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Hi Folks,

Do I understand correctly that you cannot fold with both?
If that is the case then which is better to fold with?

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I do believe that GFX cards pump out more WU but they arent worth as much points as per say a C2D WU.
    
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Yeah, I THINK an hd2900xt can pump out WAY more points than my C2D, but I'm not really sure.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Intervention View Post
Yeah, I THINK an hd2900xt can pump out WAY more points than my C2D, but I'm not really sure.
They can, even X1950's were blowing C2D's away when the beta client came out... If they can code the 2900 version correctly, it would be a monster!
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You can fold with both I believe, you just need to reduce the CPU client down a little so it can run the GPU client.
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post #6 of 28
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I have to decide on a GFX for my second rig, so if folding would see a greater improvement from a GFX I will purchase an ATI GFX.

EDIT> @ numlock, I've been searching for info and can't seem to find any confirmation.
Link by chance?
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post #7 of 28
My e6700 @ 3.9-40ghz..is roughly equal to a 2.0ghz Q4...according to SiSandra's MIPS/MFLOPS. If the ATI GPU can fold better than that..omg, my hats off.

*Q-> Can someone with an oC'd X1900, give some specs on power consumption to compare, between the cpu's power needs?
post #8 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by CL3P20 View Post
My e6700 @ 3.9-40ghz..is roughly equal to a 2.0ghz Q4...according to SiSandra's MIPS/MFLOPS. If the ATI GPU can fold better than that..omg, my hats off.

*Q-> Can someone with an oC'd X1900, give some specs on power consumption to compare, between the cpu's power needs?
I believe you will be taking your hat off then sir, GPU's are far faster in Floating point Operations, which is what I believe F@H uses.



Also, I dont see any reason why you cant fold with both at the same time. Other than heat...
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post #9 of 28
Based on points, SMP on the C2D is the most productive folding client. For that, native Linux SMP > VMWare Linux SMP > WinSMP.

I had heard fairly definitively that GPUs require enough babysitting from a CPU core that the core is essentially tied up in terms of folding.
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post #10 of 28
In one night of folding with my x1900GT, I got 850 WU's!

But they are worth far less points.
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