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    NVIDIA vs. AMD newer cards

    Which is better for F@H these days? Looking at mid-range ($150) cards to replace one of the boards in my workstation (Radeon 5770 and NVIDIA 8800GTS 512)


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    Re: NVIDIA vs. AMD newer cards

    looking long term and core 17, i'd say amd at your price point. short term with the core 16 still readily available, ppd drops like a rock.

    numbers i get with core 17/8900:

    52k/ppd hd 7870

    60+k/ppd 660ti

    23k/ppd 650ti

    short term average with core 15/17 would put nvidia as the choice.


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    Re: NVIDIA vs. AMD newer cards

    Would a 6870 get relatively comparable points to a 7870?

    And what would be the optimum configuration for a 6870?

    I never did any GPU folding (never had access to a GPU that do it well enough to be worthwhile) so I'm really out of the loop on it.
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    Re: NVIDIA vs. AMD newer cards

    from what i could get from a couple of posts elsewhere, it looks to be 7-10k.




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    Re: NVIDIA vs. AMD newer cards

    Any thoughts on the new 750 GTX Ti? Maxwell GPU is supposed to offer much improved compute performance vs. Kepler.


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    Re: NVIDIA vs. AMD newer cards

    Quote Originally Posted by GTwannabe View Post
    Any thoughts on the new 750 GTX Ti? Maxwell GPU is supposed to offer much improved compute performance vs. Kepler.
    If the scaling holds up, i would suggest a 750 gets around 50-60k PPD (for MSRP ~$120) and a Ti around 80-90k (MSRP ~$150). Can't wait to see what the high-end Maxwells can do, especially once they transition to 20nm (these two were made on 28 nm).


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    Re: NVIDIA vs. AMD newer cards

    https://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=25851

    edit: i just bit. new toy coming.


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    Last edited by uddarts; 02-20-2014 at 10:57 AM.

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    Re: NVIDIA vs. AMD newer cards

    Quote Originally Posted by mmettin View Post
    If the scaling holds up, i would suggest a 750 gets around 50-60k PPD (for MSRP ~$120) and a Ti around 80-90k (MSRP ~$150). Can't wait to see what the high-end Maxwells can do, especially once they transition to 20nm (these two were made on 28 nm).
    Next question: if I get the 750 Ti, should I swap out the 8800GTS (can't do Core 17, low CPU overhead) or the 5770 (stinks at Core 17, high CPU)? Monitor runs off the onboard Intel 4600, so it'd be nice to drop back down to 2 different video drivers...


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    Re: NVIDIA vs. AMD newer cards

    Quote Originally Posted by GTwannabe View Post
    Next question: if I get the 750 Ti, should I swap out the 8800GTS (can't do Core 17, low CPU overhead) or the 5770 (stinks at Core 17, high CPU)? Monitor runs off the onboard Intel 4600, so it'd be nice to drop back down to 2 different video drivers...
    Which of the two gets the best ppd now ?

    I'd keep the better performing of the two


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    Re: NVIDIA vs. AMD newer cards

    Quote Originally Posted by mmettin View Post
    Which of the two gets the best ppd now ?

    I'd keep the better performing of the two
    All credit values show "Unknown" for the NVIDIA card. Is there another way to check PPD?


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    Re: NVIDIA vs. AMD newer cards

    Quote Originally Posted by GTwannabe View Post
    All credit values show "Unknown" for the NVIDIA card. Is there another way to check PPD?
    I use HFM....

    http://code.google.com/p/hfm-net/

    Which client are you using at present ? console, V6, V7 ?


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    Re: NVIDIA vs. AMD newer cards

    v7.3.6 running cores 11, 17, and A3


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    Re: NVIDIA vs. AMD newer cards

    Rather than re-invent the wheel...I'll post the link to the HFM setup over at [H]

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1754841


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    Re: NVIDIA vs. AMD newer cards

    bad news, at least for now. the 750ti fails all core 17s. will have to wait for a solution from fah.


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    Re: NVIDIA vs. AMD newer cards

    Quote Originally Posted by uddarts View Post
    bad news, at least for now. the 750ti fails all core 17s. will have to wait for a solution from fah.


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    750 TI installed. Seems to work OK on Core 15. Unfortunately, my Radeon 5770 is choking:

    15:07:29:WU01:FS01:0x17:Folding@home GPU core17
    15:07:29:WU01:FS01:0x17:Version 0.0.52
    15:09:37:WU01:FS01:0x17:ERROR:exception: Force RMSE error of 174.677 with threshold of 5
    15:09:37:WU01:FS01:0x17:Saving result file logfile_01.txt
    15:09:37:WU01:FS01:0x17:Saving result file log.txt
    15:09:37:WU01:FS01:0x17:Folding@home Core Shutdown: BAD_WORK_UNIT
    15:09:38:WARNING:WU01:FS01:FahCore returned: BAD_WORK_UNIT (114 = 0x72)
    15:09:38:WU01:FS01:Sending unit results: id:01 state:SEND error:FAULTY project:8900 run:132 clone:8 gen:61 core:0x17 unit:0x00000066028c126651a643fedab986cc
    15:09:38:WU01:FS01:Uploading 2.48KiB to 171.64.65.69
    15:09:38:WU01:FS01:Connecting to 171.64.65.69:8080
    15:09:39:WU01:FS01:Upload complete
    15:09:39:WU01:FS01:Server responded WORK_ACK (400)
    15:09:39:WU01:FS01:Cleaning up


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