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Nvidia brings one-click overclocking to its graphics cards

Nvidia brings one-click overclocking to its graphics cards


Push a GPU to its limits

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Nvidia is making it easier for PC gamers to overclock their graphics cards. A new tool, dubbed Nvidia Scanner, will be available for the company’s latest line of GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards and provide one-click overclocking. Nvidia is running its own workload to test the limits of a GPU by pushing its clock speeds and checking the voltage curve to detect any failures.

If you’re interested in overclocking a gaming PC, the testing phase and tools can be a little daunting. It’s a time consuming process that puts many people off from experimenting with GPU overclocking, but Nvidia’s Scanner aims to take care of the testing in around 20 minutes. Nvidia has built its RTX 2080 GPUs with overclocking in mind, but the company is also planning to make Scanner available on older generations of GPUs too. Nvidia is working with MSI, Gigabyte, Asus, and other card makers to support these additional cards, with an API to plug into existing GPU management tools.