Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.
I might pick up another one later, but one is enough for now IMO. It's already way overkill for gaming, and I'd rather put the money towards another WCG system
Passed the 10 Million milestone today.
I guess I'm tooting my own horn, but that's old news! http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2677837&postcount=4198
Summer really decimated the team's Folding production Once this weather changes I will definitely be kicking back up.
Are the Nvidia 6 series cards doing anything special PPD wise, or are the 5 series cards still the better bet?
I think the GTX 680 only gets ~18K, so 470-580 cards are probably still best.
Depends on WU. I get 18 or 24, mostly 18.
Can i fold with my GMA 950?
No, thank you. Nvidia 8800 and newer, AMD/ATI 6xxx and newer.
AMD/ATI 6xxx and newer...is that why my 4000's no longer get assignments?
yes it is
Don't you mean HD5xxx and newer
Yeah, it is 5xxx and newer as they support OpenCL. The 4xxx and lower cards only support ATI CAL (Stream) and Stanford is no longer supporting those.
On the NVIDIA side, anything from the ancient 8xxx series or above will do, but 400+ series will get you the new WUs.
What's the most energy efficient folding card these days? I have a gtx260 and a 8800gts in my closet, and was debating throwing the 260 in my server and folding on it, but it's old tech and dumps out more heat and uses more power than a newer card would. I'm toying with the idea of selling the 8800 and the 260, then using those funds to buy a more efficient card. Maybe a gts 450?
GTX 590, GTX 560Ti, and then anything from the GTX 4xx, 5xx's.
How about one of these?:http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168753
Yeah, one of buck's 460s looks like a good choice. Maybe 10w more than the 450, but it has loads more shaders. I'll see what I can do selling off my 260 and 8800 512 and see if I can pick up a 460 either from buck or somewhere else if his stock runs out before I get there
is there much diff folding wise between the 6850 vs 6950? price wise theres like a $40-50 diff but not worries about that.
story- I have the 6950 and got a trade offer for the 6850 and a few other things. I'm basically wondering if I'll see a drop in ppd by going backwards a lil. I don't game on it at all but I may move the card to a diff rig in the future and may actually use that rig one day.
The GTX460 is happily folding away, I'm pulling ~11k PPD on the 5187pt WUs and about ~14k on the 5757pt ones:
Those 460's are still pretty decent. good ppd/price/performance. I did a lil moving around with my gpu's but now they're getting the lower projects even after I disabled folding completely and reconfigured them to the new card. Maybe due to a it loading a log file from the previous gpu. Not sure on that. Maybe someone can confirm that for me.
I'm pretty happy with it, it's reasonably quiet, does good PPD, cost $90, is amazing for games, and is running at ~70c ATM. Might have to get a 2nd at some point
2 in sli and x2 the ppd is pretty sweet. Just watch out for the top card running 15c+ hotter lol. I didn't like it so I split them up.
we're the only 2 ppl rocking these from Buck lol. It was an awesome deal. Now i'm running a pair of evga 460's. gonna look my board specs and see what the lane speeds are. I might put them back if I can skip a slot so top card can get better air. I tried sli in gaming but it was horrible artifacting so not sure there.
Is there any difference in running one card ppd vs sli ppd?
^^^Not that I have seen
I'm going to be down about 30K points for a while. I'm selling my EVGA 460 1GB to a friend who wants something good, and the Gigabyte 460 768MB I bought a while ago is about dead and either blank screens or BSODs (code 116) the computer it is running in.
Contacted Buck Nasty to see about grabbing a pair of his 460s, and maybe we can make a deal.
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