Originally Posted by Durquavian
this is OCN
Yeah, but $ilent is a fellow Folding@Home user (and former Power Ranger to boot). While we go back and forth on the nVidia/AMD stuff, we both will be using our cards in a similar fashion (at least part of the time), and Folding will be a large part of that ... and more to the point, Team Competition.
Benchmarking to hard core Folders is largely meaningless. It doesn't matter if a card puts up 87 FPS or 85 FPS for a game you play 1 or 2 hours a day ... they BOTH will play the game really well. In Folding, and ESPECIALLY Team Competition, it's all about STABILITY over 30+ DAYS at 24/7.
What most people call "stable" for a game for an hour or two, is often NOTHING to a TC Folder. Any idiot can get a card/cpu to post up a benchmark that takes 3 minutes to run at 5.1GHz (or 1200MHz for video), it takes a whole other set of talents, and a real stable OC and a card/computer that won't destroy itself to go 720 hours (ie 30 days) straight with it's hair on fire and SURVIVE ... not to mention, won't kill your air conditioner and make you and your neighbors deaf.