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Windows 7: Overclocking GPU

11 Oct 2010   #1
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 
Overclocking GPU

This is just a general question,

If the bottleneck on your system is not your graphics card, lets say your ram or cpu is. ( i know this pry varies on the game or app running)

Is it still gonna benifit you to overclock the gpu? (lets say on a game that is very gpu intensive)

The reason im asking is because i got into a discussion with a friend that overclocked his 5970. I was just kinda thinking, that is surely not the bottleneck on his system and was wondering if there would actually be an increase in performance by overclocking in a situation like this.


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11 Oct 2010   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think it depends on the game itself.

For those that are truly very GPU dependant, I think OCing the GPU does help a little bit (Provided its stable)

However, I would also say that it doesn't make that much of a noticeble real world difference.

Mostly just in benchmarks.

Maybe a 5FPS difference or so, if that??


If your able to draw more than 60FPS, it a bit pointless I thiink.
Your better off with Vsync on locking the FPS @ 60 and upping the AA and AF for better image quality.

If under that, then maybe the little gain will help some .. but Im not so sure you can actually tell aside from a benchmark.


So yes, I think it does help but its also very minimal, you probably wouldnt notice with the naked eye.



But thats also only if its the GPU itself causing the bottleneck. I wouldn't think a 5970 would be having much trouble with most games out ATM, even at 1080P.
The bottleneck may lie elsewhere, HD perhaps.
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15 Oct 2010   #3
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
I think it depends on the game itself.

For those that are truly very GPU dependant, I think OCing the GPU does help a little bit (Provided its stable)

However, I would also say that it doesn't make that much of a noticeble real world difference.

Mostly just in benchmarks.

Maybe a 5FPS difference or so, if that??


If your able to draw more than 60FPS, it a bit pointless I thiink.
Your better off with Vsync on locking the FPS @ 60 and upping the AA and AF for better image quality.

If under that, then maybe the little gain will help some .. but Im not so sure you can actually tell aside from a benchmark.


So yes, I think it does help but its also very minimal, you probably wouldnt notice with the naked eye.



But thats also only if its the GPU itself causing the bottleneck. I wouldn't think a 5970 would be having much trouble with most games out ATM, even at 1080P.
The bottleneck may lie elsewhere, HD perhaps.
The 5970 will not have trouble with anything at 1080p even maxed graphics from my experience with my 4890. The 4890 is way weaker than the 5970 but handles most modern games on high detail settings at 1920x1080 resolution. Oh and by "handles", I mean that every game I've maxed so far has run at very playable frame rates.
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24 Oct 2010   #4
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yea :)

I really want a new GPU but my 4890 is still doing a very good job. (and I game at 1080P)
Im having a tough time justifing the upgrade.
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24 Oct 2010   #5
apollodominion

Windows 8 X64 M3 8102 / Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Well i got the following GPUs to OC too!!

1 GTX480 OC @ C880MHZ/M1125mhz/S1760mhz
2x GTX285 @ C740MHZ/S1540MHZ/M1350MHZ
Radeon HD5870 C930MHZ/M1360MHZ/S(Stock)
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24 Oct 2010   #6
kurahk7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apollodominion View Post
Well i got the following GPUs to OC too!!

1 GTX480 OC @ C880MHZ/M1125mhz/S1760mhz
2x GTX285 @ C740MHZ/S1540MHZ/M1350MHZ
Radeon HD5870 C930MHZ/M1360MHZ/S(Stock)
Wow, looking at your system specs, you already got yourself 3 6870s; how much of a performance loss do you see from the 5870 to 6870 in general?
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24 Oct 2010   #7
apollodominion

Windows 8 X64 M3 8102 / Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

have not test with 3dmark as of yet but when i do i use 3Dmark 2001SE, 2006, Vantage but cant test it fully tile 3Dmark11







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