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Do Phenom triple cores fold faster than Intel's dual cores? (The E7000 series in particular)
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Given the potential OCs on the E7000s, I would have to say that it would be the winner. A E7200 will reach 3.8Ghz pretty easily. The processing on Intel is better clock for clock. I don't have any numbers to back this up, but my Q6600@3.4Ghz is getting 3200ppd on just two core.
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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
Do Phenom triple cores fold faster than Intel's dual cores? (The E7000 series in particular)
It's not even worth the money to fold on dual core cpu's anymore. If you are going to fold, pickup an 8800GT/GS and overclock the crap outta it. This is much more cost effective and the PPD will roll in.

But I imagine the E7000s series would be better, even though the phenom is a tri-core, they aren't known for their PPD ability.
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It's not even worth the money to fold on dual core cpu's anymore. If you are going to fold, pickup an 8800GT/GS and overclock the crap outta it. This is much more cost effective and the PPD will roll in.

But I imagine the E7000s series would be better, even though the phenom is a tri-core, they aren't known for their PPD ability.
Umm, your going to have a CPU in each PC, you might as well get one that will fold well. What he is asking is completely reasonable. My quad can pull 6400ppd. Sure a GPU is cheaper, but you still need a CPU to run it.
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Intel is more expensive but folds better

AMD has cheaper mb for 4gpus ( I don't know about the tri cores but my phenom pulls 2k+ ppd)
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Intel CPU's SMP fold faster than AMD CPU's do. 2 vs 3 core would make no difference since SMP will just use 2 cores.
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I've had a 4 core phenom and my e6850 spanks it on smp.
    
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Intel is more expensive but folds better

AMD has cheaper mb for 4gpus ( I don't know about the tri cores but my phenom pulls 2k+ ppd)
They make 4 GPU mobos for Intel as well. The OP didnt state that this is a dedicated folding rig, especially since he is considering using higher end processors.
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Intel CPU's SMP fold faster than AMD CPU's do. 2 vs 3 core would make no difference since SMP will just use 2 cores.
VMware only uses 2 cores (which will get the best performance) but WinSMP will use up to four. I would be that Linux SMP on two cores would be better than WinSMP on 3 cores though.
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