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MSI GTX 1060 6GB OCV1 memory doesn't run at advertised speed

Niksuski
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I bought an MSI GTX 1060 6GB card just recently and installed MSI Afterburner to see the frequency information. 

 

What jumped at me instantly was that the memory clock speed was actually 4006MHz and the advertised speed is 8008MHz. I tried GTA V and Fallout 4 and in both games the frequency doesn't go anywhere. I was able to increase the frequency with afterburner by 1000MHz and it seemed stable, but that's still a far cry from the 8008MHz the card was advertised with.

 

For some reason the GPU clock speed is in turn higher than advertised. The boost clock should be 1759MHz but it's running at over 1900MHz. I'm not complaining about that, just think it's strange.

 

Here's the card's product page if that's of any help: https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GTX-1060-6GT-OCV1/Specification

 

Could it be possible that the card is faulty? If so, just my luck... happens with everything I buy.

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Afterburner halves the reported memory frequency value, so that's normal. The core clock goes much higher because of Nvidia GPU boost overclocking things further when there's power and temperature headroom, so that's normal as well.

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Why does it halve it? Also CPU-Z is showing the same value....

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3 minutes ago, Niksuski said:

So is that just misleading marketing?

It's DDR, dual data rate. MSI afterburner just displays the single data rate.

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2 minutes ago, Niksuski said:

Why does it halve it? Also CPU-Z is showing the same value....

CPU-Z also shows your RAM speed as 1500 instead of 3000, both are double data rate memory

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That makes sense, learned something new. Thanks for the help guys!

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