I've owned mostly Evga cards for the last decade. My 1060ti oc stayed at good temps but the fans were a bit loud. This new card is literally silent and it's case less. The mobo is sitting on top of it's box
Got mine this week finally. Liking it so far not too flashy, black theme, and the bios is great. Combo deal with 1600x and 16gb gskill 3200 blinky ram for $330
Edit: mine had no seal either, unlike my 1660ti that had a seal and was an obvious open box that was sold as new
The Rog strix b450f is listed as a lower end board but it's pretty solid. Just built a new rig this week and got it as a combo from Newegg with a 2600x and 16gb gskill 3200 ram for $330 (like getting upgraded to the 2600x for $50 for free). Haven't had a PC in 18 months and 1st AMD since my dual...
This is the one I just got. Very impressed so far. Specs say 1860mhz boost clock but I've seen it hit 1935 and 1950. Nice and quiet, highest temp so far is 65c and the fans literally blowing cool air out the ends.
And it plays minesweeper at 4k with software ray tracing enabled @ 1500fps
Quake 1 & 3 are a couple of my all time favorites. Back in the good ol days of 56k dial up, fighting online with guys who just got 512k cable modem. Bought a 3dfx voodoo just for quake 1. Times have changed a little since then
Got it setup this morning, and after some issues with it not folding at all I'm at about 180k ppd with just the vid card. It's actually a 290 unlocked to a 290x running @ 1000/1250 so I'm pretty stoked. On project 9101 its 2:14 tpf while my 660ti is at 4:11 tpf, so almost twice as fast :)
With any luck I'll be setting up a 290x to the folding machine today. I was wondering if there's any updated pod info out there. Early on it varied from 115k - 180k per day, then abysmaly lower like 60k. Any one else folding with these have any guesstimates?
I switched to driver 326.80 about 10 days ago and what a difference, almost double ppd.
To be clear on the cpu threads to use, I don't have hyperthreading so make that 2? And do I only change the cpu threads in the cpu slot, not the gpu slot...since the options are available in both?
I've started folding again and would like to know what settings I should use to get the most out of my gpu. I've read that the new gpu client likes to dedicate 1 cpu core....should I leave the client setting at -1 or is there something better.
Running a 2500k @ 4.2ghz and a 660ti at the moment