Nvidia’s RTX 4080 is now the focus of overclockers, with the GPU achieving insanely fast clock speeds (after you may recall having achieved the massive overclock that the RTX 4090 has achieved).
Tom’s Hardware (opens in a new tab) discovered that the Galax OC team used the company’s own RTX 4080 SG 1-Click OC graphics card (SG stands for ‘Serious Gamer’) and managed to boost the speed up to 3,615 GHz to hit the record. The new record is the fastest 4080 we’ve ever seen.
That’s 1GHz higher than the factory default boost for the SG, which is 2.565GHz, by the way, with 1-click overclock, graphics card named after notching up to 2.58 GHz to give you an idea of a more typical light overclock.
Another new record has been unlocked🥳! The OC team managed to push the clock speed of the GeForce RTX™ 4080 16GB SG 1-Click OC up to 3615MHz, surpassing the original 1-Click OC clock by 40%⚡! #GALAX #PC #GeForceRTX4080SG #GeForceRTX40series #Overclock pic.twitter.com/8IVBNG4d9hNovember 29, 2022
As observed by Galax, the 3,615GHz overclock is actually 40% faster than the 1-click overclock, and that’s an impressive achievement.
Sadly, no other information has been shared about the overclocking process, although we can safely assume it used liquid nitrogen cooling (or some weird method). strange), as these types of speeds cannot be achieved using any conventional cooler.
Analysis: A hugely impressive feat, but unlikely to move consumers
The RTX 4080 launched to grab attention from reviewers as well as gamers, due to its volatile overall value proposition – Nvidia has certainly pushed the price as hard as it can with this GPU. The reality is that for the price of the RTX 4080, in some cases, third-party custom boards cost almost as much as the RTX 4090 – the graphics card is significantly faster (and certainly an absurd situation).
So you might not want to hear about the RTX 4080 hitting record speeds, or don’t care much about it, and we know where you’re coming from. But it’s still interesting to see how far these Lovelace GPUs can be pushed when overclocked, with a lot of headroom available.
The The previous RTX 4090 achieved a boost speed of 3,825GHzbut keep in mind that this is the ‘HOF’ (Hall Of Fame) version of the Galax 4090, a board specifically designed to do well overclocking (basically, an expensive limited edition for high-end gamers. overclocking expert).
The RTX 4080 card used here is just a simple consumer-targeted Galax board, so to see it clocked in at just 200MHz compared to the seriously customized HOF version of the 4090 is really impressive . It turns out that the GPU has some strong overclocking capabilities, but that doesn’t convince the potential Buyers of RTX 4080 to take the plunge, mind you – instead, we think a discount might help do the trick there.
If Galax makes a HOF version of the RTX 4080, it will obviously be able to run a lot faster, but whether that will happen or not, who knows? While the HOF variants of the RTX 3080 and 2080 (Super) are manufactured by Galax, given the 4080’s situation and its current popularity – or lack thereof – we don’t foresee a variant that will. appear in the near future, let’s put it this way.
Honestly, the best recent news we’ve heard about the RTX 4080 is how the graphics card performs. teach speculators a well-deserved lesson.