Introducing the RTX 2080 Ti, TX 2080 and RTX 2070 wasn’t enough for Nvidia as the company has introduced the Nvidia OC Scanner, an automatic GPU overclocking and stress testing utility.
According to the Nvidia, the Nvidia OC Scanner is capable of overclocking and stress testing the GPU and in just 20 minutes will come up with final overclocked settings that will remain stable in 99% of the games.
Nvidia didn’t just announce it but, also demonstrated the capabilities of Nvidia OC Scanner at GDC 2018. Nvidia demonstrated it with EVGA Precision X1 overclocking software on the TX 2080.
Nvidia’s Tom Petersen overclocked the upcoming RTX 2080 to over 2100MHz of clock speed using the Nvidia OC Scanner. Not only that, the utility overclocked the GPU without making any changes to the GPU’s Power settings.
Meaning, the utility overclocked the RTX 2080 to over 2100 MHz at its base power settings which is incredible as overclocking requires to increase the voltage for the GPU in order to achieve higher clock speed.
Furthermore, the Nvidia OC Scanner also allows users to see what will be the highest clock speed they will achieve with a specific voltage.
The Nvidia OC Scanner will be part of a number of overclocking utilities including the MSI Afterburner, ASUS GPU Tweak, EVGA Precision X1 and more.
Speaking of Nvidia, with the RTX GPUs coming to the market this month, many were assuming that Nvidia will completely discontinue the GTX 10 series GPUs.
However, that is not the case as Nvidia has noted that both RTX GPUs and GTX 10 series GPUs will co-exist till 2019.
The reason for Nvidia to continue with the GTX 10 series GPUs is due to that fact that the company has quite a lot of stock for the Pascal GPUs.
The remaining stock is not only the result of Nvidia’s transition towards the RTX 20 series GPUs but also due to overestimation of cryptocurrency craze earlier this year.
Furthermore, the RTX 2080 Ti has been delayed by a week. However, Nvidia hasn’t provided any reason as to why the GPU has been delayed by a week.
Not only that, reports have been circulating that even RTX 2080 Ti is struggling to play games at 1080p/60 FPS with RTX enabled like Metro Exodus, Battlefield V, Shadow Of the Tomb Raider and more.
However, do keep in mind that these games won’t be featuring RTX support at launch and will be added to the game post launch. This indicates that the devs are still optimizing it.