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Overclocking Guide Part 3: How To Gain 81% For $27

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Step Four: Evaluating Gains

All of the performance charts illustrate impressive gains from overclocking the CPU, but only graphics applications benefited from increasing video card clocks. Latency improvements had little effect.

How we got a maximum 83% performance gain from an 81% CPU overclock is anyone's guess, but we couldn't complain about results like these even if they'd been a few percent lower.

Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.