Are these core/memory clock fluctuations normal during gaming?

amarante

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Ok, this might be a weird question but I had MSI Afterburner running in the background while playing a game of League of Legends and while playing I checked the core and memory clock and saw the result below. Is it normal for the core and memory clocks to fluctuate like that during gaming, I mean, so rapidly?

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wiggbot

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Short answer: probably. You aren't exactly stressing your card with that game. This isn't a benchmark where you'd see your clocks maxed. Then again, we can't see what you had for temperatures...
 

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I think you're probably fine. Try firing up Unigine Heaven with all the settings cranked. That oughta max your clock speeds! :D

The reason the clock is jumping up and down is because the card most likely doesn't have to operate full bore.
 

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Ok, thanks for clarifying that!