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07-Aug-2012, 10:19 AM #1
Buying OC vs Non-OC GPUs
As stated in the topic title, is there really any point in buying an overclocked GPU vs a non-oveclocked one? For instance, wouldn't it be the same if I bought a standard Evga GPU and oc'ed it using Evga Precision?
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07-Aug-2012, 11:06 AM #2
Only real difference basically is that overclocking yourself
can void your warranty.
Might check the specs on the card to see if the manufacturer
added any more features to the factory overclocked card,like
GDDR5 memory instead of GDDR2 or things like that.
Other than that it's just a selling point.
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07-Aug-2012, 11:22 AM #3
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...s%20Family&sw=

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...s%20Family&sw=

Besides faster Core/Shader clocks. They did add more memory in the 2nd link; however, how much memory would have to be added on to see a significant difference?
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Your PSU os marginal those cards require a 12v rail with 24 amps your PSU has 2 - 12v @ 22amps and one with 25amps http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371015
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07-Aug-2012, 02:57 PM #6
The performance difference is a matter of how much
texture memory a game or application actually uses.
GDDR is faster than system memory,so if you are
playing graphics intensive games on high settings,
more graphics card memory is better.
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07-Aug-2012, 06:02 PM #7
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The performance difference is a matter of how much
texture memory a game or application actually uses.
GDDR is faster than system memory,so if you are
playing graphics intensive games on high settings,
more graphics card memory is better.
Right, but how much number wise would I start seeing a noticeable difference? For example 4000 memory vs 4100 memory.
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07-Aug-2012, 10:37 PM #8
A couple hundred megahertz one way or the other isn't going
to make much of a difference as far as memory speed is concerned.
The amount of memory generally impacts loading times and area transitions in games.
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08-Aug-2012, 04:23 AM #9
Factory OC's are much more stable.
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08-Aug-2012, 11:16 AM #10
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Factory OC's are much more stable.
Do you have a source to validate that statement?
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08-Aug-2012, 02:36 PM #11
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Do you have a source to validate that statement?
My factory OC is much more stable then my friends OC which isn't factory OC'ed.
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