View Single Post
Old 12-07-08, 09:14 AM   #10
Blacklash
8^9^3
 
Blacklash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Old Vizima
Posts: 3,679
Default 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.
__________________
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.96GHz (1.36v)|Mushkin 998681 XP3-12800 (3x2GB)
ASUS TUF Sabertooth (X58)|ASUS GTX 580 DirectCU II (980|4604)|ASUS PA246Q
WD VelociRaptor 150GB HD (x2)|Pioneer DVR-2920Q|LG GH22LS30|Klipsch PM20 2.0
SilverStone OP1000-E|SilverStone TJ10-B|Thermalright U-120 Extreme|Win 7 HP x64
Blacklash is offline   Reply With Quote