Extreme overclocker pushes the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 past 2.3 GHz for a record-shattering 10,000-plus on 3DMark Time Spy
Ronaldo Buassali, an extreme overclocker working with GALAX scored the highest-ever score in 3DMark Time Spy using a highly overclocked GeForce RTX 3080. The Galax RTX 3080 SG in question hit an incredible 2310 MHz, allowing it to score 10,595 on the benchmark. This is substantially higher than the previous record, held by a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti that ran at a blistering 2.7 GHz.
What's interesting here is that this score was managed without touching the memory clock at all. The GeForce RTX 3080 features GDDR6X modules that appear to clock quite high, going by early reviews. This means that Buassali's score might not be the pinnacle of what's possible with the GeForce RTX 3080. We'll have to wait and watch.
Of course, the GeForce RTX 3090 is waiting in the wings. We expect NVIDIA's "BFGPU" to dominate synthetic benchmarks when it arrives. With 20 percent more CUDA cores, we might see Time Spy scores that cross the 11K mark for the first time.