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Old March 27, 2010, 08:27 AM
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Default GTX 480 will be great for folding!

Here is some results taken from AnandTech website:



3,5X faster

Btw how much ppd a gtx285 do? 10 000ppd?

So maybe 35 000 ppd just for one card???
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Old March 27, 2010, 08:31 AM
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it will do good, but also depends on the wu. im curious if one can drop say 5+ console clients on the one card.
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Old March 27, 2010, 08:50 AM
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Even if the card is expensive (500-600$) PPD/$ will be better than an core i7 system for -bigadv.....
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hmm....cheapest you can get an i7 overclocked to around 4 gigs is what.....700-800 dollars or more right?
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Here is some results taken from AnandTech website:



3,5X faster

Btw how much ppd a gtx285 do? 10 000ppd?

So maybe 35 000 ppd just for one card???
I highly doubt it will put out that kind of PPD... Based on the number of stream processors (480), which is about 2.22 that of a GTX 260. I think 18-20 K PPD is a more realistic estimate of the cards potential. These cards are also reported to run smoking hot at full load (95 degrees or more).Personally I would wait till the dust settles and all the data is in before buying one of these cards for folding...

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Old March 27, 2010, 09:07 AM
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hmm....cheapest you can get an i7 overclocked to around 4 gigs is what.....700-800 dollars or more right?
Roughly...

920 or 930 : 300$
3X2 gb mem: 175$
Giga X58 UD3R: 200$
power supply: 125$

And overclock to 4gig will give about 28 000 ppd....
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Old March 27, 2010, 09:10 AM
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I highly doubt it will put out that kind of PPD, based on the number of stream processors (480), which is about 2.22 that of a GTX 260. I think 18-20 K PPD is a more realistic estimate of the cards potential. These cards are also reported to run smoking hot at full load (95 degrees or more).Personally I would wait till the dust settles and all the data is in before buying one of these cards for folding...
I totally agree with you, this is just speculation of course..... But checking the TDP, seems like the same as my 9800 gx2 (250W)
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We talked to Stanford about this which is why those results weren't included in our review. Nodes / day does NOT equal potential folding power.

With the GPU3 client, Stanford is predicting the GTX 480 will achieve 16K-20K PPD.
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Roughly...

920 or 930 : 300$
3X2 gb mem: 175$
Giga X58 UD3R: 200$
power supply: 125$

And overclock to 4gig will give about 28 000 ppd....


yeah because GTX 480 doesn't need a power supply, rams, motherboard and processor to function.
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nice to have it straight from stanford's mouth.
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yeah because GTX 480 doesn't need a power supply, rams, motherboard and processor to function.
was thinking more like dropping this one in(if you have enoug psu) vs building an i7 :)
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