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Even knowing the short comings of the 590, my PPD is underwhelming to say the least. Am I missing something or is it truly this bad? The 560ti 2Win in my other folding rig does a solid 45k PPD....


Edited by Whodie - 5/24/13 at 7:52pm
    
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post #2 of 39
In that screenshot, you have the CPU work unit selected.

Click on one of the GPU slots.

All I can tell is, it is reporting 14k PPD for your CPU slot, and at the bottom it is reporting 61k PPD TOTAL.

Meaning your GPU slots are turning 47k PPD.
    
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That was intentional, by showing the total and the CPU slot in the pic I was trying to illustrate the 590 PPD without having to post pics of each core wink.gif

590 PPD = 47k

560ti 2Win PPD = 44-48k
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I got about 50-55k PPD on my 590 if I left the rig alone. Even web browsing for a few hours each day would drastically drop the PPD though.

ETA: Your memory speed might be affecting it. The sweet spot was between stock and 1800 for me. Above that and it would get errors.

Also, game test your OC. Folding won't break an unstable OC on a 590. I was pushing 760MHz at .930V but had HORRIBLE PPD because the OC wasn't stable.
Edited by MKHunt - 5/24/13 at 7:56pm
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post #5 of 39
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55k @ what clock speed?

I'll check if mem speed makes a difference but I run these settings in games everyday rock solid
    
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I would guess to try dropping down to smp-3. Even on my 570 and 560 SE I am running right now they are pulling 0-5% each on the cpu for a core 15 right now on a 1090T.

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post #7 of 39
Quote:
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55k @ what clock speed?

I'll check if mem speed makes a difference but I run these settings in games everyday rock solid
740Mhz. 760 gave me <40k.

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boy that's an old screenie. Marked 2 years ago.
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post #8 of 39

Are you running the core 17 beta units? You're gonna wanna run smp3 or maybe even smp2 or try older drivers (295beta or 266). Core 17 on nvidia cards needs a core or two for each gpu due to OpenCL.

That may be why your ppd is so low.

 

My 580s do 50k ppd each at 911Mhz and 40-45k on stock clocks. I'd think a 590 a bit blow that at stock and around 42k-45kppd on each gpu at your clocks.

 

Memory speeds on gpus don't matter much at all for ppd, especially on newer gen/higher end cards.

Gaming stable is usually not folding stable.

 

Your ppd sounds about right if you're on core 15.

Remember your 2win is two full gpus on one card

 
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Well a 590 is a badly underclocked and Spaded 580 SLI card. A 560Ti 2Win has 2 Fully working GPU's that are clocked higher. If you want good PPD, you will have to go 580 SLI or BIOS Mod the 590 to at least do 800Mhz per Core and 1900+ on Mem.
 
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Well a 590 is a badly underclocked and Spaded 580 SLI card. A 560Ti 2Win has 2 Fully working GPU's that are clocked higher. If you want good PPD, you will have to go 580 SLI or BIOS Mod the 590 to at least do 800Mhz per Core and 1900+ on Mem.

As others have demonstrated, the OPs problem (and mine lol) was that we were running SMP on every thread our CPUs could handle. This did not allow proper management of the GPU WU and hence halved the PPD. I did BIOS mod my 590 towards the end and achieved 850MHz OCs, but I was long done with folding by that point.....

then I got my titans.
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