Folding for HH!

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  1. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    I imagine that just happens to be what they have a lot to work on at the moment. As cards get older, sometimes Stanford runs out of projects they're suitable for, but I doubt that that is the case for the 5870 yet.
     
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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    I think I had to set client-type to advanced in order to get WUs for the newer A4 core (go to Configure/Slots/Extra Slot Options and add that name and value). but I'd think that that would have become their main AMD core by now.
     
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    F@H is supposed to be moving from Cuda to OpenCL as the universal standard for all GPU related WU, that way they won't have to try and develop for specific hardware and can just make it work, just like how current CPUs regardless of the brand or type of cpu, can do the same tasks as others.

    Course NVidia is pumping out the dollars to try and keep cuda around by filling the right (or wrong depending on how you look at it) peoples pockets to keep it that way.
     
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    I don't think that F@H users are a sufficiently large market to merit Nvidia bribing developers for optimal performance. But if they are doing this, good on them, it's a great cause.
     
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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    CUDA is obviously working really well for them. I'm all for OpenCL as it's vendor neutral, and I'm even generally more pro AMD/ATI than Nvidia, but if I were them, I wouldn't be rushing away from that technology either.
     
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    After installing the new Catalyst 13.1 the folding performance of my 5870 went significantly down. With the current P11292(13,55,5) WU it went from ~8500 PPD / 3min40sec TPF to ~2000 PPD and 15min40sec TPF. GPU-Z and CCC show GPU usage is under 30%. Going back to Catalyst 12.8.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    yeah the latest cats for the last little while has utterly MURDERED my ppd...

    The 12.10's and newer all will destroy your folding speeds massively...

    it's bad enough that a 7970 is pulling 8000 ppd... seems to be the cap of the ati hd cards.... poor efficiency.... and coding..

    meanwhile the newest nvidia card is whipping up 24,000 ppd
     
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    blibbax nahm8

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    I doubt it's as little as that.

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    I paid £40 for this card :D
     
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    Well its about time to revise that ppd for your 7970 :) Check this out everyone that owns a HD7xxx series GCN based GPU -> http://folding.typepad.com/news/2013/05/core-17-update-video-and-reddit-live-qa.html Your 8000ppd will now take a rocket ship upto around 110000ppd :)
     
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    yeah... even the 6xxx and 5xxx are seeing a nice massive boost....
     

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