done without altering the GPU voltages.
In Battlefield 4 the overclock got us a 13.4% performance increase, so we actually saw a bigger gain in a real world game title rather than a synthetic benchmark!