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4x GT440's worth the $ for ppd?

post #1 of 6
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Ok well I have a project that I would like to start saving up for, but I just have one question

would four of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130612


Make at least 20k ppd? Worst case 18k?


And do you guys think that it would be worth the money? even if I got a mild OC?

It sure as hell beats the money for a 580.
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NO!

You're better off getting used GTX 2x0 cards

GTX 260s: ~$75
GTX 280: ~$85

OR

2x GTX 470s... They usually run $160 used. It's the same price as 4x GT440s new and you get far more PPD.
Edited by BizzareRide - 8/17/11 at 4:35pm
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Build your self a 2500k/2600k bigadv folder for that price.
Edited by Citra - 8/17/11 at 4:51pm
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The 440 is essentially the same as a 430 with the difference being a 440 can use GDDR5 memory (which won't help your folding). With only 96 CUDA cores they aren't really worth it for folding. It would be wiser to get fewer better cards like 3 450s (they can be found ~$100) or two 470s.
 
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Originally Posted by mdatmo View Post
The 440 is essentially the same as a 430 with the difference being a 440 can use GDDR5 memory (which won't help your folding). With only 96 CUDA cores they aren't really worth it for folding. It would be wiser to get fewer better cards like 3 450s (they can be found ~$100) or two 470s.
To this, and all above thanks for helping me out

I will probably try and find the cheapest high-core card I can find.

I won't be making this purchase 'till 2012 so alot may change.
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In that case get four 750s, hah.
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