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why does my i5 take an absolute age?

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My i5 takes the absolute piss to finish the WU, its not even funny, my 460 drops like 3 before my i5 is done.

It's annoying, its currently at stock atm, would overclocking speed it up a little?
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Um, why is that surprising? i5 is capable of ~100Gflops, 460 is capable of ~1500Gflops.
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post #3 of 36
GPU and CPU work units are different and depending on your setup, CPU units can take up to a few days to complete.

What client are you using?
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post #4 of 36
There are units of work out there that take my Server #1 (24-core @ 4.2GHz)
that take nearly a whole day to complete
post #5 of 36
CPU isn't worth it IMO
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GIPrice View Post
CPU isn't worth it IMO
I highly disagree with you, since i am currently at 150,000 PPD average over a 7 day period using nothing but CPUs
it all depends on the setup if its worth it, and generally its worth it on anything that is quad core or better as long as you get the setup right
post #7 of 36
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Originally Posted by OCTDBADBRO View Post
I highly disagree with you, since i am currently at 150,000 PPD average over a 7 day period using nothing but CPUs
it all depends on the setup if its worth it, and generally its worth it on anything that is quad core or better as long as you get the setup right
This ^^

When I was folding, GPU was more for guys who would slowly add to a collection, like putting $150 here, $200 there. Otherwise if you could put $500-600 into it at a time, CPU gave you a much better PPD.
    
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post #8 of 36
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
Um, why is that surprising? i5 is capable of ~100Gflops, 460 is capable of ~1500Gflops.
Until you get them doing integer instructions, the 460 will be horribly slow and the i5 will still be at 100Gflops.
    
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post #9 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by GIPrice View Post
CPU isn't worth it IMO
CPUs use less electricity and turn out better PPD than a GPU. How is that not worth it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
Until you get them doing integer instructions, the 460 will be horribly slow and the i5 will still be at 100Gflops.
But that's not relevant to the discussion at hand, as far as I'm aware. With Folding, GPUs are technically much more "efficient," in such that they are able to churn out much larger units than a CPU in much less time.
 
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post #10 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
Um, why is that surprising? i5 is capable of ~100Gflops, 460 is capable of ~1500Gflops.
Lolwut no. i5 760 at 4Ghz gets like 54GFlops
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