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Today, I just bought a GTX 480, and was wondering which client is more efficient, the Ubuntu or Windows 7?
Edited by hour1702 - 4/9/12 at 3:52pm
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there are less issues with Windows 7 (at least for me). If you disable Aero, you might get a further boost from that!
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I actually find the opposite. On both my main and windows server 2008 server I get better points by keeping aero turned on. From my understanding it pushes graphics processing to the CPU as opposed to the GPU.

As per your question windows 7 is better in my opinion. The only linux distributions that allow for folding do so through wine or another linux application that essentially mimics a windows environment. While linux is generally more efficient it is adding just as much overhead by mimicking a windows environment
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For GPU folding Windows is the best. You can oc with Afterburner and is real easy to setup, unlike Linux. For cpu Linux is better.
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I made a mistake in the question. It should be a VM running Linux.
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