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How Much Faster is an Overclock on a CPU for Tasks/Gaming?

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2 years ago#1
How much faster is an overclock exactly for general tasks that really involve the CPU? Or for gaming?

For example, the i7-2600K @ 3.4GHz. If you overclock it to 4.2GHz, how much faster would that really be for things?

I've searched on YouTube for comparisons between stock and overclock, but I was unable to find any video comparing both :/
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2 years ago#2
It depends on the speed of the overclock and the task at hand. You probably wouldn't notice much of a difference in simple everyday tasks, but it can add several fps to CPU intensive games and you would notice a difference in other CPU intensive tasks such as video encoding and emulation.
2 years ago#3
Running at 4.2 GHz vs 3.8 GHz turbo I get about a 10% increase in FLOPS.
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2 years ago#4
Ah. I see. I have the i7-2600 and I have it set to 3.8GHz. But it seems I am unable to go any higher (I guess since it is not the K version).
So this must mean I have a 10% increase in speed?
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