Originally Posted by Ashuiegi
Maybe you don't realize it but oc will considerably shorten the lifespan of your card, specially with high voltage mod not matter the cooling, it s not free performance at all ,....
Currently have 6 desktops half with multiple GPUs and 7 laptops here here in my SOHO .... oldest is a lappie from 2002.....oldest desktop is an i7-920 .... everyone of them has been overclocked from Day 1....all in working order. Most used machine is air cooled, twin 560 Tis and is running at 28% GPU overclock's and 2600k CPU at 4.8 Ghz.... with BIOS option to boot to to 5.0 Ghz .... machine runs 16-18 hours a day, sometimes more ....AutoCAD during the day and my son uses it to game to the wee hours of the morning. Coming up on 3 years for that bugger which I generally consider the useful life of a production machine. Not that there's anything wrong with it, but that I just can make more money using something faster.
Given the name of the forum, i don't think you'll find much support for that claim.
I been building boxes since the mid 80s and started tweakking them to run AutoCAD and a profitable speed in early 1990s ...... back then our machines had 6 different autoexec.bat and coinfig.sys files and we chose which of the 6 we wanted to boot to depending on what we'd be doing...... now it's much easier w/o the 640k memory limit. .....only failures i have experienced are hard drives and opticals.
This is AMD talking
95C is the optimal temperature that allows the board to convert its power consumption into meaningful performance for the user. Every single component on the board is designed to run at that temperature throughout the lifetime of the product. If you throttle the temperature down below that threshold, then the board must in turn consume less power to respect the new temperature limit. Consuming less power means lowering vcore and engine clock, which means less performance
Q. You want to take full advantage of product TDP to maximize performance, and that is accomplished with “a 95C ideal operating temperature for the 290 and 290X." So there is no benefit in performance if the card could run cooler? Wouldn't you be able to get more performance before you hit 95c?
A. A better cooler increases the watts of heat that the product can emit before the 95C equilibrium temperature is reached. In turn, this raises the maximum permissible clockspeed (within the limit of product TDP) the board can sustain. Users with the Accelero coolers are finding they're reaching the clockspeed limit of the product at a lower temperature limit than 95C. So you can see how the experience is very customizable and interesting for enthusiasts.
which explains the statement a few pages later.
Q. Regarding the 290/290x, when can we expect to see vendor based cooling solutions?
A. I'm not certain when you'll see third-party solutions, I'm afraid
Additional cooling is helping extend the clockspeed limit to any significant extent which is why he doesn't see any vendors pursuing that.
I'm fine with putting out a card clocked to the max.....why vendors underclock cards is something that's beyond me. But comparing two cards when one is overclocked (even if it was done before it was put in the box) and one that hasn't as has significant headroom is not exactly apples and apples". For me it's not just gaming, I make a living and my income is based in part on how fast me and my employees get things done. When CAD operators get billed out at $90 an hour, it's more than just bragging rights at stake....even more so with clients starting to ask for their drawings in 3D
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-workstation-graphics-card,3493-5.htmlEdited by JackNaylorPE - 11/14/13 at 9:07pm