GIGABYTE Z370 Overclocking Guide | Page 3

One of the key areas where overclocking helps gaming is boosting the low/minimum FPS in games. It's those demanding moments in games with lots of action and textures that can cause a PC to momentarily slow down with FPS dipping to low digits under heavy load where CPU often needs to work very hard and running faster speed will improve FPS and gaming experience. Second important aspect of overclocking is combining a fast CPU with a high end GPU. After high end GPU is bottlenecked games such as PUBG are good examples of this type of behavior and having a fast CPU combined with a decent graphics card will leave you fragging without FPS dips. Overclocking gives you a free performance boost, why not give it a shot! Is my notebook processor comparable to my desktop processor? Desktops have much higher power requirements and better heat dissipation capabilities compared to notebooks. The same model processor in a desktop performs better than the mobile equivalent. CPU speed can have a impact on graphics performance and desktop CPUs will have superior performance because of that. What can I overclock? The most often overclocked components are the CPU, video card and memory. In this guide our focus is CPU overclocking. Disclaimer: Overclock at your own risk! Overclocking your CPU voids your warranty and it can also damage your CPU, especially if done incorrectly. 2