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Would this 8800 be a good folder for the price?

Poll Results: should I get this card as a folder

 
  • 84% (11)
    yes
  • 15% (2)
    no
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post #1 of 18
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I was thinking of getting one more 8800 to fold with. Some members have stated that the 8800gt is the best bang for the buck. This card is dramatically cheaper, what is your opionion on this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130332
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post #2 of 18
The 8800GS can be overclocked to the same as 8800GT stock speeds. I say go for it.
post #3 of 18
Ya easy overclock pretty much the same results.
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post #4 of 18
It won't perform the same, but it will be close.

That card is a champ overclocker though.
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post #5 of 18
im getting 5600ppd with my 8800gt overclocked remmber the 8800gs has less shaders so its not gonna fold as fast as a 8800gt even if you get a major overclock on it.
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post #6 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
im getting 5600ppd with my 8800gt overclocked remmber the 8800gs has less shaders so its not gonna fold as fast as a 8800gt even if you get a major overclock on it.
Thats my debate, could the price sway you to buy it, or are you still convinced that when it comes to folding the 8800gt is the best bang for the buck?
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post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by gibsonnova74 View Post
Thats my debate, could the price sway you to buy it, or are you still convinced that when it comes to folding the 8800gt is the best bang for the buck?
I guess that theres only one way to find out

I say buy one and try it out Give us your results on it afterwards.
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post #8 of 18
Here's what I've found:

Quote:
Originally Posted by PSXBFLO @ FoldingForum
According to FahMon, 4704 PPD with a 8800 GS 384 MB (Core: 650 Mhz, Shaders: 1780 Mhz, Memory: 700 Mhz)

Sounds great

Hum, new infos: Core: 666 Mhz, Shaders: 1820 Mhz Memory: 1700 DDR
Up to 4980 PPD with the new frequencies.
[SOURCE]

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nubcake View Post
Overclocked my *8800GS does 5000
So it looks like 5K PPD is doable with a decent OC, though I can do 6.5K with my GTS... Maybe you can find a used 8800GTS(G92) for cheap now that the EVGA SSC 9800GTX cost ~$199 new?
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post #9 of 18
In the short term it'll be great. As they put out larger WUs the smaller memory bus and frame buffer might limit it.. Not sure on that though.
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post #10 of 18
Has the points distribution been finalized yet, would it be worth it if the ppd gets changed?
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