The days of casual overclocking are numbered

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  1. TBGclan

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    The days of overclocking for the casual PC enthusiast are numbered, at least if we define "casual enthusiast" as "a person who just wants to put together a PC and crank everything to 11."

    We've become more and more fenced in about the chips we can and can't tweak on the Intel side of the fence as the years go by, but efforts at product segmentation aside, the continued race to get more and more performance out of next-gen silicon may put the final nail in the coffin of ...

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  2. sixer9682

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    I hate to say it, but I totally agree with what's in this article. We've reached the era of diminishing returns for overclocking.
     
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    It's also way easier to just use turboboost now-a-days to get the end result you want, from what I understand.
     
  4. HomebrewerCraig

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    I also think it's the diminishing returns. I've looked at stock speeds VS overclocked speeds and you see maybe a 3-10 FPS increase. Is that worth going through the hassle, and the cost, overclocking? Not really.
     

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