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Another option is the 6850
hmm...still an NVIDIA fanboy but i'll seriously consider your thought of 6850s...
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well ati video cards are destroying gtx's since the beginning of time. nvidia just does not crunch well. if you have already logged onto boinc and seen that boinc sites are optimized for ati cards it will help with the decision. I prefer 5850's and 5870's for the mere fact that they have more clock engines than the current 6XXX ati cards, please do check around and see that the information your getting is document-able and verifiable. good luck

aka 112sparky
post #13 of 19
Tex is making a chart of different GPUs output in the different projects. Checking it out in a couple days may help your decision, once he gets more info from different cards.

Off topic, welcome back Ibew112.

EDIT: Here is a nice GPU I would recommend. If you are wanting to buy tonight. Only because the deal expires tonight. Personally I would jump, but it might be smarter to do some more research, and maybe buy used.
Edited by goodtobeking - 7/26/11 at 8:06pm
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good to be here, thanks.............

P.S. who the hell is scvette ? they look serious !
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Not too sure. But he is a new top dog. That is when he reaches the top.
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Tex is making a chart of different GPUs output in the different projects. Checking it out in a couple days may help your decision, once he gets more info from different cards.

Off topic, welcome back Ibew112.

EDIT: Here is a nice GPU I would recommend. If you are wanting to buy tonight. Only because the deal expires tonight. Personally I would jump, but it might be smarter to do some more research, and maybe buy used.
thanks for the link to the deal, i'm trying to be as cost efficient as possible when it comes to this rig so i think i'm going to wait a bit longer, unless i can get a killer deal...almost had a couple 460 for around 100/each, but those fell through i was beat to the sale... I like Tex's idea with the spreadsheet, i meant to update it with my stuff last night and completely ran outta time, have to do that tonight...
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well ati video cards are destroying gtx's since the beginning of time. nvidia just does not crunch well. if you have already logged onto boinc and seen that boinc sites are optimized for ati cards it will help with the decision. I prefer 5850's and 5870's for the mere fact that they have more clock engines than the current 6XXX ati cards, please do check around and see that the information your getting is document-able and verifiable. good luck

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i don't know if that's exactly true...part of it depends on what project you run, if they tailor a project's code around amd/ati card framework then the amd card will certainly have the advantage, and the same applies for nvidia/cuda projects and cards...my 275s, as old and slow as they are, still can crunch some decent numbers when i'm running cuda projects...however, if a good deal happens into my lap, i'll certainly not look a gift horse in the mouth just because it's not an nvidia card
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well ati video cards are destroying gtx's since the beginning of time. nvidia just does not crunch well. if you have already logged onto boinc and seen that boinc sites are optimized for ati cards it will help with the decision. I prefer 5850's and 5870's for the mere fact that they have more clock engines than the current 6XXX ati cards, please do check around and see that the information your getting is document-able and verifiable. good luck

aka 112sparky
Well, I would really like to add some real numbers to the spreadsheet using ATI GPU's.

Could you please add some ATI data in the New Entries sheet? Please include your graphics/CPU clocks as well. There are 2 sections, one for GPU and one for CPU data.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spre...hl=en_US#gid=2

Might as well just post everything we can. The whole purpose of the spreadsheet to to help others decide what tasks they wish to run with the equipment they have or plan to get.

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the 68** and 69** cards have an optimized app in dnetc that lets them get work done faster.
    
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