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Are they folding well? When my HD7970 comes in, I'm going to be selling at least one of my GTX560 Ti's that both do 1GHz. Depending on how the HD7970 does in video encoding and folding, I may sell them both.
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Are they folding well? When my HD7970 comes in, I'm going to be selling at least one of my GTX560 Ti's that both do 1GHz. Depending on how the HD7970 does in video encoding and folding, I may sell them both.

I would like to know this as well. I'll be buying a new GPU within the next 3-6 months, I'd like to get one that can fold for high points and do so efficiently.
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Well if they are like any other ATI card they will not do it as well as NVidia with CUDA

I would think a 560Ti would put up more points then a 7970... but by all means prove me wrong.

I run two 580s and I highly doubt 1 7970 can touch 1 580 @ folding
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Well if they are like any other ATI card they will not do it as well as NVidia with CUDA
I would think a 560Ti would put up more points then a 7970... but by all means prove me wrong.
I run two 580s and I highly doubt 1 7970 can touch 1 580 @ folding

Well the 7xxx series has more compute power than the 5xx Nvidias, but I'm not sure the folding software utilizes it.
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Well if they are like any other ATI card they will not do it as well as NVidia with CUDA
I would think a 560Ti would put up more points then a 7970... but by all means prove me wrong.
I run two 580s and I highly doubt 1 7970 can touch 1 580 @ folding

Well the 7xxx series has more compute power than the 5xx Nvidias, but I'm not sure the folding software utilizes it.

Like I said I am interested and prove me wrong but from my passed experience with ATI cards.... they don't cut it.
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Its obvious the HD7970 outperforms a GTX560 Ti in synthetic bench's, as well as general gaming. But as for all these more-nVidia optimized professional and number crunching programs.. is the scale so heavily weighted, that a year old mainstream chip can keep up with a brand new, top of the line AMD chip in these applications?

I guess I'll have to test this when the card comes in biggrin.gif
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Id put money on your gtx 560 ti at 1ghz outperforming a 7970 folding wise.
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Like I said I am interested and prove me wrong but from my passed experience with ATI cards.... they don't cut it.

Yes, but that's because AMD has been had weak compute power with their cards, but with the 7970 it now surpasses the GTX 580. So yea, I'd really like to see the numbers on this, I don't want to put down $700 in 4-5 months on two 7950s if the GTX 760s are going to stomp them in folding.

Granted this is the compute shader being used in a game, and not folding, but the calculations in this benchmark are similar to folding so it might translate to folding as well.
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I think wee need an updated FAHcore to see any significant gain to use all the new power of GCN, but the number crunching power of these cards seems promising.
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