The future is now with EVGA PrecisionX 16. This software allows you to fine tune your graphics card, including GPU Clock Offsets, Memory Clock Offsets, Fan Speed, voltage and much more.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (112 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 19, 2014
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December 22

EVGA PrecisionX 16 Back on Steam!

EVGA PrecisionX 16 is now available on Steam. Version 5.2.7 is the latest release with below updates:

Version 5.2.7
Release: 12/18/2014

  • Different profiles can now use the same hotkey
  • "OK" and "Back" buttons are now redefined as follows:
  • "Back" to retrieve original value
  • "OK" to save new value
  • When hardware monitor is enlarged PrecisionX will automatically default to clock setting page.

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About This Software

The future is now with EVGA PrecisionX 16. This software allows you to fine tune your graphics card, including GPU Clock Offsets, Memory Clock Offsets, Fan Speed, voltage and much more. This latest version of PrecisionX has been revamped with a new GUI, new OSD (On-Screen Display) features, improved voltage and pixel clock control, integrated Steam Achievements and more. True enthusiasts know to go with the number one choice for GeForce overclocking; EVGA PrecisionX 16.

    Key Features
  • GPU, Memory and Voltage Control
  • Power Target Control
  • Pixel Clock Overclocking – OC your refresh rate!
  • Integrated Steam Achievements
  • Frame Rate Target Control
  • Custom Fan Control/Fan Curve
  • System Tray Reporting Support
  • Profiling system allowing up to 10 profiles with hotkey
  • Robust monitoring including ingame OSD with 64 and 32bit support
  • In game screenshot hotkey supports BMP and JPG formats
  • Support for wireless Bluetooth overclocking via custom Android app

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX TITAN, 900, 700, 600 series recommended
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
80 of 96 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
A big step back from the previous, non-Steam version. Poorly thought out Steam implementation for those like me who leave Precision running at all times, achievements that will probably lead a less-knowledgeable person to burn out their video card, buggy OSD monitoring (check out Assassin's Creed 1 with it running - transparent walls everywhere), and removed features from previous versions (why can't I monitor via my Logitech LCD anymore?) make this a pass. Find yourself a v4.2.whatever and install that instead.
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138 of 191 people (72%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
I got a few Achievements out of it but i'm really scared of destroying my graphics card to mess about with it anymore.
It's FREE so I can imagine alot of kids downloading it and overclock their graphics card, maxing out everything in the belief that it will run the latest Call of Duty or something.
This thing is actually kind of dangerous because it actively encourage you to damage your system by baiting you with Achievements.
But ya know... there is that Call of Duty kid thing I mentioned... so yeah get it! Fry your card!
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57 of 71 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
I've always used Precision. But having this in Steam is not a good idea in my opinion.

#1 reason: You can not close Steam down unless you close Precision first.

This should be run outside of Steam. Unless you are looking for bragging right achievments I guess....

EVGA Precision is a good piece of software, I just can't agree with it being run through Steam. So I give this version, the middle finger.
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67 of 91 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
This is a GPU readout & overclocking tool
(only for NVIDIA graphic cards)
Highly recommended for SLI users - to see if both/three/four GPUs are actually working. BUT only the non-steam version!!!

Cons:
- U have to close Precision to be able to close steam
- GPU Snyc does not work properly (2different GTX460s)
- no max GPU/MEM Clock setting (e.g. 840MHz)
=> it's a GPU/MEM Clock offset, now (e.g. +160MHz)
- worse than predecessor
- ingame OSD doesn't work in some games
- no AMD/Ati support
- OC Beginners don't do achievement hunting!!!

Pros:
+ ingame OSD
+ GPU/Mem clock readouts
(fps, temps, gpu scaling, clocks, fan,...)
+ GPU/Mem overclocking
+ FPS limiter
+ take screenshots (also from desktop)
+ achievements (if U know what you're doing!)

STEAM WON'T SHUTDOWN, IF A STEAM RELATED PROGRAM IS RUNNING! Just stay with PrecisionX 4.2.1...
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
68.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
I recommend PrecisionX, alongside HWMonitor basic 32-bit edition (available on cnet.com), as virtually the only tools I use to dial in games. They are not miracle workers and require a little knowledge to define your own goals, but once you're able, the entire process is simple and scalable to any reasonable hardware profile. I play all PC games at my native 1920x1080 120Hz and hold a locked frame rate to stay competitive/ immersed. What that frame rate is depends on what genre of game and the hardware I can throw at it. Primarily, I play multi-player, first-person-shooters, which rely on the highest framerates you can attain and lock steadily without any interference to reflex and muscle memory. With another type of game, a city builder like SimCity, I don’t mind the fewer frames, still locked mind you, but pouring on the candy a little. Both are set up using the feedback and control of the same two programs.

In the real world we have our investments, not every computer can run a game at max settings without severely punishing it or some tremendous hits on performance. It’s the wrong way to go about things. PC gaming is the freedom to prioritize when sacrifices must be made and they will be made as time marches on and your technology's timer ticks away. I can assure you this combination of tools with that little base knowledge will give you a much better experience than the defaults and other arbitrary changes you’ve been accustomed to. Add to that the confidence of keeping heat in check, good health for a 5 year run if your build is on point.

My current computer will reach a cross-road before too long due to the eventual sliding scale started the day I built it in late 2010, but after an upgrade this past July, from an EVGA GTX480 to a used GTX660ti, I’ve gotten a second wind. Anyone who knows me understands my frustrations with performance at the launch of COD Ghosts, but I’ll be damned if that 480 didn’t have me at native res pinned to 50fps. Too much had to be sacrificed reaching that mark and it fell short of a competitive level. Now I’m at a static 91fps with much better filtering, smoothed out a ton to my expectations of performance, and I’ve arrived at the best case scenario for an honest dependable build with the same tools.

I’ve listed my current computer specs below with a link to another system I'd build for myself given the means. Every piece of both those puzzles were carefully thought out and it’s not to say there aren’t other solutions out there… but mine served me well for nearly 4 years and the latter would, in my hands, be the destroyer of worlds. At both ends of the spectrum PrecisionX and HWMonitor would have it under safe logical limits, just on different scales. That’s my definition of powerful tools. Less is more, use your resources wisely.

Newegg Spec Dream Machine. My personal choice as "The destroyer of worlds" :D

CPU - i7 950 1366 socket (CPU up in Asus bios clocked to i7975 3.33GHz) w/ Zalman cnps 9900 Cooler
MOBO - Asus Rampage III Extreme
RAM - Corsair 6x2GB Tri-Channel PC3 12800 1600 Dominator GT RAM (full kit w/ cooler)
GPU - GTX660 Ti 2GB w/ EVGA Precision X 16.0 tuning
HDD - Western Digital Velociraptor 10k RPM 300GB
PSU - Corsair Pro Series AX1200
CASE - Cooler Master HAF X 942 w/ 8x case fans
MONITOR - Acer GD235HZ 120Hz 2ms response 24”
OS - Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 retail pkg

It's my intension to create a community guide to aid people utilizing this tool in a careful and effective manner under the philosophy of frames over fluff, to a degree, and when it's called for. Until then, here are some screen shots of the game settings I used in Ghosts as a reference, achieving 91 locked and smooth frames. DO NOT BLINDLY MIMIC THESE SETTINGS. They were generated using my hardware and might harm your computer trying to follow suit.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=292588200
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=292588672
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=292588895
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
271.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Noobs and those who are noobs but refuse to admit it. Please, Please, PLEASE, DO NOT try to "earn" all the achievments associated with this program at the cost of your GPU. Your parents will be displeased, as will you when you realize what you've done.
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Definitely a downgrade from version 4.2.1 with many problems coming with the update, including:

Having to close the software before being able to close Steam
Having the app constantly show as your status while it's running in the background
Broken feature implementation (OSD, etc)

Achievement hunters may also be putting their system at risk by attempting dangerous procedures to complete them

I reverted back to 4.2.1 almost immediately.
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34 of 49 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
My OC experience isn't huge, but it's well versed enough with better benchmarking tools. EVGA PrecisionX 15 isn't bad, it sports a number of features that you'd only find individually in several less user-friendly ones. That said, it's monitoring appears to be vague and some slightly off. It also crashed my screen out upon adjusting the voltage settings - not 100% as to why but it's an issue I’ve not encounter with other OC software.

If you've got a machine to beat up, go for it. If you respect your hardware enough to want to ensure its longevity, don't use this tool. The achievements aren't worth your hardware - but they are worth the e-peen gain and our amusement.

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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
WOW, I just got done reading the posts on the community forum and it is very disturbing. If you don't know what this program is or how to use it properly, do not, I repeat DO NOT play with this. Bad idea to put this on steam for some 10 year old to blow up their parents computer, lol. Don't get me wrong, I love the software but it has no place on here.

† USE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK YOUNG MAN! WARNED! †

UNBELIEVABLE ACHIEVEMENT
Reach 2000MHz or higher GPU clock <<<<<Oh Lord!
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
94.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
After reading the reivews, I am convinced no one on steam knows how to overclock. Wow guys.
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Got blue screen of death as soon as I launched it.

11/10, Would love to blow up my PC.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Of course the software itself is recommendable but the lesson I take from this is: Don't ever get software like this on Steam, especially if it's free anyways. By "software like this" I mean programs that are supposed to be constantly running in the background. The problem is, as long as PrecisionX (launched by Steam) is running, you can't close Steam and your Status will be "playing EVGA PrecisionX" which of course makes zero sense to have this displayed to your friends all the time.

I have to admit I did play around with the settings in order to find out how many of the achievements I could get. But in all seriousness I would have no reason to complain right now had I bricked my graphics card in the process.

So stay safe and install this software the regular way from the Internet.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
They even brought some achievements for us. So why the hell you still don't use it? It's a good time to, y'know.
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
[WARNING]
Comes with a mysterious other piece of software called "PrecisionX Server". I can't find any information about what information this thing collects, where it's sending it, or what function it serves with regards to the root program.

When you click on the server, a mysterious pop-up window arrives with no information -- just a set of "OK" and "Cancel" buttons.

I would never recommend ANY software for your system that wasn't fully explained.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
the is one of the best products to use with Evga hardware.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
VGA Burning Simulator 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
all achievements equals no graphics card lol
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
181.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
works great
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Currently Non Funtional on my end would wait awhile till the dev's get the bugs out .. got BSOD a few times had to reset my Cmos , great that they added a bunch of stuff to it to make it more streamline but .. yeah avoid it
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
so i have EVGA's gtx580 3gb (you know the one that shipped with random voltage settings and crashes on dx11 randomly) ive used MSI after burner and Precision X to lock the voltage to 1.025mvs? yeah anyways something like that just a bump up so it wont crash my games. so i was interested in this newer steam version. INSTANTLY REGRETED DOING IT. it wasnt able to lock voltage at startup for me and i had to launch from steam if i wanted to use it to lock voltage causing steam to be conflicted about what i was doing or trying to play or not letting me launch a game at all. The older v4.2xxx seemed to have a less confusing interface about what was turned on and off. So after a ton of removal issues and deleted profile rebuilding i should be good using the older version again. Also seems that after deleting local content there are still file in the steam app folder that cannot be removed

for my uses a none steam version that runs always in the background is the only way to go. just trying this out cause me a ton of headaches :/
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