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So I was pretty happy with my 5770 1GB gaming wise, but I got addicted to folding in the middle of the Chimp Challenge. So I was pretty bummed about my 2000 PPD average with the 5770. Overclocked I managed to get upwards of 3000, but meh.

So...

Today I picked a EVGA GTX 460 SC 1GB dirt cheap and it's pulling 10,700 PPD out of the box! I haven't tried to overclock her yet, but man I'm excited. And what's great is that my games look even better.

I'll probably still keep the 5770 as a backup, but I'm about half crazy to get a SLI board and another 460 (or two) right now! Yeeehaw!
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The 5770 should get way more than 2K PPD stock, my 9600GT gets >2K.
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Do the new core 16 WUs work on the 5770? It probably still wouldn't get 10k PPD, though. Still, you could rock both, and get lots of points!
    
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Do the new core 16 WUs work on the 5770? It probably still wouldn't get 10k PPD, though. Still, you could rock both, and get lots of points!
Yea the new core is for 5xxx and 6xxx, follow the v7 GPU guide to set it up.
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I'm using GPU Tracker V2 for folding, so I'm not sure how to use the new core. I had to manually set it to GPU3 and ATIR800 to get the 5770 working.

Update: The 460 is currently at 11,500 PPD with 829/1640/1900 overclock using stock voltage. Temps are currently at 61C - I doubt the 5770 can pull this even with max overclock and the new core.

Right now it's one or the other with my current board.
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You need the v7 client for core 16, so just follow this guide.
Do not uninstall the tracker if you do not want to since you can run both.
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Kick ass Chris, thanks!
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What is your ppd with the v7 client on the 5770 now?
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I haven't swapped the cards yet, I'll go ahead and finish the current WU and then try her out. I don't have another system to test with.
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Congrats on the new card man! Those things oc like you wouldn't believe. Only downside is I believe the chip in them is limited to 2way sli. But two of those things will be as powerful and almost any card out right now. Have fun!

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