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can't you OC an OCed card?
You can always try to push it farther. The thing is that if it's already been OC'd by professionals there might be very little room left to go for a novice.
    
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post #32 of 56
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can't you OC an OCed card?
Yes of course.
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Yes of course.

thanks it's a very important info wink.gif
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Originally Posted by MaximilianKohler View Post

You can always try to push it farther. The thing is that if it's already been OC'd by professionals there might be very little room left to go for a novice.

so ... which is better ?

buy OCed card


or one with standard speed to 1GHz or 945MHz and OC it !!
post #35 of 56
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so ... which is better ?

buy OCed card


or one with standard speed to 1GHz or 945MHz and OC it !!
factory overclocked cards do not necessarily offer any higher binning. Get whichever card has the best cooling if you plan on leaving the factory cooler on the card and plan on overclocking yourself.

The factory overclock or stock still needs a user applied overclock because there is headroom available.
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Hi guys smile.gif

So I was checking out these bi-monthly updates on price to performance, and they lead me to choose the 770. I was planning on getting this overclocked (Core Clock 1150 MHz, Boost Clock 1202 MHz, Effective Memory Clock 7200 MHz) one for $327.

Then I got a newegg email with a code that puts this 280x (Core Clock 850MHz, Boost Clock 1000MHz, Effective Memory Clock 6.0GHz) at $290. It's not overclocked though and I don't know how difficult it would be to try it myself.

Think I should go for the 280x and try to overclock it myself or will the overclocked 770 be significantly faster?

it is all lottery. even some 7970 and 770 will have a hard time catching this . . .

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factory overclocked cards do not necessarily offer any higher binning. Get whichever card has the best cooling if you plan on leaving the factory cooler on the card and plan on overclocking yourself.

The factory overclock or stock still needs a user applied overclock because there is headroom available.


so essentially .. no difference between 770 cards, ASUS, EVGA or MSI

EVGA provides even different versions of 770 SC one

what's the diff between these two, they are the same

same every thing .. except the first one has extra feature "Featuring double bios"



http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-2776-KR


http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-2774-KR
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factory overclocked cards do not necessarily offer any higher binning. Get whichever card has the best cooling if you plan on leaving the factory cooler on the card and plan on overclocking yourself.

The factory overclock or stock still needs a user applied overclock because there is headroom available.

Would you overclock it through AMD overdrive or something else?
    
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Would you overclock it through AMD overdrive or something else?
amd overdrive is cpu overclocking. I woukdnt use it on anything. Bios cpu over clock.

For gpu I use msi after burner but some poeple like evga precision tuner. Both are as simple as sliding a slider.
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amd overdrive is cpu overclocking. I woukdnt use it on anything. Bios cpu over clock.

For gpu I use msi after burner but some poeple like evga precision tuner. Both are as simple as sliding a slider.

No, it's an overclocking tool built in to the AMD GFX driver: http://cdn3.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/AMD-Overdrive.png

Maybe they have it for CPUs too.
    
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