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Worth overclocking i5-3570k?

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December 31, 2012 12:02:55 AM

I've been googling this for a bit now and haven't really come to a solid conclusion. I have the system described in my signature and I was wondering if I would notice any performance upgrades if I OC my cpu to 4.5 ghz from 3.4 stock. I use a GTX 670 FTW 2GB card.

Will I notice any difference in fps dips or livestreaming at demanding settings like 720p 60 fps or even 1080p? Not worth OCing with my current setup? I'll only do it if there's a difference.
December 31, 2012 6:04:34 AM

Iceycold said:
I've been googling this for a bit now and haven't really come to a solid conclusion. I have the system described in my signature and I was wondering if I would notice any performance upgrades if I OC my cpu to 4.5 ghz from 3.4 stock. I use a GTX 670 FTW 2GB card.

Will I notice any difference in fps dips or livestreaming at demanding settings like 720p 60 fps or even 1080p? Not worth OCing with my current setup? I'll only do it if there's a difference.


:pfff:  >mfw has 3570"k" and doesnt overclock
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December 31, 2012 6:13:45 AM

How is playing at 720p and 60 fps demanding settings?

I have a 3570k @ 4.4, and my 670 plays most games at 1080p, ultra settings, and 120 frames a second.

That being said, overclocking will only help on games that are CPU-bound... but on the ones that are, you'll get 10-15 extra fps. (And the sweet part about it is that's all-around, not just maximum; it helps your lag spikes a fair bit too.)

If you have a Hyper 212 EVO, you should be able to get in the 4.3-4.5 range fairly easily... just overclock PROPERLY and don't try to push straight up to 4.5: it's the spot where a lot of chips will boot, but be at that awful sort of unstable where it causes havoc without you knowing where it's coming from.
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December 31, 2012 6:23:09 AM

gaming you wont really 'see' any difference the only time i see a difference with my 2500k is when i am say ripping blurays or something like that then you notice a difference
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December 31, 2012 3:02:17 PM

DarkSable said:
How is playing at 720p and 60 fps demanding settings?

I have a 3570k @ 4.4, and my 670 plays most games at 1080p, ultra settings, and 120 frames a second.

That being said, overclocking will only help on games that are CPU-bound... but on the ones that are, you'll get 10-15 extra fps. (And the sweet part about it is that's all-around, not just maximum; it helps your lag spikes a fair bit too.)

If you have a Hyper 212 EVO, you should be able to get in the 4.3-4.5 range fairly easily... just overclock PROPERLY and don't try to push straight up to 4.5: it's the spot where a lot of chips will boot, but be at that awful sort of unstable where it causes havoc without you knowing where it's coming from.


I meant livestreaming at 60 fps.

So I've read around that the cpu's life isn't really shortened unless you push ridiculous voltages right?
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December 31, 2012 8:57:53 PM

Iceycold said:
I meant livestreaming at 60 fps.

So I've read around that the cpu's life isn't really shortened unless you push ridiculous voltages right?

I have overclocked every CPU I have owned and have never had one die most overclocks have been 50%
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December 31, 2012 9:29:31 PM

The simple answer is NO. You do not have to overclock a 3570k because it's already a powerful CPU itself for gaming. Since the Turbo Boost is automatically on out of the box I'm sure your CPU is set to 3.8GHz anyways.
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