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can i still fold on these eventhough the new ati client isnt out yet? How many pts will i get with 2 of these bad boys in cf?
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as with most questions of this nature, I'm gonna say you can, but don't.

Just fold bigadv on that beast of a CPU (assuming it's stable ) and you'll get more points per Watt, and heat
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so i can never fold with these cf? even prolly when the client comes out?
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You can fold with them now...

I'll explain

The ATi client needs lots of CPU time, which obviously takes cycles away from the CPU folding. If you're doing both, the points you get from the GPU folding don't usually make up for the loss in SMP bonus points, plus you have to factor in the extra heat and power consumption for the GPUs, hence, it's not worth it

No-one knows how the new client is going to work, how much CPU it will require to feed x ATi card, so it would just be wild speculation at the moment

Final point; CF has nothing to do with folding. They will fold, independently of each other. Same applies to SLI
post #5 of 9
Crossifre/SLI folding doesn't work anyway, but since the client isn't optimized, it isn't worth folding on them at the moment. There is supposedly a new client releasing soon for ATI cards though; I would wait for that.
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Im 100% sure that SLI folding works fine. I had mine working like that without a problem.
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Im 100% sure that SLI folding works fine. I had mine working like that without a problem.
I think he meant they do not fold together but 1 work unit per GPU.
But sometimes certain drivers/gpus/bios in SLI will not let F@H work properly, its rare but it happens in some weird occasions.
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CrossfireX and SLI do work, in the majority of cases. I suspect it's other factors that sometimes cause those configs to fail, but meh

The point is, that folding isn't scalable, so each card does it's own work independently of another. You can fold on 4 "SLI" nVidia cards, on a completely non-SLI compatible mobo, for example.

edit.. simultaneous psychic ninja edit ftl
post #9 of 9
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i was gonna get sli 570's but its 200$ more and the cf 6950 unlocked are faster. So, even tho i dont get physx, hopefully i can fold one the new client arrives.
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