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It's a been while since I've folded but in spirit of the upcoming Chimp Challenge I've updated my HFM.NET and folding@home client and fired it up to a do a WU or two. PPD, is pretty decent. 13k just on my 560Ti.

Question I have though is, are forceasm and advmethods still recommended on the newer (GPU3) client? Do I need them at all?
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For GPU3 you dont need any flags as there are no beta WU's out.
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-forceasm isn't necessary for anything new bought in the last few years.

There aren't any WUs on -advmethods right now, and if I'm honest, I doubt any of the new ones will have better PPD. I say that because as PG move to OpenCL WUs for nVidia, it's likely to drop the PPD for nVidia GPUs rather than raise them.
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For GPU3 you dont need any flags as there are no beta WU's out.
Both flags removed. Thanks.


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-forceasm isn't necessary for anything new bought in the last few years.

There aren't any WUs on -advmethods right now, and if I'm honest, I doubt any of the new ones will have better PPD. I say that because as PG move to OpenCL WUs for nVidia, it's likely to drop the PPD for nVidia GPUs rather than raise them.
Thanks for the info.
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I say that because as PG move to OpenCL WUs for nVidia, it's likely to drop the PPD for nVidia GPUs rather than raise them.
What u talkin about Willis???

When is this going to start happening, do you think?
post #6 of 19
At the moment, Core16 WUs are only for AMD, but when that's moved to nVidia too, expect PPD to drop somewhat.

Now, that was what was said when discussions about an OpenMM core were first revealed... PG haven't said anything about when the core will be mandatory, nor whether the PPD will still drop, so I may be going off old information.

Also, my name is zodac, not Willis.
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This supposed drop shouldn't be anything to be afraid of. If it does come, it will be offset by the massive performance increases for AMD GPUs. What NVIDIA users may lose in PPD will be offset by the fact that we'll see the untapped potential of basically all would-be AMD folders (who have holding off due to pitiful performance) be unleashed and the end result will be more net folding work being done in order to help those who need our help.

Remember the real reason why we fold. The points are just there to entice us to keep folding.
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Also, my name is zodac, not Willis.
I knew that

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Remember the real reason why we fold. The points are just there to entice us to keep folding.
Its all good. I just hadnt heard that about the PPD drop.
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I wasn't sure you did since you called me Willis.
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I wasn't sure you did since you called me Willis.
Well, at least it was more polite than the other names people call you
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