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I only do gaming - are there any benchmarks that show improvements of going higher than 4.3Ghz?
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I'm pretty sure every CPU dependent benchmark will show improvement. Are there any gaming benchmarks that show improvement? Probably. Will you notice the difference in everyday use? Only if you are one of those crazies who talks yourself into feeling a difference.

Do it for fun. Do it if you can keep your temps nice and comfortable. Do it for benchmarks. Do it to control your OCD on not having number of GHz you don't like. Don't do it expecting noticeable performance upgrades.
    
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Theres an article on hardocp before that shows sli on high end cards will benefit quite a bit if the cpu is 4.4ghz and over due to how nvidia handle sli, crossfire however showed little to no difference.
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You won't notice any real difference since your processor is bottlenecked by your graphics card for anything over 1024x768.
    
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Originally Posted by DayoftheGreek View Post
Do it for fun. Do it if you can keep your temps nice and comfortable. Do it for benchmarks. Do it to control your OCD on not having number of GHz you don't like. Don't do it expecting noticeable performance upgrades.
agree. the 2500k is such a powerful cpu that its more than enough at stock speeds. oc'ing it prolly wont have noticable fps increases but it sure as hell is fun.
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So at 1080 p no fps increase by ocing? Intressting.what about ram speed and latency
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
You won't notice any real difference since your processor is bottlenecked by your graphics card for anything over 1024x768.
just no ...



if you have enough graphics power, your cpu will at some point be the bottleneck, whether at 1024 res, or 2560
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Honestly even 4.2 GHZ or 4 GHZ is PLENTY! Im running 4.4 GHZ just cause it makes my heart feel good.........But in terms of performance these chips are lightening even stock.
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post #9 of 16
Give it a go at 4.5 or 4.6, seems like a good OCD satisfying number. Your water cooling can take it!
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post #10 of 16
his vc is 5850, not 580 or 6990 to be concerned of bottlenecking.

Benefit of passing 4.3ghz-5ghz or 5.2ghz? It's cool on your sig. E-PEEN.
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