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Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by DocJonz, 9 Sep 2019.

  1. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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    Lost an GTX 1070 last night - seems the power circuitry has failed.
    It has been Folding continuously for nearly 3 years, which fortunately means it is within the 3 year warranty period I have on the card :cooldude:
     
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  2. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    It had a good innings. 3 years at full pelt is no mean feat!
     
  3. clanseven

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    Good excuse to upgrade...:hehe:
     
  4. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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    Mmmm ... I would like to go down the RTX 2080 Ti route ... but I'm not paying over a grand for a GPU ... well, at least not at the moment :nono:
     
  5. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Since I've been folding on two of these... I can't really recommend them at this stage. They thrive on high atom count work units (which will see you 2-3M ppd), but due to the constraints set/not set by the project managers they often pick up smaller units which regularly dip to 1.5M or lower - 2070 Super territory.

    In the past couple of days I have been in communication on the official forum regarding 5000 atom projects being assigned to my RTX hardware, which at one point saw less than 700K ppd on the 2080Tis. They have since corrected this project as the assignment logic was faulty, but there are a few others which Pande believe to be fair game to RTX hardware which halve the potential output. Not worth the 100% price hike over the 2070 Supers imho.

    Nice when they're nice, but hamstrung from time to time. Of course, if you're in it solely for the science then fair play, but if there's even an element of willy-waving :worried: then it may leave you cold.

    EDIT: Of course, in moments like these they feel like they're worth it:

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  6. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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    That's some nice output - and on only 6 GPUs :thumb:

    (That's why I was toying with moving to the RTX 2080 Ti's - essentially using one of these to replace two GTX 1070's in each case. It would save heat and electricity and generate a higher PPD ... sounds like I'm trying to talk myself into it :hehe:)
     
  7. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Two grand is a monster outlay for anything from 3-6M ppd, but then just about everything is! Hoping that OPENMM_22 might bring some proper support for big shade counts, I've seen some reports in the wild of over 3M on a single 2080Ti. If that were a frequent occurrence then they would make much more financial sense.

    I won't keep the second one folding indefinitely as I've only borrowed it from my gaming rig (in exchange for a 2060) whilst I'm busy at work and in my push to hit the billion mark.

    2070 Supers are still where the smart money is at, a pair should see a reliable 2.5-2.9M (possibly nudging 3M on Ubuntu) and if you catch an eBay special you're only looking at a shade over £400 per card. At that point the only benefit of a single Ti is 100-150 fewer Watts at the wall.
     
  8. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    And as if designed to prove my point, take a look now:

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    Top card is a 2070 Super, bottom is a 2080Ti :rollingeyes:

    160,000 atoms vs 13,000. It's not efficient folding.
     

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