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I plan on buying an MSI 780 Ti and replace my Gigabyte GTX 680 SOC with it.

1. Will I have to make any changes to the drivers? I have Geforce Experience installed.

2. How much of a benefit in terms of performance will this give me over my current card?

3. For overclocking GPUs is it necessary to stress test them for 24-48 hours like with CPU? If so, is there any free recommended software for the purpose? (I plan on keeping the stock reference cooler).
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1) Yes, you'll have to download the drivers. It's a completely new card and requires different drivers.

2) There will definitely be a good benefit getting this new card. Especially if you overclock it.

3) For overclocking purposes, I've used 3DMark. Download the latest version and run multiple tests on it. It's a great program for testing. If you plan on keeping the stock cooler, just remember to be careful.
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