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[Video Editing] Is It Worthwhile To Overclock A GPU?

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My CPU is overclocked to 4.2GHz and I've noticed a little difference in export times of videos, but I haven't done anything with my GPU yet, and am genuinely nervous to (dunno why, maybe because it's the most expensive component in my system). Anyway, for video editing in Premiere, am I going to see any real difference in performance if I give it any kind of overclock? If not, I'm not going to touch it. I'm more concerned about stability than anything else.

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My CPU is overclocked to 4.2GHz and I've noticed a little difference in export times of videos, but I haven't done anything with my GPU yet, and am genuinely nervous to (dunno why, maybe because it's the most expensive component in my system). Anyway, for video editing in Premiere, am I going to see any real difference in performance if I give it any kind of overclock? If not, I'm not going to touch it. I'm more concerned about stability than anything else.

Thoughts?

Pretty sure it wouldn't make any noticeable difference

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Tbh it's near impossible to damage an Nvidia GPU with a stock BIOS.

 

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Nah, you won't see any real performance difference. If you're in Premiere your GPU will only have about 25-50% utilization and a OC won't help bring any extra performance.

 

EDIT: I edit in Adobe Premiere Pro and export with Adobe Media Encoder and use the 2048 CUDA cores from my dual GTX 960's to accelerate render. ;P

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Easy to test.

 

Find a clip to render, a short one will do, a 60s clip..

 

Render one now... note the time.

Declock GPU 100mhz on the core, Re-Render, note the time... if it takes longer to do, GPU clocks do affect it.

 

Gives the answer if its affecting render times... so then you can choose to leave at stock or OC to get gains.

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It's free extra performance, go ahead and do it. You basically can't damage a GPU with a stock BIOS.

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My CPU is overclocked to 4.2GHz and I've noticed a little difference in export times of videos, but I haven't done anything with my GPU yet, and am genuinely nervous to (dunno why, maybe because it's the most expensive component in my system). Anyway, for video editing in Premiere, am I going to see any real difference in performance if I give it any kind of overclock? If not, I'm not going to touch it. I'm more concerned about stability than anything else.

Thoughts?

nope, it won't make a BIG difference if you OC your gpu for editing.

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Nah, you won't see any real performance difference. If you're in Premiere your GPU will only have about 25-50% utilization and a OC won't help bring any extra performance.

 

EDIT: I edit in Adobe Premiere Pro and export with Adobe Media Encoder and use the 2048 CUDA cores from my dual GTX 960's to accelerate render. ;P

 

That's what I was suspecting.

 

Easy to test.

 

Find a clip to render, a short one will do, a 60s clip..

 

Render one now... note the time.

Declock GPU 100mhz on the core, Re-Render, note the time... if it takes longer to do, GPU clocks do affect it.

 

Gives the answer if its affecting render times... so then you can choose to leave at stock or OC to get gains.

 

If all I'm going to see is maybe a 1-2 second difference, I wouldn't want to bother. I already don't have any difficulties real-time rendering 1080p in full resolution. I was mostly curious to see if maybe it would better accelerate things like dynamically linked After Effects stuff.

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