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We still have that pending "phase out" of gpu2 to keep stored somewhere in the back of your mind.
Is there any source to confirm this info?
I was going to buy a water block for the 9800GT in my spare rig, but will change that plan if gpu2 is going away.
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I think I was the source of that.

As it is, PG have said that they intend to drop support for GPU2 for the 3/4 series ATi GPUs in September (though that date may be extended).

It's expected that they will drop support for all FahCore_11 WUs at that stage (all GPU2 WUs), and that the 8/9/200 series nVidia GPUs will move over to the OpenCL GPU3 client, which will give lower PPD. How much lower, we don't know, but it's expected to be in the 10-15% range.
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Thanks Zodak, if I'll still be able to fold on the 9800GT, I guess I'll go ahead and get the water block for it.
I'm doing a mod of my unused H70 cooler to take care of the CPU and GPU cooling in that rig, with a spare MCR220 radiator instead of the H70 radiator.
It's about to get real crowded inside that little HP Pavilion mini tower case, lol.
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I think I was the source of that.

As it is, PG have said that they intend to drop support for GPU2 for the 3/4 series ATi GPUs in September (though that date may be extended).

It's expected that they will drop support for all FahCore_11 WUs at that stage (all GPU2 WUs), and that the 8/9/200 series nVidia GPUs will move over to the OpenCL GPU3 client, which will give lower PPD. How much lower, we don't know, but it's expected to be in the 10-15% range.
If that means my GT 240s won't be paperweights in 6 months I'm happy then. I can live with 3,500 or so.

I think if I were running things, I'd cut GPU2 WUs for the NVidia cards now, and force them all to do GPU3 WUs. That way the 3/4 series ATI cards can fold whatever units they still have left over the next couple of years, and overall the project will get more work done. But I guess it depends whether getting more overall computation done is more important than getting the GPU2 WUs completed quicker...
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If that means my GT 240s won't be paperweights in 6 months I'm happy then. I can live with 3,500 or so.

I think if I were running things, I'd cut GPU2 WUs for the NVidia cards now, and force them all to do GPU3 WUs. That way the 3/4 series ATI cards can fold whatever units they still have left over the next couple of years, and overall the project will get more work done. But I guess it depends whether getting more overall computation done is more important than getting the GPU2 WUs completed quicker...
While FahCore_11 WUs are all for GPU2, that doesn't mean ATi and nVidia get the same WUs.
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While FahCore_11 WUs are all for GPU2, that doesn't mean ATi and nVidia get the same WUs.
ah - fair enough. The last ATI card I owned was a Rage XL - so I've no idea what units the 3/4 series get...
post #17 of 18
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I think I was the source of that.

As it is, PG have said that they intend to drop support for GPU2 for the 3/4 series ATi GPUs in September (though that date may be extended).

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So this means that the newer AMD GPUs (5xxx/6xxx) will get only FahCore_16 WUs? That means our PPD will go up right?
 
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We hope.
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