Originally Posted by Bloitz
So far the tutorials have helped me a lot but I was hoping I could find more 'technical' information.
RAM speed vs latency for folding
GPU folding: memory or core overclocking? or both?
Some example-rigs and their PPD perhaps? :
Energy-efficient folding rig: A rig which has the best power consumption/peformance ratio
'El cheapo' folding rig: Stuff you should look out for second hand that would give the best price/performace ratio
These are just some ideas I think could add to the already impressive knowledge base here on OCN.
Currently doing some folding myself on a 2500k @4.9 and a GTX570 @ 844/1688/1100(4400)/1.025 (=vcore) (OCCT and memtestG80 stable, heaven and 3dmark aren't stresstests IMHO)
That stuff is available, though you're much better off posting a fresh thread with those sorts of questions. Anyway, you're here now, so I'll answer. ;)
For RAM, speed and latency both improve performance; for normal SMP Folding, RAM has a rather small influence, so speed/latency doesn't make a huge difference. For -bigadv (more intensive Folding), speed would be the better option.
For GPU Folding, shaders are all that matter. Since shaders and core clocks are linked on Fermi, core is what you wanna increase. Feel free to lower the mem clock a bit to get a bit more out of your core, but don't lower it too much, or else you'll end up bottlenecking the GPU.
Energy-efficient rig? That would have to be a 4p G34 rig. I think Josh(Human) is getting over 1,000 PPD/W with that set up.
Cheapo rig? Anything with a quad core CPU or better, and a 9800GT or newer for GPU.
Originally Posted by Kahunah
ok so what's folding again?
You did read the OP, right? :P
If you didn't understand some of it, just point out which bit, and I'll try and clear it up for you if possible. :)