Re: Factory Overclocked Cards- Good or Bad?
I'd echo others here. Buy a card from Evga since they support end user overclocking and HSF replacement under their lifetime warranty. I wouldn't bother with factory OCed cards. Many stock GTX 260s will do 660 on the core with the fan on auto and can do well above that with 70-75% manually set. I'd expect 680 or greater in that scenario. When you find your max shader clock you can always unlink it from the core and raise the core until it maxes. I did just that.
In some scenarios overclocking is pointless. It can often be very meaningful @ 1920x with AA when considering min frame rates.
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