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GTX550Ti good enough to fold with?

post #1 of 8
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I'm looking for a cheap GPU to put in an old Gateway to get more points out of it and was wondering if a GTX 550 Ti would be able to fold and get at least a couple thousand points a day?

Here is the exact card I'm looking at because it is cheap and I don't want to put a lot of money into this old system... http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0359811

Thanks for the help!
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post #2 of 8
Not a lot of info on how many PPD the GTX 550 Ti gets but it looks like ~7000-8000 PPD.

A GTX 460 should net 10,000-12,000 PPD and can be had for ~$100-115 shipped in the OCN market place.
post #3 of 8
I just bought one from Microcenter last week, same model.

V7 says I am averging 9.5K on a 6801 WU. But mine squeals worse than pigs at supper time, under load.

Also can your power supply handle the extra load of an extra card?

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post #4 of 8
My GTX560Ti does like 12K ppd provided I limit CPU usage. Just to give you some sort of ballpark figure.
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post #5 of 8
Here is a review of the 560 ti folding wise. Even though this is based on a single project, it gives you an idea of what to expect. See if you can get a cheap GTX 460, they are great folding cards.
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post #6 of 8
I think the 550 should be a little faster than my 450s, which average a little over 9k PPD. Good numbers for the power consumption.

Worth pointing out that the newer drivers aren't great for folding though, and the 550 isn't supported on the older, better drivers - I had a whole world of problems messing with driver versions before I managed to get my 520 folding (all for a measly 2.3k PPD - but still better PPD/W than many low-end CPUs).
post #7 of 8
Most of you are WAY off!
A 560Ti does 14K on a 1298/1325 WU and 19K on a 912/925 WU.
In terms of PPD:
GTS450 - 8-9K
GTX550 Ti - 9-10.5K
GTX460 - 10.5-12K
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post #8 of 8
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Thank you all for the advice, I found a cheap 460 and went that route as I alreay have a nice 460 in my SigRig and love it. Also, the cheap 460 in an old ass Gateway is pushing about 10k PPD.
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