Best way to tell if gtx480 is a good OC'er

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Barso, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Barso

    Barso Active Member

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    Is there a fast and easy way to tell if the evga gtx480 I have bought is a good overclocking card?
    If not I would like to return it.
     
  2. SolidBladez

    SolidBladez Ancient Guru

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    Usually based on its VID.

    Low = good
    High = bad
     
  3. Barso

    Barso Active Member

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    How can find it's VID?
     
  4. UnclePappi

    UnclePappi Banned

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    I've always found that the best way is to overclock it.
     

  5. Barso

    Barso Active Member

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    The VID is 0.962.
    Is this good or would I be better getting the EVGA GTX480 SC ?
     
  6. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    The best way to tell if a card is a good overclocker is to do as UnclePapi suggested and overclock it. VID doesn't prove whether or not a card will overclock well....nor does it being overclocked from the factory. Some chips require more....some less voltage....doesn't really prove anything about the chip's potential to overclock.

    A chip with a VID of 0.962 won't necessarily overclock further than a chip with a VID of 1.000....or less than a chip with a VID of 0.925. Overclocking heavily depends on the integrity of the chip as a whole...as well as every over component, including the PCB itself.
     
  7. UnclePappi

    UnclePappi Banned

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    Good elaboration :thumbup: For example certain vendors may get a crappy vid core but on some cards they put a pretty good power stage on them to where even the crap cores can overclock decently. Plus like you said a thicker PCB helps with heat dissipation etc
     

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