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post #1 of 13
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just wondering is anyone folding on the HD4850?

is it even supported by the gpu client?

also does it still need a core to babysit it?

- saying that it does, is it wise to assign 3 cores to smp then 1 core to the GPU client?
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Yes its supported,I've heard affinity changer works ok doing smp-gpu together.I just switched completely to gpu client cause smp is like watching grass grow.Yes it needs some cpu resources.
    
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My 3870 utilizes 1 core.
    
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Can anyone post an average PPD for the 4850? I'm looking at getting one and I'm going to be utilizing it mostly for folding, just want to know if its worth it, should be pretty good with the 800 stream processors.
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cant it beat my 5.6k?
Edited by marsey99 - 6/23/08 at 9:38am
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post #6 of 13
There is a thread in the official folding forum.
It says that atm. the HD4850 performs very bad.
Even worse than the HD3870.

Best solution so far is to run 2 Clients on it.
What on the other hand ends in 2 CPU Cores been used.

The AMD official there told they are working on massive client improvements, that reduce the CPU demand and works way better with HD48xx series.
But when it will be available is not sure.

Sorry for the bad view.
Best u take a look on the ATi GPU2 section over there:
http://foldingforum.org/viewforum.ph...257e974e9a7e6e
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post #7 of 13
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therefore in order to fold on the 4850 efficiently you would use all your cores to feed the 4850 (in my case 4)?
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post #8 of 13
f@ati=fail?

i run f@h on 1 cpu core, and another on the gpu, it only uses about 16% of it tho.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by this n00b again View Post
therefore in order to fold on the 4850 efficiently you would use all your cores to feed the 4850 (in my case 4)?
I can't tell you how much Clients it needs to run it full.
You see I don't have one of these Cards.

Best way to find it out is to use ATITool to monitor the GPU load.



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Originally Posted by marsey99 View Post
f@ati=fail?

i run f@h on 1 cpu core, and another on the gpu, it only uses about 16% of it tho.
Oh does this help you to increase your ego?

2 Weeks ago the HD3870 folding pawned everything from PS3 to SMP.
Did you hear anyone saying f@NV=impossible=fail ?
ATi did a great job to build up folding on GPU back with the x1000 series.


We don't need this childish fanboy NV vs. ATi stuff in the folding community!
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post #10 of 13
so thats a yes then?

it does however show the performance you get from a g92 core with oc.
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