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A few weeks ago, Stanford introduced the new Core 16 Project 11293 work units which are specifically tailored towards OpenCL-supporting AMD graphics cards and are available through the GPU3 V7 Client open beta program. In theory, this new project should represent just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the future of AMD’s OpenCL GPU Folding@Home performance but being supported by a beta client means there are a few small hoops to jump through. As such, the any GPUs prior to the HD 5000 series can't process these new WUs and there is a limitation whereby the AMD video decoder can’t be used alongside this new client.

In this short article, we take this new client and its associated Core 16 project out for a spin while showing some comparative results between past and present WUs. By no means is this meant as an end-all for AMD Folding since the Stanford team is just getting started with OpenCL support but it should give you a good idea about where things are going.
Source - Not sure if this really is "new news" to folders. If it's in the wrong section please move.


    
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post #2 of 35
Wow nice gains! Looks like I found another reason to upgrade.
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Some more specific PPD values below.

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Nice step up up, but anyone notice how a previous gen 5870 is beating the 6000?
Beta I guess
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Looks like there's still a lot of work that needs to be done for supporting the 6xxx series.
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So... about 1k ppd on my laptop.... meh
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Could we get a comparison to what Nvidia can handle?
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Could we get a comparison to what Nvidia can handle?
Why? This thread is for the dicussion of the news article, and how AMD will gain PPD.
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Could we get a comparison to what Nvidia can handle?
Sure, my 460 would get 12K ppd and use maybe 5% max CPU usage, My 6970 gets 8K ppd but uses 25% cpu per card.
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how do i get core16 WU on my 5770 running v7?
im currently running 5737 WUs
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