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I am looking for a new GPU for the computer that I am building. I would like to get a GPU that does very well with BOINC and is easy on the power bill. Any thoughts?
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560 ti is a good balance.
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i agree with Crosko
    
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560 ti is a good balance.
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If you are looking for an AMD option, I recommend the Radeon 6950 2GB. It apparently consumes less power than the 560 Ti.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...i-1gb-review/8

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...60-ti-review/7
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Doesn't AMD cards perform much better in BOINC?

6850.
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I am open for suggestions right now. Before I posted this thread, I was looking at a reference 6950 that I could flash with 6970 bios.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127555
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Doesn't AMD cards perform much better in BOINC?

6850.
It is nearly impossible to figure out if the 560 ti or 6950 is the best deal because the Nvidia and ATI users seem to work on different BOINC projects?
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Originally Posted by magic8192 View Post
It is nearly impossible to figure out if the 560 ti or 6950 is the best deal because the Nvidia and ATI users seem to work on different BOINC projects?
There is no clear winner for ATi/AMD vs Nvidia in BOINC since there are many projects, and some are more optimized towards Nvidia GPUs over ATi/AMD and vice versa.
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Not all projects support the ATI products. The Nvidia GTX 560 Ti is a fine performer and the EVGA 900MHz Super Clocked version does well. It isn't up to the performance of say a GTX 480 or 580, but darn good. I recently purchased 2 of them, run them at 952MHz crunching away.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=7191453

Going for $244 now there...

I would be happy to provide some task times to help you compare if others could do the same. Just pick some GPU tasks from my profile:

http://boincstats.com/search/all_pro...ff2d483c31de84

I will post whatever you want in this message. In fact, it might not be a totally bad idea to start a STICKY thread in OCN BOINC to post such things...



UPDATES: Run times on GTX 560 Ti 952Mhz

Collatz Conjecture-

Average 2300 seconds (38 min) for "collatz V2.03 (cuda23)" task
Average 3070 seconds (52 min) for "collatz v2.05 (cuda31)" task

Milkyway@Home- (website down for now)

Last task 556 seconds (9min) 0.52 MilkyWay@Home (cuda_opencl)
Edited by Tex1954 - 6/3/11 at 10:30am
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