Originally Posted by dave12
Does SMP7 with a pair of GTX 460s still outperform an i7 by itself. I truly am trying to read up on what has changed but the damn site search is giving me 3 year old posts. Is there an up to date FAQ?
No, there isn't a whole lot that is up to date here.
Nvidia cards don't typically require any dedicated
CPU resources to themselves, so that theoretical system would be best run at SMP 8 and two 460s. Nvidia GPUs still use a little bit of CPU resources to fold so there is a decrease in CPU PPD running NV GPUs versus running no GPUs at all, but it's usually small enough that it's not worth dedicating an entire thread to them, even for multiple NV GPUs.
Any other questions we can answer for you so you don't have to dig through old info? (This isn't meant to sound condescending, I honestly want to help you with any folding questions you have)Edited by juano - 2/18/13 at 11:57pm