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    would this combo fold ....

    wondering how this combo might fair...


    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Combo...=Combo.3262621

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    Re: would this combo fold ....

    At this point I think your best bet to build a dedicated rig would be to get the cheapest CPU/Mobo combo you can and slap the biggest GPU you can find in it. That machine wouldn't do much on its own, but put a nice GPU in there and you can do some work... I'd just be a little iffy on the PSU


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    Re: would this combo fold ....

    Why is it that the client and computing is geared more toward the GPU now?

    My goal is to get Adopt-A-Frog #7 back online this year.

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    Re: would this combo fold ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Affende View Post
    Why is it that the client and computing is geared more toward the GPU now?

    My goal is to get Adopt-A-Frog #7 back online this year.
    GPU's are really really big and really wide. If you've got the right workload for it (i.e. massively parallel), a GPU can absolutely destroy a CPU for sheer throughput and do so very efficiently. F@H is such a workload and the GPU client has been much more productive than the CPU client for many years now. The last time CPU folding was king was ~2010-2012-ish during the heyday of the -bigadv WU's.

    FWIW a GTX 1080 will put out something like 600-800k PPD @ ~180W TDP


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    Re: would this combo fold ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Activate: AMD View Post
    GPU's are really really big and really wide. If you've got the right workload for it (i.e. massively parallel), a GPU can absolutely destroy a CPU for sheer throughput and do so very efficiently. F@H is such a workload and the GPU client has been much more productive than the CPU client for many years now. The last time CPU folding was king was ~2010-2012-ish during the heyday of the -bigadv WU's.

    FWIW a GTX 1080 will put out something like 600-800k PPD @ ~180W TDP
    wow. i didnt know they would put out that many points. but your explanation makes sense.

    is there a database of estimated and reported PPD by hardware?

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    Re: would this combo fold ....

    Not entirely up to date but should give you an idea

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...ub?output=html


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    Re: would this combo fold ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Affende View Post
    wow. i didnt know they would put out that many points. but your explanation makes sense.

    is there a database of estimated and reported PPD by hardware?
    There used to be some resources available online, but all the spreadsheets I can find are quite outdated. I'll keep looking and see if theres something better out there


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    Re: would this combo fold ....

    Quote Originally Posted by mmettin View Post
    Not entirely up to date but should give you an idea

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...ub?output=html
    You're a good man, and thorough.

    bonus points if you get that movie reference.

    Honestly, thank you. I do appreciate the reference.

    According to the date presented, I need 30-40 Titan X to hit my goal.

    It seems like the architecture of the GPU plays the most important role with the second being clock speed.

    i will keep that in mind.
    Last edited by Affende; 02-22-2017 at 10:21 PM.

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    Re: would this combo fold ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Affende View Post
    You're a good man, and thorough.

    bonus points if you get that movie reference.

    Honestly, thank you. I do appreciate the reference.

    According to the date presented, I need 30-40 Titan X to hit my goal.

    It seems like the architecture of the GPU plays the most important role with the second being clock speed.

    i will keep that in mind.
    ah he must have posted while I was searching. Thats a good list of modern GPU's.

    I would be careful about saying that architecture and speed are the "most important" as it really is a combination of factors, with die size/shader count being another important one. More shaders = more "cores" and at some level more slower cores will still be faster than fewer faster ones. It probably tracks best with FP32 throughput since thats a direct measurement of the chip's compute ability.


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    Re: would this combo fold ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Activate: AMD View Post
    ah he must have posted while I was searching. Thats a good list of modern GPU's.

    I would be careful about saying that architecture and speed are the "most important" as it really is a combination of factors, with die size/shader count being another important one. More shaders = more "cores" and at some level more slower cores will still be faster than fewer faster ones. It probably tracks best with FP32 throughput since thats a direct measurement of the chip's compute ability.
    good to know! thanks for the info ...

    i shall start collecting parts.

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