There was a time, not that long ago, when I wouldn’t have believed you if you told me you’d overclocked a graphics card to 3.3GHz. There’s still a part of me that finds that concept quite absurd, really, but lo and behold a world-class overclocker has not only managed that feat but also used that newfound performance to score the highest 3DMark has ever seen in its Fire Strike benchmark.
The key ingredient: the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.
AMD’s top RX 6000-series graphics card is once again showing its metal when it comes to high clock speeds, managing 3,311MHz GPU core clock in overclocker OGS’ capable hands. That’s over 1GHz faster than the card’s reference boost clock. That 3.3GHz clock speed makes my brain melt, and I’m sure also causes plenty else to melt nearby when it’s switched on.
That’s not all that’s been overclocked, however. The card’s memory has also been pumped up from 2GHz to 2.4GHz.