Im now buying palit 1080gtx and ryzen 5 1600 with noctua NH - d15s. Should i do oc?

Hello guys i actually not really know oc.. last time i tried was 7 years ago with 9800 gt and i had 0 improvment.. since then i never tried oc again cause i felt it will not really change performance... so now with ryzen 5 1600 and a very good cpu cooling, should i try oc it? How much oc? Will it be in i7 6700 level? Or even better?
And what about the 1080..?
Im playing mostly csgo on 144hz monitor btw.. and PUBG.
I think i dont have any problem with cooling cause right now for now i will buy a case. It will be just sitting next to me on the table with the motherboard only, and my room is in 24° celsius all the time cause the air condition..

So should i? Thanks a lot
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  1. Will the 1600 overclock high enough to reach 6700 levels of performance. That's a 2 part answer. Yes, and no. Yes, in that the 1600 will out perform the 6700 in multi-threaded tasks. That's what Ryzen excels at. However, in single threaded applications, Ryzen falls short of it's Intel counterparts. SO, if you're playing a game in low resolutions, 1080 or lower, and the game you're playing is very lightly threaded, the Intel will still probably fare a little better.

    By good CPU cooling you mean....what kind of cooler?

    Pascal is a very unique challenge for overclocking. They like to run as cool as possible. The cooler you keep them, the higher they'll boost and the better they'll run. Keeping them cool is paramount to good performance.
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  2. Well I am not sure why you would spend the money on a high end cooler like the NH-D15 if you weren't going to overclock. 1600's will usually hit between 3.8-4.0ghz. It will already destroy a i7 6700 in productivity tasks, in gaming I doubt it will match the 6700 with or without an overclock in the majority of games, but it should get pretty close. 1080s will boost quite high on there own, you may be able to get another 100mhz or so on core clocks and several hundred on memory clocks.

    Plenty of good easy to follow ryzen overcloking guides out there.
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  3. Im buying if ffom someone and thats the cpu cooling hes using.. i guess i will do oc to the cpu but not to the gpu.. will it really show diffeence in gane like pubg? How much fps improvment if i will boost it to 3.9..?
    And yes im playing rn on 1080p
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  4. adarc8 said:
    Im buying if ffom someone and thats the cpu cooling hes using.. i guess i will do oc to the cpu but not to the gpu.. will it really show diffeence in gane like pubg? How much fps improvment if i will boost it to 3.9..?
    And yes im playing rn on 1080p


    If the CPU is not the bottleneck in PUBG then a cpu overclock will likely do little to nothing for performance in PUBG. What is your CPU and GPU usage when playing PUBG?
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  5. Dunlop0078 said:
    adarc8 said:
    Im buying if ffom someone and thats the cpu cooling hes using.. i guess i will do oc to the cpu but not to the gpu.. will it really show diffeence in gane like pubg? How much fps improvment if i will boost it to 3.9..?
    And yes im playing rn on 1080p


    If the CPU is not the bottleneck in PUBG then a cpu overclock will likely do little to nothing for performance in PUBG. What is your CPU and GPU usage when playing PUBG?



    If the CPU is a bottleneck because it's lightly threaded, then overclocking the CPU will help a lot. Raising the clock, and thus the IPC of the cores would alleviate it.


    Use HW Info or HW Monitor to monitor your CPU / GPU usage.
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  6. I will say, however, that it may be more advantageous to leave the CPU at stock clocks. AMD's boost feature, boosts the CPU clock on 1 or 2 cores to fairly decent clocks in order to combat lightly threaded programs. The user will just have to judge for himself if the boost function is applying enough clock to counteract the slightly weaker IPC inherent to the architecture.
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