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not much price difference? there is nearly a £100 price difference.

and the extra 4 thread give you less than 5% extra performance.

I thought multithreading made a significant difference in ppd?
     
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Does it matter what linux distro? Can we use Fedora?
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Am I missing something here? Aren't Radeon GPUs the best for computational analysis like this? I know for other distributed computing they are much much more efficient and used to be for F@H too. From what I remember about my stats was that even a Nvidia 8800GTS 512 was worth more PPD than my overclocked q9400 by a long shot.
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lool... I have been folding 24/7 since start of chimp challenge with the v7 folding client with big adv, and there is very little noise and heat between my graphics card and cpu crunching away ........
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post #35 of 37
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Am I missing something here? Aren't Radeon GPUs the best for computational analysis like this? I know for other distributed computing they are much much more efficient and used to be for F@H too. From what I remember about my stats was that even a Nvidia 8800GTS 512 was worth more PPD than my overclocked q9400 by a long shot.
ATI cards are still somewhat low in the points generated as they are not as well supported as the nvidia cards which use cuda which is much better supported. There have been gains for ati in v7, but I *think* they are still way behind the 'equivalent' nvidia cards in terms of ppd.

Because of the bonus points system, cpu folding is worth more than nvidia gpu folding if you're doing bigadv and getting bonuses for finishing before the preferred deadline. For example an overclocked 2600k should easily get 50K ppd, but a gtx 460 can get about 9-10K if not overclocked. In terms of ppd/$ and ppd/watt the 2600k beats almost everything.
     
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post #36 of 37
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Does it matter what linux distro? Can we use Fedora?
I would have thought fedora should be fine, redhat/centos are fine, and they are related to fedora I believe?
     
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Grab a gt 430 as a graphic card. Cheap, quiet and nets another 4.2k ppd when oeverclocked. Power efficient as well.
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