2022 has been a weird year in terms of GPU release. Nvidia launched its new 4000 series cards to the public which as always is great in terms of raw performance output. However, when it comes to power efficiency, the cards aren’t that impressive. The 4090 card which also happens to be the most powerful one right now has suffered from its fair share of problems related to wire melting.
AMD saw the release of its 7000 series which are ok in terms of performance. The most surprising one came from the chip maker, Intel. The company decided to enter the GPU market by releasing the Intel Arc Series. For a first-time attempt, the Arc Series is a good step toward future graphics cards.
Anyways, Tech jargon can be hard to decipher for a lot of people not familiar with the nook and cranny’s technology. When it comes to OC in GPUs, it refers to Overclocked Edition. But what is that? What does Overclock mean? Let’s find out.
What Does OC Edition Mean on GPU?
Overclock is about increasing a computer’s clock rate. When you run your device at a higher speed than what it was originally designed to run to by the manufacturer, it’s called overclocking. Coming to the OC edition, graphic cards with this term on them are already overclocked out of the box. Vendors sell these with their own tweaks to customers willing to buy one.
However do mind that while you can get somewhat of a better clock rate by overclocking, it will generate more heat on the component. Ensure that you have proper cooling available for the PC otherwise, the result can be devastating.
Also, don’t try to do overclocking manually unless you are a complete master of PC tech. Look for tutorials online or consult with someone knowledgeable. Few high fps aren’t worth it if you find yourself having a PC on fire. We hope that this article has helped you in knowing about the OC edition in GPUs. If you are facing the Nvidia display driver recovered issue on Windows 11, check out this article. Don’t forget to follow us to get the latest on gaming and tech. Game on!!