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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.

Core 17's your right, all the others plus 17 needs some MOAR Core! lol thumb.gif
 
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thanks everyone for the feedback, I dropped the smp down to 3 cores this morning so I'll so what that does for PPD

Forgive my ignorance but is there a way to specifically run core 17 WU's? When I looked this morning it was on a core 15 WU. I do have the advanced flag turned on - is there something else I need to do?

I've wanted to BIOS mod this card but I bought it WAY after it was released and most of the threads I read were doom & gloom about pushing the card too far. As you can, temps aren't a problem but I thought going much beyond 1v was trouble otherwise I would have modded this sucker already tongue.gif
    
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The safety of a BIOS mod depends on which version of the 590 you have. I ran my 590 at 1V for about 4 months and it never broke 50C under water. The 590 with the .42 BIOSes have upgraded VRMs as detailed in my thread from way back and 1V is possible and relatively safe so long as your water block has direct contact on inductors and mosfets.

the .37 BIOS 590s are the original models and I wouldn't push more than .963V on those ever. I know the EK 590 block has full contact, and I believe the Koolance Rev 1.1 has full contact as well.

Reading all the GTX 780 reviews has reminded me that the 590 is still pretty relevant for single monitor gaming since at stock speeds it is within 11% of the 780. Put a nice +100MHz OC on it and the gap shrinks further. Memory OC on the 590 is mostly trivial though. It will only show gains in Heaven/Valley benches, and in my experience actually dropped 3DMark scores.
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To get core 17s put "client-type beta" in the slot config.
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Thanks all, dropping to SMP 3 hasn't seemed to have had a significant impact to GPU PPD...as far as I can tell it hasn't changed the PPD at all
    
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Are you now on core17 units?

Free cpu threads aren't really necessary for core15 units.

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If you change to the core 17's on nvidia, you will have to add the "extra-core-args" gpu-vendor=nvidia" in the advanced flag area. upon doing so, you will be using an entire thread on your cpu. The newest core17's will not run on the 266.58 drivers as before, to alleviate the heavy thread usage on the cpu
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Do th 295 drivers still work?
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not AFAIK. I know i had to load the latest ones to run the new 17's on my 480's
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That sucks. Tho I haven't been bothered enough to go back, I only fold on 4 threads of my cpu anyway.

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