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I'm looking at building a new computer for folding an gaming. So I need to decide on the best gpu for Max PPD production. I know Nvidia gpu's are normally preferred or at least they were when I folded on my last desktop. So Nvidia 680 or AMD 7990? An how many ppd I should expect with each.
    
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None of the AMD GPUs should even be considered at this point unfortunately, and right now we don't have a great idea of how the 680 will end up doing for folding. I think I've heard that right now on the unoptimized core using whatever you have to do to get it to fold at all, it comes in just below a 580.
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Yes i have to agree if you are buying a card with any intention of folding on it go the nvidia route (how much money has Stanford helped nvidia earn?). I would imagine that the 680 will outperform the 580 but at this point it is anyone's guess on how much better it will be.
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570 GTX seems best bang to buck for me. Around £200 new and

- Core Clock: 732MHz
- Memory: 1280MB GDDR5
- Memory Interface: 320-Bit
- Processing Cores: 480
- Shader Clock: 1464MHz

That is alot of gfx hardware for £200!
    
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