In extreme overclocking it influences even the smallest factor to achieve the highest frequency and therefore the highest performance. In GPUs, the parameters are much more limited than in CPUs, but this implies at the same time a challenge that only the chosen ones are able to overcome. GALAX from the hand of overclockers OGS and Rauf have managed to take their RTX 3090 HOF to a level that only the RTX 2080 Ti could achieve as a top GPU.
The GALAX RTX 3090 HOF has managed to break the 3 GHz barrier with LN2
It has been under GPUPi where both OGS from HwBox Hellas OC group as Rauf de Alza OC have been able to reach the aforementioned frequency of 3 GHz in both units supplied by GALAX. To be more specific, OGS has been able to squeeze the card into this software until the 3015 MHz, while Rauf has managed to nail the 3 GHz.
This shows that the potential of the card is enormous and that possibly with greater optimization and expertise it could be possible to extract a few MHz more by little than the sample allows.
These figures at the same time are a bit misleading, since GPUPi allows to achieve better speeds due to its lower total load on the GPU, since with common stress software such as any 3DMark test the figures drop to 2805 MHz and 2795 MHz respectively, varying said speed a few MHz above and below depending on the test.
For example, in Fire Strike they have 2880 MHz stable and in Time Spy 2865 MHz.
GALAX returns to the top of the ranking
The broken records are a good example of the potential that Ampere hid as an architecture and although what has been achieved in GPUPi is less relevant due to the importance of the benchmark, we have records in single GPU tests such as Superposition, those named Time Spy and Fire Strike, Port Royal or 3DMark11, still widely used in the overclocking world.
In any case, both GPUs have been overclocked only with liquid nitrogen, not using helium to achieve lower temperatures and more stability in the heat exchange process, so there would be room for thermal improvement to try to scratch some MHz than another.
In any case, GALAX has launched up to six variants of this RTX 3090 HOF GPU, where each model has the particularity of maintaining the same design and heatsink and only modifying the final boost frequency between them.
In addition, the faster versions integrate the so-called HOF III, a 4.3-inch full-color screen with which we can monitor any parameter of the card in real time.
GALAX has done its job, now it’s up to EVGA and ASUS to try to dethrone the king of GPUs with their engineering and overclocking teams, can they achieve it?