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Isn't the memory clock, like the GPU clock, supposed to idle at a lower frequency when not under load?

Question asked by individualist on Dec 7, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 18, 2015 by cdaneil

I'm running:

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition

Radeon Software Version - 15.11.1

Radeon Software Edition - Crimson

Windows Version - Windows 10

System Memory - 16 GB

CPU Type - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz


I don't have any of the Overdrive settings out of the defaults. At idle my GPU Core Clock is at 500Mhz and my Memory Clock is at 1500Mhz.

Under load (3D graphics / Gaming)  the GPU Core rises to 1050Mhz, upon returning to idle the GPU Core drops back down to 500.


However the Memory Clock remains constantly at 1500MHz.  I'm pretty sure the memory clock used to have a slower idle speed as well. Am I mistaken?