NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition Pumps LN2 Overclock To Ridiculous 3GHz
Just a week ago, Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido was turning heads with a massive overclock on an EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founder Edition. K|NGP|N was able to take the newly released graphics card to a stunning 2.5GHz using liquid nitrogen. Even the onboard GDDR5X memory received some well-deserved attention, overclocking to 12.5Gbps.
To put those numbers in perspective, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has a base clock of 1480MHz and boosts to 1582MHz, while the card’s memory has a stock speed of 11Gbps.
Now K|NGP|N is back at it again, using liquid nitrogen to eek another 500MHz out of the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founder Edition, taking it past 3GHz. EVGA confirmed the feat in a Facebook posting, showing the GPU clock at 3024.5MHz. The memory clock didn’t quite meet the lofty mark set by his previous overclock, but this is still an impressive showing for NVIDIA’s Pascal-based top gaming card.
One other thing to note is that the 3024MHz GPU overclock also sets a frequency record, displacing the previous record holder: a GALAX GeForce GTX 1060 HOF that hit 3012MHz using liquid nitrogen.
These numbers of course our overclock to shame. Our very own Marco Chiappetta was “only” able to coax 1,999MHz out of our GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review sample, while boosting memory speeds to 11.3Gbps. However, Marco was only using air cooling which makes the overclocking results we were able to obtain even more impressive.
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is currently available for $699, but you’ll have to look hard to find them in stock. The cards have been popping in and out of stock since launch, while most stores have simply exhausted their supplies with no notice of when their shelves will be refilled. We hope that NVIDIA can ramp production to meet demand, because the high price tag doesn’t appear to be scaring off hardcore gamers. However, if your gaming needs aren’t as high-strung, you can always pick up the GeForce GTX 1080, which now has an MSRP of $499 (or lower depending on where you look).