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If you want to read the entire thread, here is a link.

http://forum.folding-community.org/f...1-0-asc-0.html

Otherwise, here are some good quotes from it.

In reference to R5XX vs R6XX shader count:
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The way I understand it (and I could be wrong) is that the 36 shaders are 4-way shaders and the 320 shaders are 1-way shaders. If those are the ONLY two numbers that change (clearly not true, but all we're talking about here is the number of shaders) the best comparison is to say that the x1000 cards have 36 x 4 shaders and the x2000 cards have 320 x 1 shaders. Going from 144 to 320 is a step forward, in addition to any other changes that were made, but not as big as the advertising would have you believe.
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HD 2900XT FAH Summary:

The shipping client requires an update to run. The core is currently running, but having issues with the full client. Performance-wise, the 2900XT is 2.2X faster than R580 for the force calculation, but the surrounding kernels and the interaction with the CPU currently limit the speed up to 45% faster for the full client. We are working to improve speed and get more cores supported for the next release. Power wise, it depends on board temp, but we see 160-180W when folding, roughly double R580. I haven't tested on the 2600/2400 yet, but it should work. The 2600 is *very* power efficient, and the 2400 in some configs doesn't even have a fan (!).

We are currently making lots of updates to the GPU client, including support for more cores and WUs (although debugging is taking longer than expected). When we get through this next push, we will release a new client which will add official support the newer chips.
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I should also mention the 160-180W is for just the board load. You still need part of a CPU to feed the beast...

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2.2X is going to be close to the theoretical maximum, but compilers might improve more to get our instructions packed into the Vec5. However, this is just the core currently shipping. As we bring newer code up, we'll begin to see more of the arch differences, better or worse, between R5XX/R6XX/G8X
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So, with the NDAs gone... is there a client release for R600 in the immediate future (i.e., this week?)
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Not this week. We are in a dev cycle that Vijay has hinted at working on supporting more WUs.
As of now, there is not a client available that will run on the new R600s. It will be very interesting to see how these perform in the end. I am hoping for the 2.2 times better than the R580s, but time will tell.
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Good stuff thanks
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When will the client come out!
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Pandegroup still hasn't released anything as of this time, just need to be patient. I'm keeping an eye on it and will add a link to the info thread when I see it
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