Originally Posted by yoi
aaaaannnnddd , i dont care about 4k resolution lol ( like 7 people in the world does , but not the mayority , it will be years till 4k would be the "norm" , i see 1440 more being the norm the next couple of years)
There are more than 7 people in this thread
I also must assume that you didn't know Eyefinity and Surround exist, because Tri-1080 + Bezel compensation gets you pretty close to 4k numbers.
Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead
Originally Posted by Stay Puft
In furmark yes but furmark isnt a game so it's a non issue
Tell that to all the people who do Folding@Home for both OCN and other groups.
Originally Posted by BusterOddo
But has the $650.00 to drop on a video card, and is concerned with a few cents difference in power bill...
As someone who Folds 24/7 on no less than 22 slots, I for one will tell you absolutely it is DEFINITELY more than "a few cents".
Mmm... Total system load difference in FurMark between a 780 and 7970Ghz; 11 watts. The 290x will be about 21GFLOPs per watt like the 7790 was, if not even more efficient, and sitting on 5.6TFLOPs puts it at a power usage 14w higher than the 7970Ghz at most (270w total worst cast)
So you say 22 slots, I assume this means 22 cards, so 22x25 = 550w/h
550w/h x 24 x 30 = 396kw/h per month.
Maryland's average energy bill is about 14 center per kw/h.
396 x .14 = $55.44 per month or about the cost of a 780 per year ($665.28)
This is all well and good... Until based on the benches I can find that pit a 7970 vs a 780 in F@H, the 290x will absolutely murder said 780.Found Benches (Click to show)
The 290x at 2816 shaders is a full 40% stronger than a 7970Ghz. That would give the 290x a score of, in order, 56.6, 14, 35.5, and 196.6.
The 290x would use about 10% more power than a 780, but also be on average 53.5% better. Heck, and that percentage, it doesn't need to increase performance over the 7970 at all.
So really, if you're going for raw PPD/$, the 290x will get you there a whole lot faster. Certainly will do it for the one card less you could use to pay for a whole year of power.
And this assumes the 290x even cost as much as the 780 in the first place, we still don't know.
So ya, get cheaper and more efficient cards and stop complaining about the super-high-end cards power requirements. Seriously... When the 580 did it, it also had the compute to back it up. Now the 290x is doing it and... it has the compute to back it up. Go figure. So did the 7970.
Oh and we'll just add this... BusterOddo's argument was the price of a card vs the yearly cost in energy. If you really did burn $14,300 on 22 780s, you are not complaining about a $670 a year extra energy bill. Probably because your energy bill from them is already at $6,700 per year doing 24/7 folding.
GTX 780 vs R9-290X for folding is a Null Argument.
Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead
Originally Posted by GingerJohn
Does F@H work your GPU as much as Furmark?
I know BOINC doesn't even come close to the same power draw as Furmark on my 7950, even when it reports 100% load. It might be due to the nature of the calculations, or possibly because many BOINC projects don't use the vRAM at all.
F@H makes Furmark look like it's taking a leisurely stroll around the park.
Besides, people only run Furmark for MAYBE 10 minutes unless they are doing a stress test (like for Folding). As someone who does Team Competition, I crank up my TC rig at 100% level (and that is after a massive OC) for 24 hours a day for a month ... then I turn around and do it all over again the next month. Unless I am changing categories, my rig is turned on and running full bore for over a YEAR without a break.
Oh good, you're overclocking too. You just lost every right to complain about power usage ever.
Originally Posted by DampMonkey
Originally Posted by thestache
1080P looks awful on a 40inch monitor. 4K however maintains an excellent pixel density. That's why 4K is important.
Fun fact: a 1440p 27" monitor has better pixel density than a 55" 4k tv ( 80 vs 108 ). Make you kind of excited to see what a 4k computer monitor would look like
I want one of these
honestly. Just replace my entire Eyefinity setup with one of them.
4k, IPS, 40-bit color, plus all the usual UltraSharp perks, mmmmm. A shame about the UltraSharp Price, I'll never be able to afford one.