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I was wondering what makes one CPU better over another for folding. Is the sandy bridge 2600K the best right or are there certain server CPU that is even better? This is just for my education - it is not like I can afford a $3000 CPU !
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I think the 2600k is the best single socket CPU currently available.
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Much of it comes down to architecture and core count, as well as how Stanford designs their clients. Currently the best bang for the buck CPU for folding is the 2500k, able to hit 40k+ in Linux, 30 or so in W7. The 2600k on the other hand can do 40k in Windows 7 and 50k+ in Linux.
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Originally Posted by Lampen View Post
Much of it comes down to architecture and core count, as well as how Stanford designs their clients. Currently the best bang for the buck CPU for folding is the 2500k, able to hit 40k+ in Linux, 30 or so in W7. The 2600k on the other hand can do 40k in Windows 7 and 50k+ in Linux.
My 2600k gets 52k in Windows
    
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My 2600k gets 52k in Windows
That's insane!
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Much of it comes down to architecture and core count, as well as how Stanford designs their clients. Currently the best bang for the buck CPU for folding is the 2500k, able to hit 40k+ in Linux, 30 or so in W7. The 2600k on the other hand can do 40k in Windows 7 and 50k+ in Linux.
Makes me want to try linux on the sig rig.
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990x gets about 65k....
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Hey, I'm a little new to this, I just installed linX is the gflops my score?
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990x gets about 65k....
Wow - 5Ghz on air? BTW is that 65K from Bigadv or SMP? Do you set it to only fold or do you run other stuff on the rig while it folds? I may hit you up with further questions about your 990x whenever I get around to setting mines up
    
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Hey, I'm a little new to this, I just installed linX is the gflops my score?
Thanks
For folding? I think you need to go here
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...l#post13175913
    
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