NVIDIA’s Maxwell has proven to be quite the performance beast with results already reported of 2050MHz core clock speeds being run through the 3DMark FireStrike testing platform.
Last Friday NVIDIA released their new Maxwell architecture cards, the GTX980 and GTX970. Boasting higher performance results, lower power consumption and a vast range of overclocking options, NVIDIA’s new champion products certainly had something to prove. As expected, the new Maxwell chip has already proven itself in the overclockers field with reports of a 1.35GHz core speed being available through overclocking on air cooling alone – we were excited to see what can be done with a little extra assistance.
NVIDIA claimed before release that the 2GHz core frequency record could be achieved, with overclockers being able to reach this milestone the same day as the cards release. Not only was a record broken for core speeds, but the 3DMark FireStrike points record was also smashed.
As mentioned above, the new Maxwell chip GTX980 was used to break this record, capping at a core frequency of 2050MHz, a memory frequency of 2103MHz and supported by a Core Xeon E5-1660 CPU v3.8 16 threads CPU- running at 5.260GHz. The 3DMark FireStrike score was clocked at 19,040 points with a score of 9,191 points in the ‘extreme scenes’.
We’ve been told that the 2050MHz reading is not the end for the Maxwells overclocking capabilities – we’ll report on any furter advancements in this overclocking journey.