5 Minute Overclock: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 to 2025 MHz
We’re overclocking the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU up to 2025 MHz in 5 minutes or less using the ASUS GPU Tweak III software.
I’ll speed run you through the OC settings and provide some notes and tips along the way. Please note that this is for entertainment purposes only and not the whole picture. Please don’t outright copy these settings and apply them to your system. If you want to learn how to overclock this system, please check out the longer SkatterBencher article.
Alright, let’s do this.
5 Minute Speedrun
Open the ASUS GPU Tweak III software tool. This software tool provides us with access to all the parameters exposed in the NVIDIA API. We specifically want to adjust the parameters that impact the GPU Boost 4.0 technology behavior. GPU Boost 4.0 is the frequency boosting technology that’s embedded in all NVIDIA Turing graphics cards.
Set Power Target to 100%. This ensures the GPU Boost 4.0 algorithm will use the maximum available power consumption headroom. For the GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, that’s up to the TDP of 75W. Note that unlike on high-end graphics cards, the GPU does not monitor the actual power consumption from the VRM. Instead, the GPU driver estimates the power based on internal information such as current VID, GPU load, and memory controller load.
Set GPU Voltage to 100%. This enables the overvoltage feature present since GPU Boost 2.0. Overvoltage refers to the extended range between the reliability voltage (Vrel) and maximum overvoltage (Vmax) as specified by NVIDIA. The reliability voltage, Vrel, is the highest voltage the GPU will safely run at without harming the long-term lifespan. The maximum overvoltage, Vmax, is the highest voltage NVIDIA will allow the GPU to run at, as it may hurt lifespan. This extended voltage range can be enabled or disabled by NVIDIA board partners in the graphics card VBIOS. If enabled, users like you and I can access the higher voltage by accepting the associated risks.
Set GPU Boost Clock to 1745 (+125). This offsets the entire GPU voltage-frequency curve by 125 MHz over the standard curve. The voltage-frequency curve describes the relationship between a frequency and the voltage required to run that frequency. The NVIDIA Turing GPU has 128 distinct, individually adjustable points on its voltage-frequency curve. On this GTX 1650, the V/F points range from 435 MHz at 450 mV to 1965 MHz at 1244 mV. If you have a lot of time, you can manually tweak each of the 128 points … but it’s a lot of work.
Set Memory Clock to 14000 (+1998). This increases the GDDR6 memory frequency from a default 1500 MHz to 1750 MHz.
Set GPU Temp Target to 90C. This ensures the GPU Boost 4.0 algorithm pursues aggressive overclocks up to the maximum allowed temperature.
GeForce GTX 1650 Overclock Performance Improvement
To ensure everything is working as intended, we re-run some benchmarks and check the performance increase compared to the default settings. With our GTX 1650 now running 3% higher GPU frequency and 17% higher memory frequency, at 2025 and 1750 MHz, respectively, we see the highest performance in all benchmarks. The performance increase ranges from +4.38% in 3DMark Night Raid to 9.29% in Geekbench 5 Vulkan.
When running Furmark GPU Stress Test, the average GPU clock is 1576 MHz with 0.738 volts, and the GPU Memory clock is 1750 MHz with 1.36 volts. The average GPU temperature and GPU Hot Spot Temperature is 62.0 and 74.1 degrees Celsius. The average GPU power is 74.770 watts.
When running the GPU-Z Render Test, the maximum GPU Clock is 2025 MHz with 1.031V.
And that’s it, thanks for watching and see you next time!