Hello again, I have a few questions about factory overclocked GPUs, basically are they better than what you can do yourself, can you overclock an overclocked GPU, and if so is it worth paying for the boost. I've decided on the EVGA 560ti for my build, but was curious about the overclocked version as well.
Unless your an enthusiast and enjoy treading the thin line between a clean OC and a fried part, stick to a factory overclocked model, especially if its from evga. The benefits are usually a tweaked cooling solution, and a better quality part number. You can overclock them more if you still want to, but i think its worth it until the oc version's price reaches near to the price of the next model number... in this case; i think its worth it.
Factory overclocks are typically more conservative than the overclocks that enthusiasts can perform because factory overclocks are guaranteed by the manufacturer, therefore the manufacturer avoids more extreme overclocks that could cause RMAs down the road. You can overclock a factory overclocked card. One advantage of factory overclocked cards is that they often offer a better heatsink and fan than the reference clocked models, allowing for higher potential aftermarket overclocks than non-factory overclocked models.