Question Does OC Edition GPU last longer than stock GPU without overclocking?

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hello everyone,
I wanna buy a 1660super GPU which has better durability to last around 6-7 years for 1080p60fps(high-mid settings)
after searching a lot, i found this,
ASUS TUF Gaming claims their GPUs are tank and has better durability,

now if i take this and dont OC it, is it supposed to last longer than a Non-OC edition??
(my thoughts, OC Edition might have better components than Non-OC Editions that gives an extra headroom to OC it)

to inform, i watched some benchmark videos and max temp i saw 64 degree in stress,
sorry for dumb question
 

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That's not how it works. This card has what is called a "factory overclock" which means that the boost clocks are slightly higher than the clocks of a reference-spec card. It is rarely the case that a factory overclocked card has better components than a regular version of the card, it is simply overclocked a bit from the factory to make it seem more desirable that other cards.

Since anyone can easily overclock a GPU themselves, you are better off choosing a type of GPU based on the overall reliability of the brand, the price, or how well the cooler works, not based off of a factory overclock. Overclocking doesn't add very much performance either way; it usually only a small improvement.

If you are trying to find a card that will last the longest, GPUs tend to last longer if the components are kept cooler. If you watch videos to find out what versions of the card have the lowest temperatures when stress-tested, those cards will run coolest and thus could possibly have the best potential for lasting 6-7 years like you are hoping.
 
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That's not how it works. This card has what is called a "factory overclock" which means that the boost clocks are slightly higher than the clocks of a reference-spec card. It is rarely the case that a factory overclocked card has better components than a regular version of the card, it is simply overclocked a bit from the factory to make it seem more desirable that other cards.

Since anyone can easily overclock a GPU themselves, you are better off choosing a type of GPU based on the overall reliability of the brand, the price, or how well the cooler works, not based off of a factory overclock. Overclocking doesn't add very much performance either way; it usually only a small improvement.

If you are trying to find a card that will last the longest, GPUs tend to last longer if the components are kept cooler. If you watch videos to find out what versions of the card have the lowest temperatures when stress-tested, those cards will run coolest and thus could possibly have the best potential for lasting 6-7 years like you are hoping.
thank you so much! things got kinda clear to me,
but still i have some questions that im curious to know about,
...There are so many GPU brands out there, I found ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte etc as good brands,
but they have sub brands, Asus rog strix, Msi gaming x, Gigabyte aorus they come with higher prices than the other cheaper model of the brands...
but what make the price higher ?
so, do they offer better components like capacitors and other things along with better cooling ?? or just only better cooling with factory OC cost the high price ??

I heard some people said, capacitors in gpu get blown up before the performance degrades over time and normally die, if you wanna use the gpu for a long periods of time, im anxious after knowing that
im on tight budget and also want a long lasting gpu, cant go for the cheap and very high one, thats why im confused to choose....
 
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The main differences between cheaper and more expensive models of a particular GPU is the type of cooler used on the GPU.

In order to sell a GPU at a more attractive price point, a board partner will usually sell a model with a cheap-to-produce cooler that adds minimal cost to the overall price of the GPU. They will also sell a version or two of the same GPU with a more elaborate, more expensive cooler which will do a better job of keeping the GPU cool and will allow the GPU to run higher sustained boost clocks or run at lower temperatures. Since most people don't know the difference between different coolers and are most likely to just buy the cheapest version of a GPU, board partners try to make the more expensive versions more attractive to buyers by advertising them as being overclocked (which as I mentioned earlier doesn't really amount to a very big difference and can be done yourself).

It is unlikely that one version of the 1660 Super will have better VRMs or better capacitors than another, so your best bet for longevity is to buy the one that has a well-performing cooler. Electronics last longer the cooler that they can be kept.

I hear all the time about guys with Nvidia GTX 6XX series GPUs making various upgrades to their systems; these GPUs are still running after all these years and some people are even buying them used to upgrade a very low-powered system. Unless you are mining bitcoin or gaming constantly for 6 years straight, I think there is no reason for you to be worried that your GPU won't last for the next 6-7 years like you are hoping it will.

Another benefit of buying a GPU with a more effective cooler is that under load the GPU is usually quieter than one with a cheap cooler, so that's something to keep in mind as well if that is important to you.

The 1660 Super is a great card; it should be good for 1080p with medium to high settings like you said. It is doubtful that it'll be able to do that for 6-7 years though, as games are getting more resource-intensive all the time. If you want to future proof a bit, I'd recommend the RTX 2060. Cheaper versions can be had for about $300, and the extra compute power will allow you to play at the settings you want to for a much larger portion of the 6-7 years that you want to keep it. The included tensor cores of the RTX 2060 will also allow you to use DLSS 2.0. In the games that support it (and that will come out that support it) it'll allow you to run games at higher, more resource-intensive settings without dropping your framerate so much.
 
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The main differences between cheaper and more expensive models of a particular GPU is the type of cooler used on the GPU.

In order to sell a GPU at a more attractive price point, a board partner will usually sell a model with a cheap-to-produce cooler that adds minimal cost to the overall price of the GPU. They will also sell a version or two of the same GPU with a more elaborate, more expensive cooler which will do a better job of keeping the GPU cool and will allow the GPU to run higher sustained boost clocks or run at lower temperatures. Since most people don't know the difference between different coolers and are most likely to just buy the cheapest version of a GPU, board partners try to make the more expensive versions more attractive to buyers by advertising them as being overclocked (which as I mentioned earlier doesn't really amount to a very big difference and can be done yourself).
i was looking for the answers since previous week, now i got a clear idea about this,
thank you so much for helping me out <3
 

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i was looking for the answers since previous week, now i got a clear idea about this,
thank you so much for helping me out <3
You're welcome.

I accidentally submitted my last post before I was done; I edited it and re-submitted it seemingly after you read it and replied to it. If you want, feel free to go back and look at it again.

Either way, glad I was able to clear things up for you.
 
Aug 22, 2020
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You're welcome.

I accidentally submitted my last post before I was done; I edited it and re-submitted it seemingly after you read it and replied to it. If you want, feel free to go back and look at it again.

Either way, glad I was able to clear things up for you.
Ive just read it the full post now, thank you so much again for the long post you have written and clearing me very well about these things <3
 

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