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I will let you guys know when mine gets here on Friday thumb.gif it'll be folding 24/7. And Monday or Tuesday I'll have a waterblock so that'll help too smile.gif
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OCNers where's the benches?! poke.gif
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post #13 of 58
In BOINC it would shine I would think. In folding, It may not be so impressive.

It will be interesting to see some numbers....
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post #14 of 58
yeah..hence the yellow guy proddin the blue guy, OCN FOLD ON A 7970 NAOW! wheee.gifjerry.gif
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post #15 of 58
My card should be here Tuesday. Going to fold that sucker. Let's see how it works.
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post #16 of 58
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Mine might be here tomorrow tongue.gif
I've never tracked an Xpresspost package as closely as I am this one. It got to the last postal facility, before getting here, yesterday. A normal Canada Post Expedited package usually sits there for 3 days or so. All it needs to do is hop onto that last plane!

Here's hoping it lands tonight and gets sorted and is ready to be picked up tomorrow redface.gif
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post #17 of 58
I'd think that the 7000-line would need some sort of FAH update before it gets fully utilized..
post #18 of 58
Derick has his, but he won't share it...mad.gif
post #19 of 58
The F@H Software is optimized for CUDA Processing and not OpenCL. Thus the reason that the NVidia cards pwn the AMD cards in folding. The only way that AMD willl be able to compete is to start using CUDA Processors or if the F@H developers rewrite the program to be more compatible with the OpenCL.

(I believe this is right. I may be wrong.)
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post #20 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by nickbaldwin86 View Post

Well if they are like any other ATI card they will not do it as well as NVidia with CUDA
GCN is not VLIW4. Past performance is not indicative of future performance here.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post

The F@H Software is optimized for CUDA Processing and not OpenCL. Thus the reason that the NVidia cards pwn the AMD cards in folding. The only way that AMD willl be able to compete is to start using CUDA Processors or if the F@H developers rewrite the program to be more compatible with the OpenCL.
(I believe this is right. I may be wrong.)

I hear this has a lot more to do with complex compute efficiency, and a lot less to do with CUDA vs OpenCL:
http://www.anandtech.com/Show/Index/4455?cPage=6&all=False&sort=0&page=2&slug=amds-graphics-core-next-preview-amd-architects-for-compute
Lets not forget how ridiculously good at hashing RC5-72 the 6950/70 is. Run the numbers, and you'd see it'd only take 500 6970s to double distributed.net's project throughput. They're also way more efficient (than CUDA cards) when used for WPA2 brute forcing.

As of right now, there are only (and have ever been) two projects (11293, 11294) that run on the VLIW4 architecture. for all I know it could be the WUs themselves that don't like the arch, but I think it's more of the above.
 
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