What does superclocked mean?

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#1 Posted by ragdollsrock012 (396 posts) -
I'm getting an 8600gts superclocked 256mb gddr3 card (whew!). What does superclocked mean? Thanks!
#2 Posted by Jade_Monkey (4830 posts) -

I'm getting an 8600gts superclocked 256mb gddr3 card (whew!). What does superclocked mean? Thanks!ragdollsrock012

It means it has overclocked speeds. Some brands use different words to set themselves apart from others but it all means the same things: the card is overclocked.

#3 Posted by ragdollsrock012 (396 posts) -

So basically it has a better performance (higher fps)?

#4 Posted by Jade_Monkey (4830 posts) -

So basically it has a better performance (higher fps)?

ragdollsrock012

Yes, but how many more FPS depends on the game. clock speeds can make a ddecent difference, or next to none depending on the game. It never hurts though.

#5 Posted by ragdollsrock012 (396 posts) -
Okay, thanks!
#6 Posted by Jade_Monkey (4830 posts) -

Okay, thanks!ragdollsrock012

No problem.

#7 Posted by SinfulPotato (1381 posts) -

It never hurts though.

Jade_Monkey

Oh, but it can! If you overclock it to much and don't take into account cooling.. Then the cards life span goes down.

#8 Posted by ragdollsrock012 (396 posts) -
On tigerdirect.com, they're selling 2 versions. One superclocked, one non. So if they clocked it too much, then that really sucks and I'll return it.
#9 Posted by Jade_Monkey (4830 posts) -
[QUOTE="Jade_Monkey"]

It never hurts though.

SinfulPotato

Oh, but it can! If you overclock it to much and don't take into account cooling.. Then the cards life span goes down.

If the manufacturer overclocks it before it reaches the store and it goes it is covered. It's called factory overclocking. As long the manufacturer puts good enough cooling and the voltage isn't too high you'll be fine.

#10 Posted by swehunt (3637 posts) -
[QUOTE="Jade_Monkey"]

It never hurts though.

SinfulPotato

Oh, but it can! If you overclock it to much and don't take into account cooling.. Then the cards life span goes down.

But if the voltage stay the same and the OC are keapt moderate i dont think it'll be any difference in life span.

And as Jade_Monke already mentioned; if it's a factory OC it's covered in the warrany.

#11 Posted by X360PS3AMD05 (36298 posts) -
Slightly overclocked :P
#12 Posted by Alejo17 (690 posts) -

it is overcloked