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Old March 5, 2013, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Masteroderus View Post
Guys! Folding isn't like running video games! nVidia cards are just simply and plainly better at a basic hardware level for folding.

The converse is true for bitcoin mining and "solving crypto problems" /evil laughter

The 1000 dollar titan would get smoked by a single 6950 for mining bitcoins.

It's simply a difference in how the hardware is designed and software can't change it.

My brother had a similar problem with running a certain problem on his work xenon computers. They were 10x as slow as a 2011 based 3970. And yes they can afford the extra 400 bucks for 1% more juice. Go figure
But, software can change it. The problem here is that the old AMD work units wouldn't fully utilise AMD's core. That is changing now.

AMD cards (especially the new gen) are beasts when it comes to GPU compute A 7970 should blow any Nvidia card out of the water right now, as long as software is optimised to use 100% of the core.

HTPC: Z77A-G45; 3770K; Zalman FX70; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI GTX960; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 4TB WD Red, 2x 2TB WD Green; Corsair RM650I; Corsair Carbide 600C;
Son's Rig: M5A97; FX8350; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; Powercolor 7950; 250GB Crucial MX200; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
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