Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by vaiopup, Oct 31, 2009.
What would be considered the best value Folding card.
Budget to lower-midrange
Yep. Get the 384mb 9600GSO. There's 3 different versions of the 9600GSO though, the best one has 96 shaders, 384MB (or 768MB) memory, and has a 192-bit memory bus. There's none on newegg, your best bet is asking around here to see if anyone has one they want to sell (I know newtekie1 was trying to sell a pair at one point, dunno if he ever got them sold or not)
Would either of these make a worthwhile contribution?
512MB XFX 9800 GT, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1400MHz GDDR3, GPU 550MHz, 112 Cores, 2xDL DVI-I/ HDTV
512MB Asus GTS 250, 2200MHz GDDR3, GPU 738 MHz, Shader 1836 MHz, 128 Cores.
or pay a lil more for
896MB XFX GTX 260 Standard 55nm, 2000MHz GDDR3, GPU 576 MHz, Shader 1242 MHz, 216 Cores
the 250 is the same thing as the 9800gt .. well almost ...
The 9800GT does around 5000PPD. The GTX 260 should be better, around 8000PPD if I recall.
How much for the 9800GT?
Just letting you know, you can grab up a 8800GTS 512MB off ebay. They are going for roughly $75-90 nowadays. They clear about 6k ppd.
I listed the first two as they are on sale at similar prices.
9800 GT £80.
GTS 250 £92.
GTS 260 £130
While a great suggestion, I feel that the 9800 GT EE (energy efficient) would have better performance per watt than the 8800GT (all 65nm). It doesn't need external PCIe power, and it is 55nm so it runs cooler, on top of the lower vcore of the EE version.
Based on performance and power consumption, I highlighted my recommendation I have 4 of those in one of my farms A little loud than usual though (only when you increase the fan speed).
Gonna have to study up some.
I am old school cpu kinda cruncher though I did Fold on a 1900xt til she croaked on me
The Asus 250 is on offer this weekend for £76.
Will hold off for a few more opinions then consider a purchase
Comes with WoW game----yeah as if I'd waste a gpu on gaming
Go for it! That's actually pretty good.
I may well do......runs off to decide what rig to put it in.
Need a PCI express socket yes?
Definite yes it will require one.
Actually I am planning a Q6600 build in an Asus P5K-VM matx board.
Can use the card in that to override onboard gpu
The GTS250 is the best deal and it's 55nm for slightly better efficiency. I have GTS250's that average 6700-7000 ppd with a solid overclock. Dependent on the cooler design, you may have to run the fan speed @ 70%+.
Here it is
Any more feedback before I spend any money?
Thats a good price...if only their shipping costs weren't so much..~£20 to post to Northern Ireland
I get free shipping
Or at least I used to.....soon find out
Yeah they are a good site for parts, it's just the shipping that kills it for me.
Can't be any worse than Overgangsters though
True...lol, they shaft you on all prices though
"Welcome to Overgangsters~we will not be beaten on price.......Higher than anyone else, guaranteed!!!"
actually thinking about it energy efficiency actually matters a lot to a cruncher/folder
as the pc will be most likely on 24/7
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