Topic Title: Overclocking HD 7950 Need suggestion
Topic Summary: Sapphire HD 7950 vapor-x overclocking suggestion
Created On: 11/05/2012 08:13 AM
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 11/05/2012 08:13 AM
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arkaprovo
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i bought a sapphire vapor-x 7950 graphics card yesterday it comes with duel bios and a bios switch . the default one is  850 mhz gpu clock and the 2nd bios will push this to 950 mhz. now i am super confuse that if i use the second bios(just using the switch that comes with gpu and provided by sapphire) which is similar to overclock , will it shorten life span of my HD 7950 gpu? Note: the switch will push the clock 850 to 950. Please help me out.



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 11/05/2012 08:48 AM
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It won't measurably shorten the life, as a GPU is made to take high temperatures and be hammered hard. There are people on here (or used to be) that still use overclocked HD 3870's, and they're 5 years old.

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 11/06/2012 12:58 AM
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okei so i am going for the ez boost by sliding the bios switch. Hope i wont face any problem in future xD. btw one more question how much avarage framerate difference by pushing the clock from 850mhz to 950 mhz? 



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 11/06/2012 08:57 AM
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In my experience you should expect ~1 FPS increase for every 10mhz core clock on average, as some games are *****console ports which don't respond well to GPU overclocks while some others respond very well, so I would expect at least a 10 FPS gain.

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 11/06/2012 09:56 AM
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I got it now , Thank you very much



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