Question When Nvidia GPU Boost 2.0 is available , Why buy a GTX/RTX OCed card ?

Mezoxin

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for example i have an RTX 2070 stix advanced edition and although it is marketed as having a gpu boost of 1650MHz , when i play games the gpu boosts to a steady 1900-1950 MHz , and While the OCed version is marketed as having a gpu boost of 1850MHz it performs the same with gpu boost 2.0 and reaches a maximum of 1950MHZ

So what is the benefit of spending extra to buy an OC'ed nvidia gtx or rtx card ?
 

Newtonius

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You're actually paying for the design of the card rather than the core/boost clocks itself. For example, that card you have is differently priced because the circuit board might have the 2070 Graphical processing unit die (GPU) but the design overall is different from the reference design Nvidia made. Plus ontop of that they have a custom designed cooling solution that's normally better for the overall card, VRM mosfets, etc, whereas nvidia cooling focuses primarily on the GPU die.

So you pay more for the custom build of the card, plus any additional RGB if your card has that feature. In the end, all cards of the same model perform roughly the same. The only difference in performance varies from the cooling, which again you get better of that from custom cards.
 
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dotas1

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Usually the manufacturer tests individually the chips and the ones that perform better, are sold for the higher/more expensive models. Achieving a stable and reliable OC is not guaranteed usually but they do guaranteee that the model you are buying will reach AT LEAST that much OC . Of course all the things
Newtonius is mentioning also are correct.
 
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