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Well it feels like an eternity since ive been here but i feel i have been neglecting my duties to our BOINC team <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
With work having kept me busy for so long i have not had time to even entertain using my PC for anything other than work related tasks. The last time i had any sort of gaming session was several months ago so my GTX 780 has sat doing not a lot <img alt="frown.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/frown.gif"><br><br>
Since gaming has taken a back seat and my gpu is otherwise going to sit idle i figured why not do something constructive and get crunching again. Technology has progressed without me but i noticed the new gpus from Nvidia are quite powerful now and so i have purchased a nice new GTX1080 to update my PC. According to specs i see that the 1080 is far superior in performance to my old GTX780 and it seems to have massively improved power draw as well ( are there magic pixies at play here ?? )<br><br>
With the above new gpu winging its way to me as i type im curious if anyone else has been using this gpu with Boinc and what results they were getting ?<br><br>
Anyway it will be nice to get back into something other than work and maybe just maybe slip in a game or two now and then <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<p>It is a great GPU.  I don't have a 1080, but I do have a pair of 1070s.  The huge reduction in power usage along with the great performance, makes the Pascal cards great for BOINC. </p>
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<p>The only things that it won't do well are MilkyWay and Prime GFN tasks.  Those are double precision projects, and outside of some professional gear or an OG Titan/Titan Black, all of the NVIDIA cards since the 580 have had gimped fp64.</p>
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<p>Welcome back to the team, and enjoy the new gear. <img alt=":cheers:" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/cheers.gif" style=""></p>
 

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Two 1070's now that's just greedy <img alt="tongue.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif"><br><br>
I saw the power specs and thought that can't can't be right, but it appears to be true and quite amazing, even from 780 to 1080 is a difference of 70w which is no small saving. I figured with summer coming and long run times id want it to run cool and quiet so i went with the EVGA 1080 Hybrid water & air cooled version. Its going to be interesting to see how it performs compared to old card <img alt="wink.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
I should get it nice and ready for next BGB <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
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collatz runs pretty nice using some tweaks i got it down to around 300-500secs i believe maybe better.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2985210/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2985210" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2985210/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 31px"></a>
 

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If you think two 1070's is greedy you should ask <a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/u/308472/BeerCan">@BeerCan</a> as to how many graphics cards he's running <img alt="tongue.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Bal3Wolf</strong> <a href="/t/1625639/back-to-boinc-gtx-1080-any-good/0_20#post_25926320"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
collatz runs pretty nice using some tweaks i got it down to around 300-500secs i believe maybe better.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2985210/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2985210" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2985210/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 31px"></a></div>
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Well damnnnnnn, my 780 is currently running same set and is taking approx 2300-2500 seconds so that's a massive difference <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br><br>
..... and yes i dread to think of how much hardware some of you fellas are running <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><br>
Quite looking forward to this new gpu now <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif">
 

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I put the evga hybrid cooler on a couple of my 1080's. It works very well and I think you will like it, I got some pretty good overclocks with that cooler and a custom bios.
 

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Well the card has arrived and the computer had a clear out of dust ( about 2 years worth <img alt="frown.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/frown.gif"> ), radiators re positioned and all clean again.<br><br>
Doing another batch of Collatz now to see performance difference and they seem to be finishing between 600-700 seconds, which compared to 2300+ is amazing to me. The best part is how cool this thing is under load, 97% use and only 46c , truly amazed. I had a Kraken cooler on the 780 at one point and that worked well but this Hybrid cooler seems really good ( 23c idle 46c load ).<br><br>
The card is nicely finished and works really well so far, i tested briefly with 3DMark Firestrike and more than doubled my previous score with the 780. I think when i upgrade to high res screen there will be no graphics issues <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Should be good for the next BGB event <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif">
 

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for collatz you can mod some files to get alot more perf.<br><br><br>
goto %programdata%\boinc\projects\boinc.thesonntags.com_collatz<br><br>
edit both files below and add the lines i quoted and save restart boinc and you should see alot faster work unit once it starts a new one.<br><br>
collatz_sieve_1.21_windows_intelx86__opencl_nvidia_gpu.config<br>
collatz_sieve_1.21_windows_x86_64__opencl_nvidia_gpu.config<br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">verbose=1<br>
kernels_per_reduction=48<br>
threads=8<br>
lut_size=17<br>
cache_sieve=1<br>
sleep=1<br>
reduce_cpu=0</div>
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Ah many thanks Bal3Wolf, ive done just that and now the times have dropped again to 450-470 seconds, even better <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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