I saw these systems in person at microcenter. They look pretty darn good really. They made me look twice. It would be tough to build one for that price assuming you buy your OS.
My son wants to trade in a laptop for a gaming rig. I'm tempted.
Can I join the old timer talk? Always good to see the old names in here.
I started folding on my hyperthreaded Pentium 4 3.0C. Two clients to take advantage of hyperthreading. I think I got around 300 PPD with that bad boy. Yes that's 300. Not 300k or 300 million. Hah.
Lots of iterations...
FAH just implemented CUDA on Nvidia GPUs recently, and there are thousands of Nvidia GPUs in use in FAH. It seemed to take them a very long time to figure that out, when there's been untapped performance waiting for optimization there.
It would seem even less likely they will optimize for...
I know. I found a guy on Reddit who swapped my 3600 for the 3900X for a good deal. If I can get my hands on a 5900X I will buy it and sell the 3900X. I'm predicting availability on the Ryzen will suck as bad as everything else does right now though.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
I've been thinking....with the way today's CPUs boost (high single thread performance, lower all core performance), it wouldn't take too much variance for the GPU PPD lost to outweigh the CPU PPD gain.