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How does the 970 compare to a 2600k?
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I used to have a 2600K @ 4.8Ghz with 2 GTX 460's. With smp 7 the cpu PPD was about 40-42k and 22-25k PPD for the gpus. The 970 @ 4.3Ghz gets 50k PPD with smp 11. With smp 12 @4.3Ghz and no gpus you will get 63k PPD. The most I seen a 2600k do @ 5Ghz is 50-52k PPD.
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post #53 of 132
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Originally Posted by kremtok View Post
How does the 970 compare to a 2600k?
According to this thread, a extremely overclocked 2600k can get over 50K but the average seems to be about 42K. Once you start adding a bunch of GPU clients to the mix I imagine the PPD of the 2600K will suffer just like any other CPU.

The advantage of a 970 is it's extra cores/threads when you are running both CPU and GPU clients.
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The more GPU clients you have the more of an impact you will see on the bigadv client. Finding the right combination of GPU's clients and CPU clients is the key.

I can tell you that an i7 920/930 (4 Ghz, -smp 7) with 2 GTX460's gets about 52K ppd. 30K from the i7 and 11K each for the GTX460's.


My suggestion, based on a budget of $1500.00, would be:



The PPD from the i7 970 alone will be 50K plus ~11K each for the 460's for a total of 72K. You can also add more GTX 460's in the future.
Looks good. I just added a hard drive and the D14 cooler. I have a gtx 460 running in my sig rig that i will add to this as well. My plan is to add cards as i go along. The only thing i would have to upgrade would be the PSU?
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Theres a better deal on the EVGA GTX 460's.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-564-_-Product
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^ This. 768Mb versions don't have an effect on folding, and 192-bit is more then enough memory bandwidth. I'm a little late, but I say 5 single-slot 450's
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Theres a better deal on the EVGA GTX 460's.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-564-_-Product
thats the one tigerdirect has on sale for $110 AR

EDIT: Looks like MSI has a better cooler.
Edited by ali7up - 3/12/11 at 9:23am
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Looks good. I just added a hard drive and the D14 cooler. I have a gtx 460 running in my sig rig that i will add to this as well. My plan is to add cards as i go along. The only thing i would have to upgrade would be the PSU?
The choice of power supply will depend on how many GPU's you plan on using in the future.
I can tell you that an i7 930 with (2) GTX 460's, H70, 8 fans, plus hard drives, optical drives, etc can easily run off a 650w PSU.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Just placed the order. Will post pics once i get all the parts.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Just placed the order. Will post pics once i get all the parts.
Nice choice on everything. Cant wait to see the pics!
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