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Buying OC vs Non-OC GPUs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ecko69x, Aug 7, 2012.

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  1. ecko69x

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    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?
     
  2. leroys1000

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    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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    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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    Right, but how much number wise would I start seeing a noticeable difference? For example 4000 memory vs 4100 memory.
     
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    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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    Factory OC's are much more stable.
     
  10. ecko69x

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    Do you have a source to validate that statement?
     
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    My factory OC is much more stable then my friends OC which isn't factory OC'ed.
     
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