The GTX 1070 is one of the most powerful graphics cards on the market. It’s also one of the most expensive. But what if you could get even more performance out of it? That’s where overclocking comes in. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to overclock your GTX 1070 using MSI Afterburner Let’s get started.
How To Overclock GTX 1070 With MSI Afterburner
If you’re reading this article, we assume you know what overclocking is and why it can result in better performance. If not, here’s a quick explanation: Overclocking involves increasing your graphics card’s clock speed. Increasing the GPU clock results in higher frame rates and more FPS (frames per second) in the games you play.
Here are the steps you’ll need to follow to overclock your GTX 1070 with MSI Afterburner. Keep in mind this is only possible on selected models of NVIDIA cards.
We have indicated which types of cards can be overclocked. For each step, we’ve included a video that demonstrates it is completed. If you’re looking to overclock your GPU, these are the models that can be overclocked with MSI Afterburner.
Step 1 – Install MSI Afterburner
The first step is to install MSI Afterburner software. This is what will allow you to adjust the clock speed of your graphics card.
Step 2 – Adjust settings in MSI Afterburner
Once you have the software installed, open it up. We want to adjust some basic settings before overclocking our GPU. The first thing we need to do is raise the Power Limit.
This basically means that your graphics card is allowed to draw more power. We’re increasing it by 20%. Next, we are going to increase the core clock speed on our GPU. For my specific card, that means increasing it from 1683MHz (stock speeds) up to 2126MHz (stock speeds + 160MHz).
Step 3 – Test clock speeds
Now that you’ve adjusted your core clock speed, it’s time to test those new speeds. First, ensure that everything is saved by clicking the “SAVE” icon. Then, click on APPLY. This will restart your PC and run your new clock speed settings.
After your PC restarts, it’s time to test Head over to MSI Afterburner and check the core clock speed under GPU. You should see that it is running at 2126MHz. If you’re happy with the results, keep going. If not, you may need to adjust your voltage or fan speed.
New settings – After restarting my PC and testing the overclocked clock speeds we decided they were too high to be stable 24/7. So, we decreased the core clock back down to stock speeds (+160MHz). Before deciding how high you want to go, we recommend testing the clock speeds for at least 20 minutes.
Step 4 – Install custom fan curve
Now it is time to install your custom fan curve. First, select your graphics card under GPU. Then, click on the FAN tab. You’ll need to create a custom fan profile.
You can do this by increasing the speed incrementally until you find one that is stable. You don’t want your card running too hot, so keep an eye on the temperature. I recommend starting at 10% and working your way up slowly over time to 40%.
Step 5 – Create a custom overclocking profile
Now that we’ve adjusted our GPU’s settings and installed a custom fan curve, we need to create a custom overclocking profile. This will save our current GPU clock speeds so that we can quickly load them in the future.
First, right-click on MY OVERCLOCKING PROFILE and select ADD. Later, you’ll be able to load this profile by clicking on it. The next step is to give your overclocking profile a name and click ADD again.
Step 6 – Adjust power limit
Finally, we need to adjust the power limit of our overclocked GPU. If you’ve adjusted your stock voltage as shown in Step 2, simply enter those numbers here.
If not, there are a few more things you can try. First, increase the voltage by 10% and test clock speeds for 20 minutes. If you’re still getting crashes, try increasing voltage by another 10%.
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That’s it! We hope this article helped you learn How To Overclock GTX 1070 With MSI Afterburner. You should now be able to enjoy a more stable overclock on your graphics card. Let me know if this helped or if you have any questions in the comments below.