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2200 PPD was with the launch drivers, that is, CCC 8.5. Each driver itineration is increasing the PPD.
     
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Blitz, check this thread out. Some are getting on average 3000+ PPD with a 4850. Some are getting close to 4k. I may have to give this a try sometime in the future

Good luck
It really depends on the work unit. Some work units on a Nvidia will yield 5000+ ppd while other work units on the same card will only yield 2000+ppd

ATI is the same way, they just do not fold in the high ppd's
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It really depends on the work unit. Some work units on a Nvidia will yield 5000+ ppd while other work units on the same card will only yield 2000+ppd

ATI is the same way, they just do not fold in the high ppd's
Guardian, doesn't it also depend how large the WU is?

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Guardian, doesn't it also depend how large the WU is?

Good luck
yes. I do not know how large each WU is. I do try to fold the larger WU when I am able too.
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Geez my head is running too hot, need some extra cooling Too much research to find the right graphics card and still haven't come to a conclusion . I was ready to order the Sapphire 4850 till I read that it heats too too much. Even the "dual slot" edition exhausts all that hot air inside the case, too lame. I just wish I had back my 8800gts So here we go again from scratch.. The only decent cooled HD4850 is the HIS ICEQ4 which is not in stock. So now I'm looking for the 4870 + 700w at least psu.

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Mike: If you can afford it, meaning both the card and likely a power supply, I really would recommend an HD 4870. The HD 4870 puts the HD 4850 to shame. Legion Hardware shows the HD 4850 and the 9800 GTX rather comparable.
Will the CPU bottleneck the system or not?? I'm not willing to upgrade mobo/cpu in the next 2-3 years so if cpu is bottleneckin it's gonna be a waste of money... What do you think?
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As I have said many times in here, a "CPU bottleneck" rarely exists, if ever. at the resolution most gamers game at, the CPU is a rather insignificant factor. At 1920x1200, I lose all of 1 FPS going from 3.25 GHz to 2.25 GHz in Call of Duty 4. The only time a "bottleneck" arises is when you are benchmarking.

No matter how great your CPU/GPU combo is, most modern monitors are capped at 60 Hz. So if you ask me, your MONITOR is the bottleneck. The alternative of course is to get a higher refreshing one, but I would rather just turn up the eye candy.

Regards work units: Yes, different ones give different PPD. I generally find the larger the unit, the higher the PPD to a point. If the unit becomes larger than your hardware can tolerate, it goes down. The "sweet spot" (1700-1900 PPD) for my HD 3850 GPU2 is the 548 point GROMACS.
     
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No matter how great your CPU/GPU combo is, most modern monitors are capped at 60 Hz. So if you ask me, your MONITOR is the bottleneck. The alternative of course is to get a higher refreshing one, but I would rather just turn up the eye candy.
That was really helpful mate, thanks! Thought that my cpu would drop the overall performance of the system.

@thlnk3r
Mate my PSU brand is not very popular, as I can see there's no webpage of the company online . I'll have to pull it out of my case to read the spec's sticker to find out the 12v rail amperage. But I'm gonna buy a new psu anyway..
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That was really helpful mate, thanks! Thought that my cpu would drop the overall performance of the system.

@thlnk3r
Mate my PSU brand is not very popular, as I can see there's no webpage of the company online . I'll have to pull it out of my case to read the spec's sticker to find out the 12v rail amperage. But I'm gonna buy a new psu anyway..
Why not go for a 9800GTX/+? That would be a very nice card, especially for the res, and a 4870 would be even better. I'm going to check out a PSU calculator to see how much power a 4870 takes up w/ your set up. Gimme a minuted .

EDIT: Came out to 473 on a maximum 100% load. I think you'll be fine, even if it is a no name. You were already pushing a 8800GTS and it held, so you'll be fine. If you have at least a single or combined 12v rail of 24v, then I say you should be fine.
Edited by pez - 11/19/08 at 12:00pm
 
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No matter how great your CPU/GPU combo is, most modern monitors are capped at 60 Hz. So if you ask me, your MONITOR is the bottleneck. The alternative of course is to get a higher refreshing one, but I would rather just turn up the eye candy.
Refresh rates arn't as important as they were in the CRT-days though, are they?
Like an LCD monitor at 75Hz can still update the image faster than a CRT at let's say 100Hz, given that the LCD has a low enough response time.
Maybe I'm wrong, but either way it doesn't really matter, as eventually, your eyes will become the bottleneck
 
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Thanks for all the info mates! I mispelled the brand of my PSU It's a QTEC and the product page is http://www.qtec.info/products/product.htm.214.html . The two 12V rails pull out a max 192w each, that's 16A. It's a 4870 final, not researching anymore!

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The psu calculator I used came out to 558w at 100% load. Maybe you didn't add all the components of my system! Do you think I should try with the current psu before buying a new one??
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