Okay Okay, I know you're just trying to make me post 1000 characters.
I liked Donkey's proposal, and the way the numbers lined up. In case you didn't see those, here they are:
I'm just using our current stats and dividing the total by 9.
The top 780 in TC does: 187k PPD
The Titan in D3 does: 189k PPD (I've seen him do just over 200k in previous months though)
The top 680 does: 106k PPD x2 = 212k PPD (This would be the total of 1 690 as well)
The top 7970 does: 137k PPD x2 = 274k PPD (This would be the total of 1 7990 as well)
r9 290x is right around 220k I believe, but correct me if I'm wrong.
It wasn't quite complete with all cards we added, but these numbers were an average from the first 9 days of TC this month. The numbers are relatively close other than the 7970's, but once you throw the other added GPU's in it's not too far apart.
Dual GPU's is something we've talked about for a while. I wanted to give them a shot, and add more choices. Donkey, you can't say that the incentive isn't there for people to fold on a Dual Config! It's going to be interesting to see how many people really opt for them though. Hey, at least it's not going to be GPU-E with only 780's! My god, they are the only card in the category right now.
I was apprehensive, but some people might like it. It also increases our output and adds more potential folders that can join. It's not going to be overwhelming, but I'm hoping it makes things a bit interesting this winter in TC.
I want to fill all the current active teams by the end of December, and these additions might just make that possible rather quickly. I have a list in my PM box of folks I asked to join TC, but were unable due to Dual GPU's being excluded, or Titan not being allowed. It's deep enough of a list to potentially fill TC, but it might be a day late and a dollar short for those guys, people like Avonosac who can't join now after 5 months of folding his Titan in D3 due to moving etc.
We have to get them while their hot so they latch on and never want to leave. Adapting and re-adapting even
As for adding more 2x configs, let's just see how this goes first.
Edited by BWG - 11/25/13 at 4:38pm