Originally Posted by Serandur
High clocks really are guaranteed with Maxwell even for the non-overclocking consumer if they pick the right model. Which is of course different from explaining results with a reference one and I agree with you on the rest of your post.
High clocks are never guaranteed. In fact anything overclockrd is not guaranteed. It doesn't matter how many cards have oc pasted a certain point. The next one someone buys may not oc even a little. Poor oc cards can easily be sold for a loss and replaced with another. It is similar to playing the lottery.
Me, I oc as much as I can get then I'm happy with whatever that is. A card that oc more isn't worth the loss of price trying to get it. I'd be better off just going sli if I really need the extra boost. That way I'd get guaranteed improvements.