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over clocking my GTX 980 from 1216mhz boost stock to 1558mhz boost over clock only gave 10fps more.

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not really much improvement

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I agree with what other posters are commenting. Really depends on what the application is.

I find that overlooking often has the greatest impact with old hardware, or cheaper hardware. I recently over clocked my GT555 on my laptop from 590 core to almost 700 and 900 mem to 1050. This significantly increased my fps in games I play often.

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over clocking my GTX 980 from 1216mhz boost stock to 1558mhz boost over clock only gave 10fps more.

STOCK


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not really much improvement

What the heck? What are you expecting?
15% free performance is great! That's probably what you can get with a ti if not more.

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What the heck? What are you expecting?
15% free performance is great! That's probably what you can get with a ti if not more.

with the 980ti after oc'ing i got another 5-20 fps in gta 5 depending on where i was in the game ... cant really complain ( also upgrading from a 970 allowed me the usage of more vram)

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If you pay X for a product and receive Y value from its use, does Y increase when overclocking while X remains the same?

If so, it sounds like its worth it.

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What the heck? What are you expecting?
15% free performance is great! That's probably what you can get with a ti if not more.

I was expecting 20fps. smile.gif

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Definitely worth it. I can't remember the last time I ran a computer without an overclock. My CPUs always get overclocked on day one and stay there (e.g., my 5930K has been at 4.5 GHz daily use since day one. I don't even know what its performance is like at the default clocks). My graphics cards from NVidia have always been overclocked and remained there since I experienced noticeable gains in every scenario. From AMD was a mixed bag. Also with AMD almost always the overclock needed to be reduced by a few MHz after 3-6 months of use. For my current setup, I have not overclocked my graphics cards more than 1405 MHz (that is +25 on the core) since my card is on air. For benching/gaming the 1506/8200 are stable clocks but I don't feel comfortable having my card on air run at 80C temperatures. So once I put it in a loop it will also remain overclocked.

In the past, even on air cooling my NVidia cards have always remained overclocked (e.g., 970 SLi, 680 SLi, 670 SLi etc.). The gains, especially in SLi are noticeable allowing me to sometimes either up a resolution or add more AA.

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- CPU overclock is a must. If you aren't doing it, something is wrong with you.
- GPU overclock on NVidia yields noticeable results. AMD cards are a hit or miss in my experience.

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