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GPUs are still very good at folding certain projects but they're not as versatile as CPUs hence they get much more points. afaik, they all do different tasks.
    
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Oh yeah. GPUs cruch faster compare to CPU. GPU I mean the real GPUs
like Nvidia M2090, C1060, C2050/70. From what I read/heard GPUs doesn't
get bonus points, but fast enough to catch up with bonuses that CPUs are
getting.


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So would it be fair to say then that people mostly GPU fold because they already have the GFX card then?

I know some of you build GPU farms, why do you do it? Wouldn't CPU farms be better?
To your first question, yes. Most people that fold use their sig rigs.

Farms just means one or more rigs dedicated to folding. Most mobos have 2 or 3 GPU slots, so its logical to populate them with folding capable GPUs.
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Ok, thanks for the answers guys.
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So would it be fair to say then that people mostly GPU fold because they already have the GFX card then?

I know some of you build GPU farms, why do you do it? Wouldn't CPU farms be better?
Well, I for example have an E2200 and a tri-SLI S775 motherboard laying around. That would make a good folding farm for GPUs since the E2200 pulls about 1k PPD with bonus lol . It barely meets the deadlines.

Not everyone has an i7 to fold on too.
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