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post #8461 of 19792
I'm thinking new graphics cards. More for folding than anything else. What would everyone recommend? Wait for GPU3 and go 470 or 480? Or something else?

Am I going to wish I had a different motherboard? It can only run 2 cards at 16x, I think the third will only run at 1x.
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post #8462 of 19792
Hey all.
I just picked up a BFG Maxcore GTX260 216 and was wondering what my average PPD should be around, what are the shader straps for this card, and what would be a good strap to start from for OCing?
Hope to kick some monkey-butt with this thing for the Chimp Challenge!
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post #8463 of 19792
dont think the xXX realy matters in folding, It uses alot of GPU power but does not take up much bandwidth on the slot. I may be wrong on this though...

It is hard to tell untill the GPU3 comes out right now no one knows what it will or will not do untill then...
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post #8465 of 19792
Yeah, I know. But, that's because it doesn't use the GPU correctly. It's more optimized for the CUDA side. GPU3 should work better on ATI, and hopefully the 5 series cards will finally do work.
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post #8466 of 19792
heck if you went with water cool on the cards... if you had 7 4xx cards IIRC they take about 200+ Watts at full load, you would need 1400 Watt PSU just for the cards and you would be disipating that much heat... you could de-ice the polar caps by your self...
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post #8467 of 19792
Quote:
Originally Posted by paleblue View Post
I'm thinking new graphics cards. More for folding than anything else. What would everyone recommend? Wait for GPU3 and go 470 or 480? Or something else?

Am I going to wish I had a different motherboard? It can only run 2 cards at 16x, I think the third will only run at 1x.
I'd wait for GPU3, it seems to be right around the corner.
As for the PCI-E lanes, like said above: bandwidth doesn't matter much for F@H, so you can use any slot.

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Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
Hey all.
I just picked up a BFG Maxcore GTX260 216 and was wondering what my average PPD should be around, what are the shader straps for this card, and what would be a good strap to start from for OCing?
Hope to kick some monkey-butt with this thing for the Chimp Challenge!
On stock about 5.5K to 6.5K PPD. Mine overclocked to 1544MHz did about 8K PPD max.
post #8468 of 19792
Not quite. I'm pretty sure power=/=TDP, because if it did, then it would have 0% efficiency. Either way, you would need multiple PSUs probably to power everything. Something like two of the HX1000, which is what I would use if I were to do an SR2 rig. It would be pretty insane, that's for sure. Also, 480s are 250w.

That being said, it's too much. It would explode from the epic.
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post #8469 of 19792
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Aha! I didn't know there was a thread about shaders. Thanks
I would still like to know what people are getting out of these cards from daily experience. From looking at that chart, I wouldn't be able to tell you what my current card does, and I have every WU filled in.
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post #8470 of 19792
Wow. I just ran Speedtest to check my internet, because it's going hella slow, and this is what it came up with:



I pay for 22Mb cable.

Also, ping.

This is relevant because I'm uploading a work unit. Keep this in mind, folding's an internet destroyer.
Edited by SgtHop - 4/26/10 at 3:12pm
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