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the main reason i bought this card is its energy efficiency and performance . by me overclocking the card but i didn't increasing any voltage, will this use more energy then the stock setting.
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Simple answer: yes.

The core is switching its transistors faster, and will drag more current.
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Yes, higher core/memory clocks will draw more power regardless you increase the stock voltage or not. There's no efficiency when it comes to overclocking.
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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post

Yes, higher core/memory clocks will draw more power regardless you increase the stock voltage or not. There's no efficiency when it comes to overclocking.

Especially considering you have to turn off the throttling feature of the card(s) in order to OC them so you lose alot of power savings when you are just browsing the internet or doing other low graphics tasks.
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thanks guys its back to stock settings
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