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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.
That test is horribly flawed anyway:

The PPD isn't averaged over enough WUs, and overclocking isn't considered for most cards - for example my OC'ed GTS 450 gets roughly 9k ppd average (generally 8.9-9.2k), and spikes up to 15k on some WUs.

The power efficiency numbers are completely meaningless, because they considered the power draw of the entire beefy folding rig on an oversized PSU, rather than just the power from the cards. Which means the highest PPD producing cards will always look the most efficient, and the numbers are meaningless when you're looking to choose an extra card to run in an existing system that is on anyway. At very least they should have tested the power draw of the system without a gpu and subtracted this from the folding power for each card, which would tell you the PPD/W for the card rather than the system.
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Well, it looks as though I'll be investing in a GTX 460! Thanks!

+rep all around. And invisible +rep to you, LiLChris.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 6/7/11 at 1:27pm
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And invisible +rep to you, LiLChris.
Tired of these invisible reps!

At least give me money or something...
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Eww he touched it.
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The 9xx's don't seem to have gone away for EVAR! as I have had a few in the past week, sadly on my GT430, but they still bump that bad boy up to 9K in line with my 450

Congrats on the *almost* 1 million. I spy another Lights groupie. mbudden will love you
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The 9xx's don't seem to have gone away for EVAR! as I have had a few in the past week, sadly on my GT430, but they still bump that bad boy up to 9K in line with my 450
A few really doesn't make it get 9k PPD, unless it was actually a whole day worth of 9xx.

And I want one of those 430s for an HTPC. >.<
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post #18 of 20
It makes HFM say 9K briefly so

They're shmexy. Though Atoms with Ion are better for HTPC IMO. My ubuntu XBMC screams with this one - but that's off topic
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Eww he touched it.
So picky!



Is this better?

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Congrats on the *almost* 1 million. I spy another Lights groupie. mbudden will love you
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Just done a quick test on my folding rig with 2 GTS 450s in it - it's currently pulling 287W from the wall, and averaging 18,000ppd. Which puts it at 63PPD/W - or better the Bit-Tech's leading card in that category.

I also bought both cards 2nd hand from eBay for a combined GBP115 - which is 157PPD/GBP - again top of that list too...
Edited by the_beast - 6/8/11 at 9:50pm
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