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F@H GPU2 Performance

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by infrared, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. infrared New Member

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    Hey all,

    I'm starting this thread for everybody who is contributing to Folding@Home with a GPU, so that we can help get the best performance out of our cards. I plan to keep track of contributors' Graphics cards, and the PPD being generated, like a scoreboard. This will make it easier to tell if your card is performing as it should be, and if it's not then we can help you figure out why.

    Please visit the official TPU Folding@Home thread for info on Folding@Home, and how to get started if you are interested, please don't ask stuff like "What is Folding@Home" in this thread.

    To work out your 'PPD', you will need to download FahMon. EDIT - Please ensure FahMon is set to calculate your PPD rating by the 'Last 3 Frames'. This option is found by clicking FahMon>Preferences>Monitoring.

    Ok, lets get things rolling:

    You will need to include screenshots of CPUZ, GPUZ and FahMon. Please use alt+Prt Scrn and add the image as an Attachment (click 'Go Advanced', it's the paperclip at the top)

    To get added to the list, please start your post with "ADD THIS", so i can easily identify new additions. Please copy/paste my info below and edit the details.

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    PPD Rankings
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    Kursah_7975_5504_NV_GTX260_666/1436/1200_180.10_Vista64_e8500@4.0GHz

    mep916_7975_5506_NV_GTX280_700/1507/1250_177.84_Vista64_q9450@3.4GHz

    dadi_oh_7540_5016_NV_GTX260_783/1566/1250_177.98_XP32_q6600@3.52GHz

    sneekypeet_6689_5016_NV_9800GTX_802/2005/1201_178.13_Vista64_e7200@3.88GHz

    mmaakk_6,583_5506_NV_9800GT_810/1944/1000_178.24_XP32_x6800@Stock

    sneekypeet_5760_5016_NV_9800GTX_Stock Clocks_178.13_Vista64_e7200@3.88GHz

    xazraelx_5681_5506_NV_8800GT 512MB_701/1696/976_177.84_Vista64_e6750@3.2GHz

    infrared_5529_5016_NV_8800GTS 640MB_701/1623/1051_177.98_Vista64_e8400@4.05GHz

    Bow_5681_5506_NV_8800GT 512MB_725/1750/875_178.13_Vista32_q6600@3.0ghz

    infrared_4189_5016_NV_8800GTS 640MB_Stock Clocks_177.98_Vista64_e8400@4.05GHz

    Lopez0101_2870_4742_ATI_HD 4850_Stock Clocks_8.9_Vista32_q6600@3.12GHz

    oily_17_2049_4743_ATI_3870_Stock clocks_8.5_Vista32_Opty165@2.8GHz


    Ok, This isn't so much a competition, so please make sure overclocks are stable.

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    Last edited: Oct 19, 2008
  2. ghost101

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    How much load is put on the cpu purely by the gpu client?
  3. infrared New Member

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    Not a lot. It's using between 6-9% on mine, but on my old xp install it was using 50% (one core). I'm not sure if it's updated drivers, or newer client that fixed it.

    I've got the gpu2 client set as "Slightly Higher" priority, and the SMP client on "idle".

    See screenshot attached :)

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  4. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Points Per Day = 5760
    Project = 5016
    Graphics Card = Zotac 9800GTX 675/1100/1688 (core/memory/shaders)
    Graphics Driver = 178.13
    Operating System = Vista Ultimate x64
    Processor = Intel E7200 M0@ 3.88ghz

    fahmon_9800GTX_stock.jpg fahmon_CPU-z.jpg fahmon_GPU-z_stock.jpg
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    Points Per Day = 2869.53
    Project = 4742
    Graphics Card = Sapphire HD 4850 625/993
    Graphics Driver = 8.9
    Operating System = Vista Home Premium x32
    Processor = Intel Q6600 B3 @ 3.15Ghz

    My points per day seems kind of low but I haven't been running the FahMon for very long.

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  6. infrared New Member

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    No probs, you can update it later if your ppd increases.

    Trying clicking FahMon > Preferences, and changing the "calculate ppd based on" to "Last 3 frames". :)

    Might also be that you're folding a different Project. IDK if ATI cards are assigned different ones though.
  7. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    ADD THIS TOO!!!!!

    Points Per Day = 6689
    Project = 5016
    Graphics Card = Zotac 9800GTX 802/1201/2005 (core/memory/shaders)
    Graphics Driver = 178.13
    Operating System = Vista Ultimate x64
    Processor = Intel E7200 M0@ 3.88ghz

    CPU-Z is the same as the previous run.

    fahmon_9800GTX_OC.jpg

    fahmon_GPU-z_OC.jpg
  8. infrared New Member

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    Wow... I want one!

    Hurry up ppl with 260/280's, can't have this guy 1st AND 2nd!

    EDIT:

    Adding a stock entry for myself.

    ADD THIS

    Points Per Day = 4189
    Project = 5016
    Graphics Card = EVGA 8800GTS 640MB @ 513/1250/792 (Core/Shaders/Mem)
    Graphics Driver = 177.98
    Operating System = Vista Ultimate x64
    Processor = Intel e8400 e0 @ 4.05ghz

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  9. Kursah

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    I'll post my results later this week for sure...FAH Mon has been acting funny..PPD's haven't changed from 4.4k on the 9600GT and 7.2k on the gtx260, whether OC'd or not...I'm gonna do a fresh uninstall and re-install. I also do performance based on all frames instead of last 3 to get a better idea of what my true average is (iirc). I've seen as high as 8.5k and as low as 5.5k on the 260 and 3.6-6.4k on the 9600GT iirc, depending on WU and clock speeds.

    Like I said, later this week or weekend I'll have some screenies for ya! Don't think I'll take first, but I'll donate so people can get an idea of what kind of PPD's they should expect.

    :toast:
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    Thanks Kursah! That'd be great.
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    Since you changed yours to stock clocks I figured I'd let you know the numbers I posted for my 4850 are the stock speeds. I haven't had much luck OC'ing my 4850.
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    Just watercooled my card so I was able to increase my OC.

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  13. infrared New Member

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    Thanks dadi_oh. Those 260's are awesome!
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    Points Per Day = 5681
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    Graphics Card = EVGA 8800GT 512MB @ 702/1696/1952(976*2) (Core/Shaders/Mem)
    Graphics Driver = 7.15.11.7781
    Operating System = Vista Ultimate x64
    Processor = Intel e6750 @ 3.2ghz

    I'm not going to list my 9600GSO, seeing as how it's running at stock speeds and on a 4x pci express slot instead of x16.

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    @ infrared....you have my stock clock in the over clocked score line.....should be 802/1201/2005
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    Fixed :)
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    You forgot me =( I feel so left out....
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  18. infrared New Member

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    woops, sorry! :slap: <me
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    make sure people have FAHMon calculate PPD by last frame only, otherwise you'll inevitably have people posting lower than actual PPDs due to down time (shutting down computer, etc) as the default setting is to base it on when the WU was downloaded
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  21. infrared New Member

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    Thanks, i'll add that to the first post.

    If anyone who is already on the scoreboard wishes to update thier score after changing the ppd update setting in FahMon, please edit your post and send me a PM.

    Thanks
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    Didn't know that, thanks.
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    Points Per Day = 1502
    Project = 4732
    Graphics Card = Sapph 3870@stock for 24/7 running
    Graphics Driver = Cat 8.?? I think .5 (to lazy to update to newer)
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    Been off and on for the last week or so... but slightly lower than I thought....My Athlon64 4000+ running the console must add about 600-700ppd.

    Mine has just finished a work unit on a 3870 @ stock...so will edit this post in a few hours to include my results, but I think it will be about 1700ppd.. no where near the rest of you all.

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    sounds about right...I think the best I did was like 2500PPD way Oc'd. ATI just cant compare now with folding.
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    Thanks oily, I was hoping to get a few more of the lower scores in here too, so this will be useful.

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