NVIDIA Scanner showed that our EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra had about 104 MHz of headroom on the GPU. This one-click overclocking tool makes overclocking easy and this is a great starting point to dialing in an overclock for your unique graphics card.
EVGA Precision X1 with NVIDIA Scanner showed that we should be able to hit around +104 MHz on the core clock. We ended up manually overclock the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra to +130 MHz, increased the memory to +750 and put the voltage to +30. We were boosting up to 2.1 GHz on the Turing GPU core clock with full stability on these settings. With this overclock we were able to go from 10,073 on our 3DMark Time Spy overall score to 10,697. This is a 6.2% improvement in our performance for this particular workload.
When we ran a few games with this overclock and noticed that we were seeing up to a 7.8% improvement when gaming on a 4K display with this overclock on game titles like Rainbow Six Siege. The higher clock speeds and slight voltage increased pushed the power draw of the system up to 361 Watts, so we are using roughly 30 more Watts when gaming with this overclock.
Let’s wrap this review up!