Overclocking. GPU's

Discussion in 'Overclocking, Benching & Modding' started by LONDONELITE, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. LONDONELITE

    LONDONELITE New Member

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    Hey so yeah,I am new to modding PC's and to hardware in general,I was wondering,how hard is it to overclock a GPU? Is there major benifits? Also how would I go about doing it?


    Thanks :)
     
  2. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    Most nvidia/ATI tools available.... probably the most effective being MSI Afterburn .... will get you setup... just do small increments with the core prior to moving to the memory...

    Benefits i find nowadays have less and less of an advantage in OCing... but it's still there.... however the heat/noise is the con...
     
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    malmental System Builder > Hardware Specialist

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    I do not even overclock my cards unless I want to competitive bench, but for gaming I leave them alone.
    I just made sure to have strong cards..
     
  4. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    Nah, overclocking GPUs really doesn't do it for you nowadays. Maybe you'll see an extra few frames a second difference but that's only in numbers, I'd say that you wouldn't notice a difference without looking at an FPS counter.
     
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    Neshi HH's cuddly Blue Bear

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    indeed.. from the factory these cards are pretty much to the limit what you can achieve (on air), and eve if you manage to overclock more (on water) all you'll see is an increase of a or a few frames.
    For GPU's, i'd side with the others; not really worth it.
     
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    LONDONELITE New Member

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    Shit, forgot I posted this thread. Thanks for the answers people, I perosnally saw no benifits in overclocking GPU's but seeing as I'm a noob, I asked first xD. I just buy 2 GTX 690's for SLI :3 /joke
     
  7. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    Well, if you consider it worth spending more on a GPU in the first place, it's worth overclocking. You can take a 670 to the performance of a 680, or a 660 to the performance of a 660Ti. Depending on how you look at it, you're either getting a free upgrade, or you're saving yourself some cash. If, for example, you were going to buy a 670 and not overclock, you could buy a 660Ti, overclock it, and treat yourself to a meal out, a new pair of shoes, or a boatload of games on Steam :)

    Software overclocking tools like MSI Afterburner aren't ideal, but you can use those to set the clocks, then flash them to the card permanently in the BIOS, so that it will always run at those speeds from then onwards.

    These are taken from TPU's five most recent high-end GPU reviews:

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    A few of those differences would be enough to save you hundreds of dollars if you were going to buy the cards that were overtaken (and then not overclock).
     

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