New Beta Client v7! - ATI folders rejoice!
Hey guys, looks like the new all in one client was released today!
And read more here:
[Official] The new Folding@home client is here! - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net
Note: This is mainly the new client for AMD/ATI GPU's!! Not currently recommended for SMP users!
People are getting some solid PPD out of their newer ATI cards but apparently it's pretty taxing on the CPU.
OSX and Linux clients as well. :punk:
OMG this thing rocks. It detected both of my HD6950's automatically.
EDIT: Doesn't look like GPU's are supported in OSX, just SMP.
EDIT2: Uninstalled. On OSX this thing sucks as I have to have the application Window open in order to run. Back to the old client for me.
So...this is an all new everything. I am interested in seeing if there is any point trying this. Will be watching this thread to see how things go with it. I do not have any ATI cards....but maybe there are some improvements for us Nvidia and -bigadv folders....or maybe not...?
No improvement for nvidia cards?
Exciting! Will have to spend most of the night watching the various forums to see how this pans out before jumping in.
Interesting note on the ATI folding using CPU cycles....hopefully there are optimizations to be had in the core, and this is not some kind of 'bone' thrown at ATi folders...
Note: HFM.NET IS NOT SUPPORTED. I don't have the client with me now to try, but it seems that bonus calculations and such are not done in the monitor that Stanford supplies in v7.
wait so well be getting 2k ppd on the top ati cards or thats the value for each completed wu?
..ummm...that chart shows a 6870 with a 5736 point WU getting 28,000 PPD....me thinky thats not right.
In terms of PPD/watt, ATI/AMD cards are on par with Nvidia it seems. Great news for folders that don't mind second hand hardware though, considering how much the resale value depreciates compared to Nvidia. A 5970 should get about ~25% less PPD than a 590 while consuming ~25% less power, pretty darn good for a previous gen card.
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