Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by TaRkA DaHl, 2 Sep 2020.
Who's for an upgrade
3080 should be a fantastic folder, price not to bad either.
My plan was always to upgrade the core components in my Folidng rigs first (which I did in September last year, as they were nearly ten years old!), and once rebuilt, continue using my GTX 1070 cards till the RTX 30xx cards came out ...
I'll see what I can do about running a benchmark if someone can get me a script or instructions.
I've not used it myself, but FAHbench is designed to test the GPU in the same way as the F@H molecular simulations and give a score which can be compared with other GPUs.
Not for me sadly, I'm going to fold to 5 billion and then retire for the time being. Work is picking up and I'd like to replace my car in the coming months! Was in two minds about stopping and selling up before the inevitable price crashes from the 30XX announcement, but I'd made a pact to myself to get to a round 5,000,000,000 (or as close as possible)!
Gaming quite happily on a 1660 Super at the moment and it goes strong at 1440p on the sort of games I tend to play.
That's about 8 days away at your current rate. Still get some resale in your current cards too, although not as much as two weeks ago. 2080ti seem to be dropping to £600-700 now which is very cheap.
When I started again in feb I initially thought about getting to 1b, but that doesn't seem particularly difficult currently. I'll see if money allows, maybe go to 3000 series and try and get to top 10 producers, about 2.5b.
I'll probably hold on to the Ti and sell all the rest of the kit, keep an eye on the marketplace in the coming weeks!
Thanks @DocJonz, I didn't know that existed. So you can directly compare GPUs if you have them on hand to test. I'll have a go.
I was just thinking that a second hand 2070 Super would be a good upgrade for me without being overkill like a 3070/3080. I'll keep my eyes peeled!
I've been eyeing up some of your kit for a while
Has Dave_Goodchild snaffled it already though, as his PPD has rocketed this last week ...
It looks like he's got a lot of cards folding, that's for sure. 20+ WUs every three hours.
I don't know what's happening to my points in the past 24 hours, lots of WUs not being credited.
3090 5.5m PPD Average with a peak of 7m
3080 4.5m PPD Average with a peak of 6m
Anyone in the team manage to bag one of these elusive critters yet?
but only in my dreams early in the morning!
OK, now I'm thinking of upgrading to RTX 3070. Ignoring anything else I might do with the machine, I have two questions
a) Back in the day it was always said that nVidia cards were better than AMD (PPD or PPD/watt). Is this still the case?
b) Again, it used to be the case that mixing different generations of nVidia cards meant that neither card ran at its full potential. Is this still the case? Could I run my 1080 Ti, 1660 Ti and a RTX 3070 together?
Or perhaps I'll wait for RTX 3060 Ti and save money...
a: yes - but may change with 6000 series
b: can run various together as long as you have enough cpu cores to keep them supplied
I've currently got access to a 3090 for some upcoming articles. Anyone still interested in FAHBench numbers?
I think we'd be interested in some numbers.
Looks like it will be next year before actually being able to get any of these cards physically
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