Is it possible to overclock the GTX 1070 on the 15R3?

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  1. kyussmanchu

    kyussmanchu Notebook Consultant

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    Trying to see how many frames I can squeeze outta the card in Destiny 2...yes, I know, destiny sucks. Blah blah blah...I get it.

    If it is possible to OV the 1070, what would be the numbers that keep it stable without crashing everything?

    Any gurus on here that would know?

    Thanks
     
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    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    AFAIK all pascal cards are unlocked. Perhaps shoot for thermal control primarily? I'd suggest keeping the card as cool as possible since Pascal tends to be extremely sensitive to thermals.
     
  3. Danishblunt

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    To OV a pascal MXM card and desktop card you already need to use a programmer and rewrite your BIOS with a hex editor etc, which already is hard enough for most users. I think OV a GTX 1070 BGA is impossible, even if you rewrite the vBIOS with a programmer I doubt the mainboard would allow higher voltage, so you're stuck with what you got there mate.
     
  4. Maineiac12

    Maineiac12 Notebook Evangelist

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    You'd can overclock the 1070 but you need a 3rd party application like MSI afterburner or EVGA Precision to do the job.

    You'll have to play around with the sliders a little to see what is stable but it is doable for sure.
     
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    It's not impossible. These cards come unlocked so if you use MSI Afterburner or similar software to overclock it can be done. These aren't like desktops so I don't think you'd get more than a 10% increase but it's still something I suppose.
     
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    they are NOT unlocked, not in the slightest, it's the opposite. You can't change the TDP nor can you change the voltage or anything. The only thing you can do is add a couple of more MHZ to the mem and core clock. He doesn't want to OC it, he wants to OV and get a higher TDP it so that he can do a proper overclock.
     
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    kyussmanchu Notebook Consultant

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    Actually I want to OC...my bad. it was a typo...damn C qand V being so close together!!!
    I thank you just the same for taking the time to reply.
     
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    You can overclock it with afterburner, but your FPS gains will be very small. You'll get gains in some older stuff, but in newer stuff, you're going to run into power limit problems, which will cause your FPS gains to be lower than what you would think you would be getting. You would have to buy a HW programmer and TDP unlock the cards (with the pascal bios editor linked in the Clevo section) to a higher TDP (like the desktop range 151W-170W), which will give you greater benefits.
     
  9. Danishblunt

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    Well you can download MSI Afterburner and see how much you get out of it then, I doubt it will be a lot tho.
     
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    Drinky Notebook Consultant

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    Chiming in here with the 13R3 and GTX1060. You can get a pretty decent OC out of these cards. I went +160Mhz on the core and +250Mhz on the memory (can handle more) without any rise in temps. Unfortunately there is no voltage control.
     
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