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Question, BOINC is like folding... But with more projects. Correct. How does AMD Gpus compair to NVidias cards? Cos my 7970 fails more than Linsey Lohan in an IQ test folding. Would it be worth the electricity if I started with BIONIC?

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Something that's just itching me. It's not bionc. It's not bionic. It's BOINC!! B-O-I-N-C BOINC sozo.gif
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Corrected.
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7970 is new and doubtless there may be driver issues... but for older cards, seems things are working fine...

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Something that's just itching me. It's not bionc. It's not bionic. It's BOINC!! B-O-I-N-C BOINC sozo.gif

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Question, BIONIC is like folding... But with more projects. Correct. How does AMD Gpus compair to NVidias cards? Cos my 7970 fails more than Linsey Lohan in an IQ test folding. Would it be worth the electricity if I started with BIONIC?

YES! It would definitely be worth it! Plus, the 7970 sips electricity compared to older ATI cards. You could do some serious crunching with that puppy! biggrin.gif
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i know that some people got the drivers for the 7970 to work with moowrapper and donate@home, milkyway still has issues i believe.
    
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Well here goes nothing. thumb.gif

Been folding for a while and tbh, it's just not worth it with GPU's.

-Edit-

Running milkyway... I think. wheee.gif

First thing I notice is 71 degrees C. Looks like BOINC gives my card a proper workout... I will have to leave it on tomorrow to see how it does over time.

Back down to 59-60. tongue.gif

Question... How the hell do I rate performance?
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Wow i burn through the 'smaller' WU in 40-50 secs... Seems after 40 mins i have some at 50% but time till completion 2 hours... Rolf. biggrin.gif
Edited by BritishBob - 4/3/12 at 2:34pm
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My 6970s do a MW WU in 58-59s.. How much faster is the 7970 is actually? smile.gif 40-50s is too wide, pls narrow it biggrin.gif
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Well here goes nothing. thumb.gif

Been folding for a while and tbh, it's just not worth it with GPU's.

-Edit-

Running milkyway... I think. wheee.gif

First thing I notice is 71 degrees C. Looks like BOINC gives my card a proper workout... I will have to leave it on tomorrow to see how it does over time.

Back down to 59-60. tongue.gif

Question... How the hell do I rate performance?
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Wow i burn through the 'smaller' WU in 40-50 secs... Seems after 40 mins i have some at 50% but time till completion 2 hours... Rolf. biggrin.gif

The best way to check performance is to go to your account on the Milkyway webpage, click on "View Tasks", and see what kinds of points you're getting back. It will list credit received, as well as GPU and CPU time, which you can use to calculate PPD. Then, compare with the BOINC spreadsheet and see where you come out. I'm not sure anyone has posted 7970 performance yet though.

You can also check your stats with boincstats, but it can take a while to update on there.
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Umm, ya'll... I had the same problem.... seems no matter WHAT the software says, a simple uninstall and reinstall of OLDER Catalyst drivers won't overwrite NEW drivers and maybe there is something in the registry as well.
I had to uninstall, reboot, run Driver-Sweeper & CCleaner (delete everything ATI), reboot, reinstall, reboot... then I was able to get things working.... this happened 12.2 beta back to 12.1 for me...
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Driver Sweeper 3.2
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What drivers are you guys using? I have tried this 3 times with no luck. I started with 12.3, then 12.2 and am on 12.1 now. I uninstalled and ran driver sweeper and CCleaner each time like you said. I am still having the same issue.
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try moowrapper or donate@home or collatz conjecture or prime grid or poem@home or or or. smile.gif maybe your cards dont like milky way, it happens.
    
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