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It might be worth it in the long run, though. If you're going to be running WCG for a while, that's a fair bit of savings you can earn over time with undervolting. Less power use also means less heat generated, too. When you're doing it with, what, 4 rigs? Might be worth the time investment. Even if you make 0 points for an entire week, after that it's smooth sailing. When you want your rigs to be efficient, it's worth looking into.
 
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Since I'm planing to replace my daily rig with something from this century I began to test/measure my old gear so I had some numbers to compare the new PC with. To my surprise one of my old X58s (W3670 = i7 970) on Linux only took 205 W running 3.875 MHz. 12 threads is 12k on a good day. My similar but water cooled Windows "powered" does 6k on 10 threads. That takes 215 W. Again a small OC is involved. My two similar 2700Xs takes 190 and 200 W at stock which in my case is 3950 MHz all cores. They will do 25k on a pure Zika diet, 12k on MIP.

My surprise was not so much the points but the small difference in power consumption. Sure the new stuff running the right type of WCG is way more efficient but for basic computation the AMDs doesn't blow the old Intels away.

Let's hope that the promised better energy efficiency and higher IPC holds true for 3900/3950X since that's were I'm heading.
 

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This is roughly pulling 18-19k points per hour.
 
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This is roughly pulling 18-19k points per hour.
Is this with HT on now?? ;) I'm thinking you might mean 18k to 19k WCG points not Boinc? Impressive stuff mind :D
 
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Is this with HT on now?? ;) I'm thinking you might mean 18k to 19k WCG points not Boinc? Impressive stuff mind :D
Yeah WCG points, HT is on and it's undervolted : P
 

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Yeah WCG points, HT is on and it's undervolted : P
Awesome :D :D So the AIO isn't quite at melting point just yet?? :D :D

Was testing something last night that surprised me, but sadly that was not quite as fast as I had hoped... A bit more than a Ryzen 6 core but not masses sadly :(
 
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Was testing something last night that surprised me, but sadly that was not quite as fast as I had hoped... A bit more than a Ryzen 6 core but not masses sadly :(
Yeah Ryzen is the best choice perf/watt, this CPU is a beast in any and every other workload I've ran with it : )
Awesome :D :D So the AIO isn't quite at melting point just yet?? :D :D
Not yet, stock is doable, but I felt as if an undervolt would work better and provide better perf/watt
Maybe running Linux would increase output by a large amount.
 
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Yeah Ryzen is the best choice perf/watt, this CPU is a beast in any and every other workload I've ran with it : )

Not yet, stock is doable, but I felt as if an undervolt would work better and provide better perf/watt
Maybe running Linux would increase output by a large amount.
Not maybe, it will increase a lot if you choose the right project (OpenZika).


Edit: I'm down to zero watt per rig these days. My power is off and I'm 15 hours away from the HFI relay / RCCB - Residual Current Circuit Breaker or what it is called in English, lightning took it all. OK I only had two laptops and my 28k PPD Linux/2700X running.
 
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Yeah Ryzen is the best choice perf/watt, this CPU is a beast in any and every other workload I've ran with it : )

Not yet, stock is doable, but I felt as if an undervolt would work better and provide better perf/watt
Maybe running Linux would increase output by a large amount.
Linux and AMD CPUs are definitely a hard combo to beat.. I'm very much looking forward to the day I can replace my 2600km E3-1245 V3 and my 6700k with either Ryzen or some more Xeon's :) Just seems daft not to since I have things here I can make use of, why not make use of them? :)

I love making the most of the hardware I have here, since I have free electric when the suns out, why the heck not :D I think most CPUs are also best at stock or very nearly too it.. I only run my 5960X a bit above stock when it comes to volts, but the clock speed is an extra 1.20Ghz per thread, that can't be bad can it? :)
 
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I'm starting to retire my Sandy/Ivy era rigs and try to stick to anything Haswell or newer.

Easier to just sell off the old cpu's and buy some Ryzen instead.
 
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I'm starting to retire my Sandy/Ivy era rigs and try to stick to anything Haswell or newer.

Easier to just sell off the old cpu's and buy some Ryzen instead.
Welcome to TPU!:toast:
 
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I'm starting to retire my Sandy/Ivy era rigs and try to stick to anything Haswell or newer.

Easier to just sell off the old cpu's and buy some Ryzen instead.
Welcome to TPU :)

I'll be doing the same with my few quad cores, why have quad cores using 75% of the power of octo cores?? :) I'll be retiring mine whenever I can eventually afford it :)
 
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Yep, it's also a pain to manage multiple boxes. Especially not worth it for only dual cores. I need to try and sell off the Dell server I have while I can still get a few bucks for it. Running a big tower server just for 4-cores really isn't worth it.

edit: Also I set my WCG username in my forum account prefs but that doesn't seem to have done anything. Maybe because I'm not a member of TPU team there?
 

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Yep, it's also a pain to manage multiple boxes. Especially not worth it for only dual cores. I need to try and sell off the Dell server I have while I can still get a few bucks for it. Running a big tower server just for 4-cores really isn't worth it.

edit: Also I set my WCG username in my forum account prefs but that doesn't seem to have done anything. Maybe because I'm not a member of TPU team there?
Definitely not, sadly anything other than some newer CPUs such as a 6700k or the Ryzen's do tend to really bring any decent points without big power usages. I have some X58 kit that I use when the solar is working nicely and let that chew 400w+ for 24 threads (dual Xeon's) but even then that will produce half the points that my Ryzen 1700X does, whilst using less than 180w of power.. Times have definitely changed now :(

It might take a little while to sync, you can change your team you crunch for to TPU if you wish? (Unless you have already?)
 
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