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post #11 of 23
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You'd need to give up one thread of the SMP client to allow the GPU room to Fold, but it shouldn't be a major loss.

As for the games, most games you won't see any FPS loss from SMP Folding, but it really varies depending on the game.
Alright. Thanks for the help!
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post #12 of 23
Personally if you plan on folding and gaming a lot I wouldn't bother folding the 5750, if you had an Nvidia card or 6xxx then it would be a different story.

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As for the games, most games you won't see any FPS loss from SMP Folding, but it really varies depending on the game.
For BF:BC2 it will lower it enough to be uncomfortable if playing online.
Not sure on Fallout and Dirt2...
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post #13 of 23
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Personally if you plan on folding and gaming a lot I wouldn't bother folding the 5750, if you had an Nvidia card or 6xxx then it would be a different story.
Yeah, that's why I was only folding bigadv. I should be getting a GTS 450 and GTX 570 in the next week or so, and that's when GPU folding will become worthwhile.
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post #14 of 23
I utilize all 4 cores when smp folding and my gpu is getting exactly what it should... around 19k ppd. why would he need to leave one open?
    
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post #15 of 23
I fold SMP and GPU while playing BFBC2 and still get 35+ FPS with pretty high settings. That's compared to 50+ FPS without folding, but still, that's 100% playable at all times.
    
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Originally Posted by xPrestonn View Post
I utilize all 4 cores when smp folding and my gpu is getting exactly what it should... around 19k ppd. why would he need to leave one open?
3 reasons:

1) It's the SMP that suffers, not the GPU.

2) AMD hurts SMP a lot more than nVidia.

3) -bigadv will take an even bigger hit.
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post #17 of 23
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3 reasons:

1) It's the SMP that suffers, not the GPU.

2) AMD hurts SMP a lot more than nVidia.

3) -bigadv will take an even bigger hit.
oh, thanks for the clarification

I'm not doing -bigadv so it's not a huge deal.
    
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post #18 of 23
i can still pull off 60fps+ on half life 2 maxed on on smp

crysis is impossible to run while smp folding, its more choppy than a dos game.

im more of an MMORPG player anyways, so i usually cut 1-2 cores when i game and let the other 2 fold
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Yes. For a couple days each week I wouldn't touch my main rig until it finished a bigadv. The rest of the week, I'd turn off the SMP clent and browse the web, game, and fold with the GPUs.
Why? I run -bigadv 24/7, and even while gaming I only notice it hiccup a few times per hour.

I would think you could see the most UI behavior benefit from running it on 4 threads only, and letting HT "hide" the load from you, without sacrificing a core to idling.
 
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What is the idea behind "more points does not equal more research"? it certaninly would seem to be a step towards more reseach at the very least. We can't say "less points equals more research" can we? if we could we all could stop folding.
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