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XJ. 06-18-2008 09:45 AM

FAH GPU client now Available for nVidia!
 
Lots of info in the forum:

Folding Forum • View forum - Beta testing the GPU2 Win client (nVidia GPUs)

:tiphat:

WhiteEclipse 06-18-2008 06:00 PM

Re: FAH GPU client now Available for nVidia!
 
sweet!

SupDawg 06-18-2008 06:05 PM

Re: FAH GPU client now Available for nVidia!
 
So how many PPD would I get with a 8800 gts? I dont have time to look right now.. at work... nm 8800GTS 512 finishes a WU in 25 minutes.

XJ. 06-19-2008 11:51 AM

Re: FAH GPU client now Available for nVidia!
 
I think a bit more than a 3GHz Quad :eek2:

WhiteEclipse 06-19-2008 02:34 PM

Re: FAH GPU client now Available for nVidia!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by XJ. (Post 1414967)
I think a bit more than a 3GHz Quad :eek2:

A lot more than a quad. Holy cow I can't believe how fast this is!

XJ. 06-19-2008 02:47 PM

Re: FAH GPU client now Available for nVidia!
 
Hmm, maybe I need to save my pennies for a second 9600GT and a couple of aftermarket coolers (once they get the GPU2 client working on multiple GPUs per machine like the original GPU client).

From what I've heard, the 280 is an absolute beast - and will soon be even faster once a couple of optimizations are finished.

Oh, here's a sample 8800 result from the forum:
Quote:

8800GT 256MB oc'd to 650/850/1625
X2 5000+ @ 3GHZ
Windows XP Pro SP2 32Bit
177.35 Drivers
4980ppd on p5001
:jawdrop: :eek2:

SupDawg 06-19-2008 02:48 PM

Re: FAH GPU client now Available for nVidia!
 
I am trying to install the 17735 drivers, but it keeps erroring out saying it doesnt have hardware it recognizes.

XJ. 06-19-2008 02:49 PM

Re: FAH GPU client now Available for nVidia!
 
You need the modded drivers to work with the 8800, the 177.35 are only for the 280/260.

XJ. 06-19-2008 03:02 PM

Re: FAH GPU client now Available for nVidia!
 
Check out this link SupDawg:

Download CUDA Code - complete and free toolkit for creating derivative works

SupDawg 06-19-2008 03:39 PM

Re: FAH GPU client now Available for nVidia!
 
Thanks... I think I got it working...Looks like for my GPU, it should be good for about 2k points per day. It's doing 1 frame of a 98 point WU every 45 seconds

So if my math is right about 2k per day. Unfortunately, the GPU uses about 20% CPU time so that should reduce my output from my quad core by about 20%.

XJ. 06-19-2008 06:05 PM

Re: FAH GPU client now Available for nVidia!
 
Running the SMP client is probably reducing the PPD from your Vid card as well, since the GPU client uses allot of bandwidth from the processor to the card.

zsaz1029 06-19-2008 06:56 PM

Re: FAH GPU client now Available for nVidia!
 
Can't run it on my 7600 GS :(

XJ. 06-19-2008 07:57 PM

Re: FAH GPU client now Available for nVidia!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zsaz1029 (Post 1415000)
Can't run it on my 7600 GS :(

No, you need a G80 core or better (8xxx or better).



Another thing folks need, FYI, is good cooling. Consumer GPUs aren't meant for 24x7 use. Dual slot coolers are probably OK, otherwise directed cooling withing the case or 3rd party coolers are a good idea to keep the temps down.

WhiteEclipse 06-20-2008 10:03 AM

Re: FAH GPU client now Available for nVidia!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by XJ. (Post 1415003)
No, you need a G80 core or better (8xxx or better).

Another thing folks need, FYI, is good cooling. Consumer GPUs aren't meant for 24x7 use. Dual slot coolers are probably OK, otherwise directed cooling withing the case or 3rd party coolers are a good idea to keep the temps down.

What, you have never played a new game 24 straight hours - noob. lol.

my 8800gts 640 ran overnight and stayed a consistent temp, less than 20 degrees above idle temp. It does not get quite as hot as it does when playing a high-end 3d game.

XJ. 06-25-2008 03:50 PM

Re: FAH GPU client now Available for nVidia!
 
Good point. It really depends on the card in question and it's cooling solution. And temps will go up as the folding code gets more efficient.

And NO, I haven't ever played a game for 24 hours straight - I used to play UT2003/2004 for about 24 hours a week, but my wife was ready to kill me :eek2: so I had to stop.


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