Are you looking for How To Overclock GTX 770 Settings With MSI Afterburner? Perhaps you’re looking for a way to overclock it and see the improved performance? In this blog post, we’ll show you how to do just that with MSI Afterburner.
You’ll notice that the GTX 770 has 2 GB of GDDR5 memory. That’s 1 GB more than the GTX 570, which had just 1 GB of dedicated graphics memory.
Like its older brother though, it still has only a 128-bit wide bus to this memory, giving it a total peak bandwidth of 224GB/s, which is lower than the GTX 570s 240 GB/s. The clock speeds of the GTX 770 are, however, much higher than those of its older brother thanks to GPU Boost 2.0.
How To Overclock GTX 770 Settings With MSI Afterburner
Now let’s take a look at how we can overclock this card with MSI Afterburner.
We’ll need to install this 3 things:
1) the latest version of MSI Afterburner
2) Unigine Heaven Benchmark
3) NVIDIA Inspector.
The first one will be used to overclock our graphics card, while the other two will help us make the changes we want by providing us with more information regarding the card’s clock speeds, hardware monitoring capabilities and some overclocking preset.
After you install all three applications, connect your graphics card to a free PCI-E slot with a 6+2 power connector from your power supply (if needed). Then install MSI Afterburner on your PC. It should be pretty straightforward as it comes with a simple installer.
When the installation is complete, right-click on its desktop shortcut and go to Properties. In the Run options window that pops up, check the box next to Run as administrator.
Then you want to download Unigine Heaven Benchmark from their website. After it’s installed, run it and follow these steps:
1) On the first screen, press “Benchmark”. This will run a benchmark on your graphics card.
2) After it’s finished, go to the File menu and choose Save Result (or just press ctrl+s). Save the file in an easy-to-find folder on your hard drive.
3) Open NVIDIA Inspector. It should be located in the Start menu or on your desktop. You can also find it by clicking “Start”, typing %appdata% and navigating to the NVIDIA Corporation folder.
4) Once you’ve got NVIDIA Inspector open, go to File > Import image into a graph, browse for the file we just saved with Heaven Benchmark and press “Open”.
5) Now you need to open MSI Afterburner. It should be located in the Start menu or on your desktop. You can also find it by clicking Start, typing %appdata% and navigating to the Program Files (x86)/MSI Afterburner folder. When you’ve got it open, go to the Monitoring tab.
6) Now we need to find out what’s the lowest stable clock speed we can set our GTX 770 with Afterburner. To do this we first need to scroll down in MSI Afterburner until we see GPU Clock as a header and underneath that word, there should be a number – that number represents the base clock speed.
7) Now click on the button next to GPU Clock – this will change what is displayed below it, so now you should scroll down until you see “Memory Clock” as a header and underneath that word, there should be another number – that number represents the memory clock speed.
8) Once you’ve found the base and memory clock speeds, you’ll need to do a little bit of math to find out what their overclocked versions will be.
In our case, we found that our GTX 770’s minimum base clock speed is 1059 MHz and its minimum memory clock speed is 1753 MHz. To find the overclocking values, simply take the base clock speed and add the memory clock speed to it. So in our case, 1059 MHz + 1753 MHz = 2812 MHz .
9) Go back to the Monitoring tab in MSI Afterburner. Underneath “GPU Clock”, you should now see something like (OC Mode) or (Non-OC Mode), this means that the card is now overclocked. In our case it’s overclocked at 2812 MHz, so we’ve set the lowest stable overclock from 1059 MHz to 2812 MHz.
10) You may have noticed that there are three tiny buttons next to “GPU Clock”, “Memory Clock” and “(OC Mode)”, those buttons will reset your card’s clock speeds back to where they were when you started this process.
If your card was not overclocked before, these buttons will be greyed out and you’ll need to change the base clock speed from 1059 MHz all the way up to its maximum value by using the arrow keys next to it.
Now that we have found our card’s lowest stable overclock, it’s time to save the settings. So go back to the main window of MSI Afterburner and press the big “fan speed” button next to where it says your card’s name. This will open up a settings window for fan speed control.
11) With fan speed control opened up, you’ll need to change the two little arrows next to Startup speed” until you find a comfortable fan speed. You can check out THIS THREAD for what fan speeds are comfortable at.
12) Once you’ve found an appropriate fan speed, make sure that it’s checked off in the settings window and then press OK.
13) If this is the final overclock you’ll be using, go to File > Save to profile. You can save this to your desktop or immediately apply it by going to File > Apply settings to system memory. If you’re not comfortable overclocking any further, it’s best just to apply the changes so that they are always applied when your PC starts up.
14) Now that our fan speed has been adjusted to an appropriate level, go back to the Settings tab in MSI Afterburner.
15) Underneath “GPU Clock” you should see either 1059 MHz or (OC Mode), just click on the button next to it so that it says (Non-OC Mode) below it.
16) Now click on the button next to “Memory Clock” until it says (Non-OC Mode) below it. When you’re done, MSI Afterburner should only be monitoring your card’s base clock speed.
17) If everything went well, go back to your graphics settings in-game and change the base clock speed from 1059 MHz to your overclocked value. Now start the game and you should notice a higher FPS than before.
18) If you’re still noticing low FPS, then just go back into MSI Afterburner and under the settings tab where it says GPU core clock increase that number by 10 or so at a time until you get more stable FPS in-game.
That’s it! With this article, we hope you learned How to overclock GTX 1070 with MSI Afterburner. Hopefully, you can now enjoy a more stable overclock on your graphics card. You are welcome to leave a comment below if this helped or if you have any questions.