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Title says it all...I would imagine it would be the 1366/1155 i7's or the AMD Phenom x6. Just looking for confirmation.
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post #2 of 11
Its the 2600k @ around 5GHz doing bigadv

Although I have never seen the numbers for a 6 core AMD with the bigadv work around
    
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I'd say the 980x/990x would be the fastest folder 'cause of its 6 cores, but if you've not got loads of money to throw away, then a 2600k would be my choice.

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post #4 of 11
The 6-core Gulftowns are the best consumer chips for folding right now, taking OC into account. The 2600K gets a lot more PPD/$ though.
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post #5 of 11
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Just what I thought....now another "what if"...assuming Bulldozer will be an 8 core how do you think they will stack up?
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by AdmRose View Post
Just what I thought....now another "what if"...assuming Bulldozer will be an 8 core how do you think they will stack up?
only time will tell... The i7 970-990 and 2600k are the current ppd kings.
Edited by louze001 - 4/30/11 at 9:31am
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post #7 of 11
If a person already has a 1366 set up a 970 is the best PPD/$ at 4.2Ghz Which you can get with the stock heatsink with push pull fans you will get 64,000 PPD for around $570.00.
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If I run my 3 i7's 24/7 (with a few odd GX2 gpu's thrown in) it comes out to be right at 2.5 million points per month, and yes I can notice it on the power bill. I like to throw in another variable and that is the fact that the i7-930 is not so exotic or so expensive that my market for re-sale is not so restricted. What I mean is there are plenty of people that will spring for an i7-930 at 200.00 used, but you start getting up into 700.00+ chips (like a 980) and you may have to search for a while for a buyer. So for me the i7-930 is a good choice considering its output, price, and re-sale ability. If all you are considering is strictly ppd and nothing else matters,well then it falls quite a bit short of some of the other choices out there.
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post #9 of 11
For comparisons since I have both my 2600k @ 4.8Ghz gets 50k-52k PPD and the I7 970 @ 4.4Ghz gets 63k-65k PPD in Windows 7. I can say the I7 970 get around 15k PPD more than the 2600K.
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post #10 of 11
*Cough* AMD X6 1055T @ 4GHz *Cough*

Only jking, I'm gueesing it would be Intel lol
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