Originally Posted by Castiel
So what is the best mid range card that would be really good for folding? Like $100-$160?
If you can get one at a decent price, a GTX260 (216SP) is a great folder. It may not be not the most energy efficient, but it is very effective nonetheless. The following list is based on a 384pt Nvidia WU:
GTX280/285 (8000 PPD)
GTX 260 (216sp) (7000 PPD)
9800GTX+ (6200 PPD)
9800GTX (6000 PPD)
8800GTS 512 (5800 PPD)
8800GT/9800GT (4500 PPD)
8800GTS 320/640 (4000 PPD)
8800GS/9600GSO 384(avoid the 512mb or DDR2 versions) (3800 PPD)
*PPD based on highest stable overclocks. Shaders are the primary overclock for F@H.