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It depends on the card, and the game, and the settings the game is at.

There is no universal 'right answer' here.

Upping the core has the highest likelihood of improving performance, in fact, it almost always does. The other two settings come into play to varying degrees, sometimes a fair amount, other times, not much at all. Again, it's all depending on the situation, and the architecture of the card.
    
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Originally Posted by brettjv View Post
It depends on the card, and the game, and the settings the game is at.

There is no universal 'right answer' here.

Upping the core has the highest likelihood of improving performance, in fact, it almost always does. The other two settings come into play to varying degrees, sometimes a fair amount, other times, not much at all. Again, it's all depending on the situation, and the architecture of the card.
It's definately situational...all this depends on how many stream pipes your GPU uses as well. Sometimes upping the core cannot overcome this bottleneck.
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I am running a 8800 GTX OC. I know, its old, and I am poor...lol I am about to upgrade in a few months but for now am wanting to increase my fps a bit. I have never overclocked anything and do not want to be SOL before I have enough cash to replace it.
post #14 of 19
i read a rule once if you dont change voltage you're ok look for a programe msi afterburner you can google it there make shaw you get a tester like msi kombuster if ur clocking and screen freezes restart the system and lower the clocks dont forget to set ur fan speeds first personly i dont let my card get past 65 degrees so i set my auto to lounch 100 percent after 40 degrees yes a lil noisy but hay beter then burning
post #15 of 19
MEMORY!! I say that because you can have a crazy GPU clock but if the memory isn't running fast enough then it won't be taking advantage of the extra speed...
I would have to base myself on Shade/Memory clocks over anything else though.

Btw, 8800? Phew mate, might wanna look to upgrading that card sometime.
post #16 of 19
No kidding.. I am ordering a 3gb GTX 660 ti the end of January. I have to give the old 8800 its credit though. Mine is a bit of a hybrid, with 832mb, 384bit it's a model I have never seen or heard of before. I can't even find specs for it. Some come close, but none match exactly. The 8800 shouldn't be able to play MOH Warfighter at all, mine will on high, but hiccups a bit on ultra. Enough praise, it most certainly is time for an upgrade, and I can't wait. Just waiting on money.
post #17 of 19
Anyone responding should keep in mind this is a seriously old necro-bump ...
    
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never the les were all here to help and learn from one another even if his card is as old as the ARK btw nothing is strange to the card were you cant find specs as my gts 450 is suposed to have a gf106 gpu but it doesnt it has a gf 116 gpu and its the same gpu in the 550 ti i heard a rumor that nvidia stoped making the gf106 and so they used the gf116 with a restrained bios as my card is ddr 3 i cant flash the bios to a 550ti as it would fry my ddr 3 chip sets thow im looking for a person who can edit bioses
post #19 of 19
I am of the opinion that the core clock is generally the best way to get extra performance. However, some cards can bbenefitssignificantly from a memory overclock while others see little to no gain. I believe that the memory bandwidth (ie 192bit, 256bit, 384bit) is the deciding factor here. The lower the bit rate, the more a memory overclock will benefit the card. I have seen this in a few different cards, both nvidia and ati.

For your card, I would simply try to get the highest clock speed you can for each component, as it is rather old and any performanceiincrease will be noticeable.

Also, when you get your 660Ti, I would keep the 8800 for PhysX and Folding use. With PhysX, I believe that Shader speed is whatis most important, followed by core, with memory having little effect on anything (I may have memory and core mixed, but I think I got it right).
   
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