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Hey guys!

I finally got the money to upgrade my GPU setup! I've already purchased a GTX 570 from a friend, and now I'm looking into a dedicated folding/PHYSX card. I had my eye on a 9800GTX for a while, but then decided to spend a bit more to get a cooler card that delivers more PPD. Right now, I'm eyeing the GTX 260 (Core 216), GTS 450, and GTX 460 (768MB variant). I've always heard that the GTS 450 is the best bang-for-your-buck folding card (although it stumbles on larger WUs). Is this still the case, or has the GTX 460 taken the crown? I have around $120 bucks to spend, and I'm willing to hear any opinion!

On another note, I think I'm going to hit the 1 million points milestone this week!
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If you have 120 to spend look for a used 460 to fold with.
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According to bit-tech (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...-for-folding/5), the GTS 450 still has that crown. Second is the GTX 460 768MB!

[Look here] Scroll to the graph at the bottom.
Edited by onoz - 6/6/11 at 5:58pm
 
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With the price of used GTX 460s going down fast, going for a GTS 450 seems pointless.
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post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
With the price of used GTX 460s going down fast, going for a GTS 450 seems pointless.
Not necessarily. The allure of the GTS 450 before was its lower power consumption and fairly similar PPD. (Maybe a couple thousand less PPD)

That was when the 9XX WUs were plentiful though. I'm not so sure now.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by onoz View Post
According to bit-tech (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...-for-folding/5), the GTS 450 still has that crown. Second is the GTX 460 768MB!

[Look here] Scroll to the graph at the bottom.
That article is from April which is old considering 9xx units are nonexistent now, and usually I would take their reviews with a grain of salt if I were you.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
That article is from April which is old considering 9xx units are nonexistent now, and usually I would take their reviews with a grain of salt if I were you.
So your recommendation would be the GTX 460?
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I love my cards. They easily average 10k a day, probably would be more if I stopped playing video games from time to time.
 
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If your power supply can handle the 460, then get a 460.
But for low power (and single 6pin) folding the gts 450 is the way to go.
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