Originally Posted by lawrencendlw;14291790
Bulldozer isn't going to be able to hold a match to ivy bridge. LGA 2011 is going to destroy BD but at a premium price of course. AMD is going to remain the "budget"CPU provider and Intel is going to continue to provide the high performance CPU's but at a premium cost which I am happy to pay if it gets me the most powerful CPU's on the market. I plan on getting at least 2 of the Intel Octocore Extreme Edition CPU's and several of the NVIDIA 680's (if that is what they are going to number them). The GPU's are already being released to be 3 to 4 times more powerful than Fermi GPU's. If even the 3X more powerful is true then a water cooled 680 could get 60k ppd. That's staggering for a gpu lol.
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Like I said the leaks have pointed to the extreme edition being a six core as well, I haven't seen any indication of an octocore from intel any time soon. The nest Nvidia GPUs are much more likely to be 1.6-2.2x the current high-end, so 680~580x1.6-2.2. The 3-4 figure you're thinking of is performance per watt (GFLOPS/watt actually)which is still pretty relevant for us folders but not what you were thinking of, Nvidia touted it so heavily because of their belief that eventually performance/watt will just be performance because of the fact that they don't see the power ceiling changing anytime soon. That and many websites used misleading titles like (kepler 3-4 performance of Fermi".
Also you didn't answer about the folding problems I thought I remembered you having. Didn't you say your GPUs will drop down to 405Mhz occasionally requiring a reboot? what driver are you on, because 275 and 270 series have problems with dropping clocks when folding.Edited by juano - 7/21/11 at 9:02am