[SOLVED] Is my RTX 2070 running to fast at 2040MHz instead of 1770MHz

GKandRiven

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I just bought a Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2070 8GB (not Xtreme) video card and the screen overlay output in games using MSI Afterburner dont match the cards specifications. My main concern is the card is running at 2040MHz instead of its true specs of 1770MHz, I have not applied any overclock so Afterburner is running at stock, here is my rigs components:

CPU - i7 4930K 6 core 3.40GHz turbo of 3.90GHz not overclocked
Motherboard - Asus Rampage 4 Black Edition
GPU - Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2070 8GB Base 1410MHz Boost 1770MHz GDDR6 14000MHz
SSD - Samsung 860 Pro SATA 6GB/s
Monitor - Dell U3014 60Hz
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Corsair Vengance 32GB DDR3 1866MHz
Corsair AX1200i PSU

I aslo see that the GPUs memory clock is only running at 7001MHz but its true value is 14000MHz - is all this normal or have I not setup this card correctly?



 

cdrkf

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I just bought a Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2070 8GB (not Xtreme) video card and the screen overlay output in games using MSI Afterburner dont match the cards specifications. My main concern is the card is running at 2040MHz instead of its true specs of 1770MHz, I have not applied any overclock so Afterburner is running at stock, here is my rigs components:

CPU - i7 4930K 6 core 3.40GHz turbo of 3.90GHz not overclocked
Motherboard - Asus Rampage 4 Black Edition
GPU - Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2070 8GB Base 1410MHz Boost 1770MHz GDDR6 14000MHz
SSD - Samsung 860 Pro SATA 6GB/s
Monitor - Dell U3014 60Hz
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Corsair Vengance 32GB DDR3 1866MHz
Corsair AX1200i PSU

I aslo see that the GPUs memory clock is only running at 7001MHz but its true value is 14000MHz - is all this normal or have I not setup this card correctly?



This is normal- current nVidia gpu's boost their speed based on cooling and power usage, so usually run faster than the speed stated on the box- that is the guaranteed minimum speed rather than the absolute limit.

With regards to memory- that is also correct... 'DDR' means 'Double Data Rate', so the effective speed of the memory is twice it's clock frequency. You'll note that usually on the box and in specifications the speed is rated in 'MBPS' (mega bits per second), which is the amount of data that can be moved through the ram per second, rather than the raw clock speed (which is what the Mhz value refers to).
 

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