GALAX GeForce RTX 3080 SG pushed to 2340MHz, breaks OC world records

NVIDIA's new Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3080 has been overclocked to an incredible 2340MHz, enough to break OC world records.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Sep 18 2020 10:09 PM CDT   |   Updated Wed, Nov 25 2020 5:33 PM CST

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card is here and while it might not have much overclocking headroom in stock -- and custom form -- that doesn't mean there's hard limits.

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You just need the right mods and cooling and it can be pushed pretty high, with the folks at TecLab smashing another OC world record with a modified GALAX GeForce RTX 3080 SG graphics card. The card itself was cooled to sub 0C temperatures with liquid nitrogen (LN2) cooling.

TecLab used an Intel Core i9-10900K which was also LN2 cooled, and overclocked up to a huge 6.1GHz -- alongside the LN2 cooled GALAX RTX 3080 SG graphics card at 1749/2019MHz (base, boost) with a stable 2310MHz during the 3DMark testing.

This is incredible, as my sample of the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING X TRIO (my review here) can only hit 2070MHz or so during its total peak... sitting around 2025-2040MHz. This is on its stock TRI FROZR 2 triple-fan cooler and fans at 100%.

LN2 on the other hand... well, 2310MHz would be kinda insane.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.