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I know this depends on the specific graphics card but at approximately what voltage will a gpu start to degrade so that it significantly reduces life span?
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Any voltage higher than stock.

It's not so much "at what voltage will it degrade" but more so "how fast will it degrade given x+n volts"
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Thanks also I noticed that most nVidia cards run at much lower voltage than AMD ones is this because of power consumption or is it that AMD gpus and vrms can handle more voltage?
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Originally Posted by guitar_man_94 View Post
Thanks also I noticed that most nVidia cards run at much lower voltage than AMD ones is this because of power consumption or is it that AMD gpus and vrms can handle more voltage?
The Nvidia GPUs are of a different architecture, and thus are designed to have different power requirements. It has nothing to do with VRMs.
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