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Core 17 Updated

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by r3loaded, 7 May 2013.

  1. r3loaded

    r3loaded Minimodder

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    Posting this here in case you guys haven't seen it: Core 17 update, video, and reddit live Q&A

    The juicy details:
    • GTX 680 goes up from 30k to 80k PPD
    • Titan goes up from 50k to 120k PPD
    • But most incredibly, 7970 goes from 10k to 110k PPD!! :D

    It's time to bring GPUs (particularly AMD Radeons) back into the fold - even a 7870 will net you 50k on the new core! :clap:
     
  2. TaRkA DaHl

    TaRkA DaHl Modder

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    Any flags required to pick them up? Or are they just part of the fold?
     
  3. r3loaded

    r3loaded Minimodder

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    Well it's out of beta now so it should be automatically enabled for GPU slots. Check your system to see if it's being used - if not, advmethods should definitely enable it.
     
  4. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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    As I understand it, its still in beta testing at the moment - therefore, you would need to add the beta flag to pick it up. In HFM, you'll see it come up as Core ID '17' and Core 'ZETA'.

    I tried it on my test machine with a GTX 560 - it's not good for Fermi, as the PPD dropped by about 2k - it's really geared for Kepler and Radeon 7xxx's.
     
  5. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    Well, that's going to make choosing a new graphics card more difficult :sigh:
     
  6. ross2011

    ross2011 folding for my daughter

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    580 same points

    im running a gtx580 at 920mhz and still getting normal, about 30500ppd 2m11sec tpf totaling 3hours 26mins project 7663

    ross
     
  7. TaRkA DaHl

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    Really is an update for Kepler and other high ends, my GTX460 just picked up a core 17 and is sitting at the same PPD it always has. Enjoy the points big spenders :)
     
  8. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Hmmm interesting, wonder what my heavily overclocked H2O'd GTX670 could pull off on these...
     
  9. r3loaded

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    It's actually quite easy - Radeon 7970 for most PPD/£, Titan for most PPD/W :D
     
  10. johnim40

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    my 2 gtx660s are happily running them and running cooler just using 1 core per gpu on my i5 2500k

    and my gtx560ti too on my i5 750
     
  11. TaRkA DaHl

    TaRkA DaHl Modder

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    What sort of points increase are you seeing on the 660s and 560?
     
  12. johnim40

    johnim40 Minimodder

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    normally i get 90-100k ppd

    but got 140ppd yesterday

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  13. Scorpuk

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    Hmmmm might get a 7970 and relegate my GTX580 to folding. :)
     
  14. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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    I tried adding the GPU slot under Linux with the v7 client - seemed to work without effort with the new Core.
    (Details: latest patches on Ubuntu 12.04 with GTX 460 and beta flag in v7.3.6 client).
     

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