Originally Posted by sLowEnd
I dunno man. The GTX460 768mb looks like a much better value for folding to me.
On the low end, I can get a GTX 450 for around $110 and GTX 460 for $180. For 2 GTX 250, I only spend an extra $40, but I get 168 more processor cores.
$130 (MSRP) / 192 cores = $0.68 per core
$170 (Current) / 216 cores = $0.79 per core
Not to mention that every company has clearly shown the cards can be OCed fairly easily, but all put the price too close to the GTX 460. I am banking that the initial release will have very low sales numbers as most people will just go, "Zotac AMP for $160. For $10 I can get a GTX 460 which is 20 to 30% faster." Since this is true, they will be forced to either lower the price of the OCed units or release stock cards at around the $110 I mentioned before. Then you can just OC them yourself.
$110 (projection) / 192 cores = $0.57 per core