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Anyone "thinking" of folding on the dozer?

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by littlepuppi, 9 Jun 2011.

  1. littlepuppi

    littlepuppi Currently playing MWO and loving it

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    Im a a real AMD "fan boi" at heart, Intel owns at the moment but im desperate to move back , so am in the process of converting my old rig to a dozer... This will mean, this winters folding will be done on AMD - for better or worse.

    Looks like 8 "real" cores - so was quite excited about the prospect of BIGADV for the first time - however this new "beta" seems to want 12... doh for the uber points.

    Anyhow, I know there are no figures on price , and we are yet to see what it can do, but is anyone else thinking of an AMD adventure?

    LP

    PS im still stalking you all in here ! :)
     
  2. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD New Member

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    AMD still don't have hyperthreading?
     
  3. littlepuppi

    littlepuppi Currently playing MWO and loving it

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    Nope, been looking at the architecture though and it looks like it will be doing a hyperthreading equivalent ie one core sudo combining 2 operations under the covers, but this wont manifest itself in the OS seeing 2 cores.
     
  4. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    Looking forward to seeing what it'll do, but can't justify another machine at the moment, so it'll have to be astonishingly good before I consider it as a real possibility. Every delay makes me less enthusiastic.
     
  5. javaman

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    Since my gaming PC seems to be on folding duties these days (started gaming using onlive and max payne on my netbook) I've considered folding on BD when it drops, if its good enough. It really depends how it compares to intel tho. I still might drop a hex in my current rig and retire it to folding/server duties and build a new gaming PC.
     
  6. PlasmaBomb

    PlasmaBomb CPC Refugee

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    Possibly, looking forward to seeing how good Bulldozer actually is (or isn't).
     
  7. PlasmaBomb

    PlasmaBomb CPC Refugee

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    What's your experience with onlive been like?

    Thanks :)
     
  8. javaman

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    Bit over priced is the first opinion and still lacking titles. It does have 30min demos and the application and setting up the account is free. Games generally play well but the descriptions of it looking like its played through a haze is a good description. I also find that over wifi I get blocking and a drop in res similar to a digital TV not getting 100% reception but I guess thats down to by broadband.
    Lag is a problem (since I am in the UK and servers are in the US) but if you treat the session as a laid back blast rather than a precision high score gaming and you should be fine. I recommend downloading and trying out a few free demos. Each last 30 mins and when your bored you can watch someone else play. Pointless but does waste some time if you have too much lol.
    Overall miles may vary with your connection tho if you can stream lovefilm/netflix you should be ok. It isn't a bad service and if broadband improves It definitely will be the future of gaming over consoles (It'll never replace PC for a long time if at all). Even if it fails but causes improvement in broadband it's a win in my eyes.
     
  9. PlasmaBomb

    PlasmaBomb CPC Refugee

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    Ah... I had heard that they were going to set up UK servers, which should help the lag a bit. To be honest I thought that they had already and that was what you were using...

    Cheers for the info :rock:
     
  10. javaman

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    They have them in the sense that they are still in closed beta, at least they where the last I heard. Chances are, being from NI we won't get a server ourselves till they branch into the south.
     
  11. PlasmaBomb

    PlasmaBomb CPC Refugee

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    Ah, a fellow Belfastian...
     
  12. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    lol putting it that way sounds like a swear word!
     

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