Retina MBP BootCamp Overclocking Results and Gaming Benchmarks

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  1. asdad123

    asdad123 Notebook Evangelist

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    Im copying this over from my Macrumors thread just incase some people on this forum are interested and don't check over there.

    All I can say is WOW. The GT650m in the Retina Macbook Pro is already clocked higher than a normal GT650 at 900Core/1254Memory.

    With the stock clocks I was able to achieve a score of 2252 on 3dMark11 which is about average for this card and the 3720qm (2.6ghz) proc. The temps at stock clocks ranged from 99-105C for the CPU and 77C for the GPU. Even though the temps for the CPU seem high, the laptop only gets a bit warm to the touch. Very impressed.

    I wanted to see how far I can push the GPU and installed MSi afterburner. I thought that I would get about a 10% increase, and oh boy was I surprised. I spent over four hours increasing clocks a little bit at a time to make sure I had no artifacts and that temps stayed stable. By the end of my testing, I reached a software limitation, not a hardware limitation on the core clock. MSI afterburner only lets me increase the core clock by 135 and 1000 on the memory clock.

    I had no artifacts from increasing the core clock and only received artifacts when going to 1000 on the memory increase. 950 was perfectly fine and no artifacts. Im sure if I figure out how to pass the software limitation of MSI afterburner, the GPU can handle higher than the 135 increase for the core clock.

    My final stable overclock was 1035/1729, up from the original of 900/1254. One would think temps would go up alot with this type of overclock, but mine only went up by 1C to a max of 78C for the GPU.

    With this overclock, I was able to achieve a 3dmark11 score of 2860. This is nearly a 27% increase over the previous score and higher than a stock GTX660m. I couldnt believe how far this card can be pushed.

    http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q509/jakubp12/1035core1729mem.jpg

    If anyone has info on how to increase the core clock further than the MSI max, Id be willing to OC more (I already tried turning on unoffical overclocking) :)

    edit: Here are some gaming benchmarks at 2880x1800 (apart from FFXIV which is at 1920x1080)

    LP2 DX11 2880x1800 ALL HIGH
    Stock - 16.9 FPS
    OC - 21.1 FPS

    FFXIV High (1920x1080)
    Stock- 1894
    OC - 2131

    Resident Evil 5 2880x1800 ALL HIGH
    Stock - 29.8 FPS
    OC - 32.8 FPS

    MAFIA 2 2880x1800 ALL HIGH
    Stock - 9.1 FPS (lol)
    OC - 10.6 FPS (still lol)

    Crysis 2 oaMan Benchmark
    Gamer Settings 2880x1800
    Stock - 19.608 FPS
    OC - 23.256 FPS

    Gamer Settings 1920x1200
    Stock - 46.512 FPS
    OC - 52.632 FPS

    Hardcore Settings 1920x1200
    Stock - 25.974 FPS
    OC- 28.986 FPS

    Crysis Warhead FRAMEBUFFER Benchmarking Tool
    Gamer Settings 1920x1200
    Stock - Framerate [ Min: 17.38 Max: 33.84 Avg: 26.11 ]
    OC - Framerate [ Min: 17.83 Max: 39.17 Avg: 28.39 ]

    OC AT 1200/1649

    Crysis 2
    Hardcore Settings 1920x1200
    32.258 FPS

    Gamer Settings 2880x1800
    24.691 FPS

    Crysis Warhead
    Framerate [ Min: 21.33 Max: 39.69 Avg: 30.70 ]

    3dmark11
    3248

    If you guys have any requests for benchmarks, Ill do my best to run them.
     
  2. joer80

    joer80 Notebook Evangelist

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    wow. I am impressed.
     
  3. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I wanna see if you can run afterburner and F@H or P95 together and see if the CPU can sustain turboboost while doing that
     
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    By p95 do you mean prime 95? just ran it while overclocked for about 20 minutes and according to throttlestop, the multiplier stayed around 30 the entire run.
     
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    Asdad123
    Can you run Prime95 and Furmark together and track the clock speeds using CPU-Z and GPU-Z and temperatures with HWmonitor?

    Thanks. I am considering a MBP+R for my next laptop but thermals and throttling are a serious concern for me.
     
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    Yeah, sorry for the confusion. It's prime95

    I'm still having a doubt about the Furmark+Prime95 stress. I want to see if the CPU and GPU (1035 core) can sustain the stress with CPU TurboBoost on.

    Also, you might want to use nVIDIA Inspector and click on "unlock max", that will give you a higher core clock offset compared to afterburner :)
     
  7. asdad123

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    WOWOWOW Thank you for that Program.

    Benching right now. Currently at 1100/1604 and I just hit 3046 on 3dMark11 which is GTX670m speed o_O.

    GPU Temp was only 79C, CPU temps hit 99-100C.
     
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    asdad123: Just curious. When you click on the Turbo Power Limits (TPL) button, are those values unlocked on your Mac? A lot of the PCs lock these values but I think some of the previous generation Apples left these open to adjustment using ThrottleStop. Post a screen shot of that window if you can.

    If you are not getting full CPU Turbo Boost when fully loaded you might be able to bump these values up a little but it looks like CPU temperature will be your ultimate limit. You are getting near the 105C throttling point.
     
  9. asdad123

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    Here you go:

    http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q509/jakubp12/tpl.jpg

    I had to download the 5.0 beta since under the 4.1 version, TPL was greyed out and not able to be clicked.
     
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    That's just crazy that card has unlimited overclocking capabilities lol :eek:
     
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