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GTX570 OC'ing - worth it?

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Hey guys,

Was just wondering if the performance increases are good enough to warrant OC'ing?

And if so, what clock/memory speeds should I am for, that will actually make a noticeable difference?
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Yes. Getting 850 is easy, you'll start to see diminishing returns after that but many 570's can pass 900mhz at 1.1v and have near 580 stock performance.
   
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Yes you can reach GTX580 performance and even surpass it..

A GTX570 @ 850/2100MHz on core/memory performs very similar to a stock GTX580..

But beware that a GTX570 reference design has weak GPU power managment and those reference GTX570 have tendency to die due blowing VRM's..

So proceed with caution..

Good luck..

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^ There have been quite a few cases of exploded VRM's though it does seem the majority have been due to disabling the voltage limiter. The rest seemed possible as just manufacturing defects or a bad batch. The jury is still out for conclusive evidence, but it was enough to make me send my 570 back.
   
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Yes most smoked cards have been with disabled Power limiter and/Or very high voltages 1.1+

I have been using my 570 @ 1.063v for the last 4 months with no problems. Heck i even folded 24/7 during the whole ChimpChallenge and its still working like a charm.
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TBH, unless you pull off at least a +20% core OC on a given card (usually results in around a 16% increase in FPS), you'll never actually 'see' the difference when gaming. And even then, it's a very subtle change.

In my experience, it takes about a 30% OC before its positive FPS effect becomes undeniably obvious to the naked eye. Probably won't be able to pull that off with a 570 though, seeing as how that'd be 951 core, which not a lot of them will do on air from what I've seen.

Then again, it's completely free to OC ... so it's kinda hard to see how it could be 'not worth it'. Just don't crank your voltage too high, keep an eye on temps, don't disable the voltage limiter ... and you'll have yourself some free performance.
    
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