What Graphic Card is better at folding?

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What Graphic Card is better at folding?

Postby vbironchef » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:09 pm

A Nvida 570 or nvida 560Ti? I just ordered the Evga 570 so I hope I made the right choice. What do you think the difference in PPD would be. Thanks in advance.

Edit: I found this chart on hardware canucks: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/ha ... ew-17.html Looks Iike I should have bought 2 560Ti instead. Hard to say, What do you think?

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Re: What Graphic Card is better at folding?

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:23 pm

for folding... the 570 without a doubt...


The 560 Ti has 384 CUDA cores at 1644MHz
The GTX 570 has 480 CUDA cores at 1464MHz

Overclock the extra 96 CUDA cores on the GTX570 and you'll have a folding monster. I can overclock my GTX 570 up to 1650MHz on the shaders, so you can match the shader speed of the 560 Ti, but have 96 extra cores working the F@H WU.

As you said two 560 Ti's would get you 768 CUDA cores cranking away, so yeah, that would be faster than a single GTX 570
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Re: What Graphic Card is better at folding?

Postby vbironchef » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:35 am

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814130593 will be here feb. 9. It will replace a gtx 260.


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