Wednesday, May 26th 2010

Latest Folding@Home GPU3 Core Extends Support to GeForce 400 Series

The latest Folding@Home GPU client core released by Pande Group adds support for NVIDIA's latest GeForce 400 Series GPUs, using the NVIDIA CUDA GPU compute technology. Dubbed GPU3 core, this beta release of the Folding@Home client core packs several optimizations to harness the new GPUs. Apart from GeForce 400 Series, the core supports the full range of GPUs, although the developers don't recommend using it with ATI GPUs, as the software doesn't offer any advantage, and could instead be buggy. They are, however, working on improving the software for ATI GPUs. The graphical and console clients using this core can be downloaded from here.
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8 Comments on Latest Folding@Home GPU3 Core Extends Support to GeForce 400 Series

#1
a_ump
Is there better support to make use of AMD's HD 4XXX/5XXX series yet? they get past the 320core thing or w/e?
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#2
slyfox2151
has anyone tested this on there GTX470/80?

whats the PPD on one of those? ^^
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DanishDevil
So it looks to be around 11-12,000 PPD. My GTX 285s pulled almost 10,000. I was honestly hoping for a lot bigger of a jump than that.
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bogmali
DanishDevil said:
So it looks to be around 11-12,000 PPD. My GTX 285s pulled almost 10,000. I was honestly hoping for a lot bigger of a jump than that.
It actually depends on your shader clocks, OCd version pull more PPD. There is a data sheet HERE that has been collected from users over at OCN just to give an idea how much PPD increase.
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[Ion]
WCG Team Assistant
DanishDevil said:
So it looks to be around 11-12,000 PPD. My GTX 285s pulled almost 10,000. I was honestly hoping for a lot bigger of a jump than that.
I'd say the results are pretty good considering it's a beta client that's been out less than 3 days now...presumably they'll just get better, especially with OCs
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DanishDevil
This is true. I neglected the fact that it's a beta client.
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