As far as I am aware the Pi 3's CPU is currently not overclockable, its maximum clock speed is set at 1.2GHz.

But what about overclocking the GPU? Is it even possible? And would I see performance gains in applications like playing games?


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Yes it is possible to overclock the GPU and yes , this leads to a performance improvement.

Look at following resources:

  • Official overclocking overview here

  • example config.txt settings here.

Please don't forget that overclocking is a gamble , your Pi might not be overclockable , crash and corrupt SD cards.

Active cooling is highly advisable while overclocking the Pi3 :

picture of heat distribution on a RPi3

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