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post #11 of 36
I did a good bit of testing on this a while back with my 2500K and my 6970. I tested overclocking my CPU, GPU core clock, and GPU mem clock and measuring the fps difference.

Raising my CPU clock from 3.3 to 4.5 had 0 FPS increase.

Increasing the memory clock had no significant FPS difference.

Increasing the core clock had noticeable difference.

Hope this helps.
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Yeah for gaming I could just as well un...under...underclo...#Error: Word not found in Vocabulary.tar ...lower my CPU clock to less than stock speed.

GPU overclocking is where it is at now days. It can be rather amazing what even 200MHz on some of the newer GPUs can do. However, if you ever do any movie encoding or compile large files...you get your money's worth out your CPU overclock.
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post #14 of 36
Depends on the game. Multiplayer BF3 shows significant gains from overclocking the CPU. Far Cry 3 shows some [smaller] gains also.

http://www.techspot.com/review/615-far-cry-3-performance/page6.html
Edited by Forceman - 12/11/12 at 12:25pm
post #15 of 36
Honestly, the difference in benchmarks is incredibly different from real world, multiplayer environments.

I see HUGE differences going from stock to 4.5ghz~ on both i5-3570k and i7-3770k. The difference is not in benchmarked maxes but in minimum FPS across the board.

I increased my minimum FPS in BF3 by about 30 from overclocking and on Planetside 2 by about 15. It makes a HUGE difference. In single-player less CPU dependent games, you will see little to no difference.

If you play MMO's, Multiplayer FPS, or anything like that online, you will want it heavily OC'd.
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after hearing what you said again granted I get way better benchmark scores I still drop to 100fps sometimes in BF3 even overclocked to 4.5ghz and that was also my minimum with 4.0ghz maybe on an average overall it keeps FPS higher but as far as minimum goes I see the same results for that but average fps is up. not worth it in my opinion.
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after hearing what you said again granted I get way better benchmark scores I still drop to 100fps sometimes in BF3 even overclocked to 4.5ghz and that was also my minimum with 4.0ghz maybe on an average overall it keeps FPS higher but as far as minimum goes I see the same results for that but average fps is up. not worth it in my opinion.

But it's not like it costs you anything. So even if the gain is marginal it's still a free gain, so why not overclock? Even 5% is better than 0%.
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But it's not like it costs you anything. So even if the gain is marginal it's still a free gain, so why not overclock? Even 5% is better than 0%.
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post #19 of 36

One of the reasons why I overclock is because I can.  So, why not?

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post #20 of 36
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after hearing what you said again granted I get way better benchmark scores I still drop to 100fps sometimes in BF3 even overclocked to 4.5ghz and that was also my minimum with 4.0ghz maybe on an average overall it keeps FPS higher but as far as minimum goes I see the same results for that but average fps is up. not worth it in my opinion.

It's probably because that specific minimum is GPU limited (but it's not like 100fps is bad wink.gif )
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