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Hi all, I just got into F@H awhile ago, and some of you may know that NVIDIA GPU's can bring in over 25x the points of an AMD card, so I'm kind of pondering switching to a NVIDIA card and have a few questions.

-What would be the equivalent of the Radeon 7850 in NVIDIA? Fermi or Keplar series please. smile.gif
-Which series is better for Folding, and which would be the best bang for your buck card for Folding?
-I've heard 570's run hot and loud, is this true?
-Low power consumption is better as well

Thanks if you can help me out, I figure it would be easier to just swap out my AMD card for a NVIDIA, removing all the headaches of dual GPU systems.
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Hey buddy

 

Look into a 670 GPU

 

660ti is maybe a bit better bang for buck but I would suggest you to get a 670.

 

Get a Kepler GPU. Thats for sure. They run cooler and more quiet.

 

I am assuming that therefor it should be better at F@H

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I'm switching back to amd gpu, and my 690 are going to stay put until I get 35 rep.
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how much are you will to spend? It will be easy to suggest something if we know your price range thumb.gif
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how much are you will to spend? It will be easy to suggest something if we know your price range thumb.gif
I'd say around $250-$275.
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well new 670s go for around $350 so if you're looking for something around the $275 price range then I would suggest a 660ti

the 660ti is a great price/performance card. Anything from MSI, EVGA, Asus or gigabyte would be good. typically I just go for whichever is the cheapest since they all perform relatively the same.

My favorite is the 660ti Power edition though and it comes with assassins creed 3 right now, if you can spring a little extra cash http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127696
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