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I ordered an Asus GTX 680 today and I was wondering if there will be a big difference in terms of overclocking this card. I have a GTX 570 now and I use msi afterburner to up the voltage and watch my temps etc... Would I be using the same program to do OC my new card or is there different methods for the 680?

Thanks.
post #2 of 35
Well first of all, overclocking the card would give some extra performance sure,
but with a great card like a GTX 680 you wouldn't notice much in gaming experience.

And for the overclocking programs, MSI Afterburner is a great one, but
Asus has it's own I believe it is called GPU Tweak. You can check it for your self and if it
does not suite you, you can always go back to MSI Afterburner.

After all overclocking is mostly just trying and finding the best option.thumb.gif
post #3 of 35
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Thanks Michael. So I should not really need to OC with this card basically? Well that is pretty sweet smile.gif
post #4 of 35
I recommend you to use a MSI Afterburner, though. The software is the most overclocking utility that most of people use, along with Precision X from EVGA. But my favorite is Afterburner...

Overclocking a GPU is very nice and enjoyable, though.
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post #5 of 35
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Definitely. It is really easy to use. I will probably still oc this card just to squeeze every bit of performance out smile.gif
post #6 of 35
Sure, pushing it too the limit is always a nice challenge and I even find it a fun experience. thumb.gif
post #7 of 35
Afterburner is the way to go IMO. Precision X has some different features, but the interface is crap. Afterburner is nice and clean and straightforward. I'd start with +150 core and +300 memory and see what happens under full load....pick a game and force 32xAA in the NV control panel and it'll max the card.
post #8 of 35
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Thanks a lot for the input Dr/Owned. Much appreciated... I should get my card within in a week or so depending on how fast/slow shipping is. I will post when I get it and let you guys know what I was able to push the card to smile.gif

Thanks again.
post #9 of 35
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I got my card today and I am wondering how high you guys turned up the voltage. Is there a rough amount I should start with?
post #10 of 35
I have a Asus GTX 680 CU II OC card and i have mine overclocked from 1084 MHz to 1200 MHZ on the core and from 6008 MHz to 6800 on the memory

And if i touch the voltage on my card the PC will crash so dont touch that
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