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.
I'm watching my GTX 1080 completely consume a core of my Ryzen 5 3600, and I'm thinking, I've been seeing this same behavior for years. It seems like every GPU has always taken 100% of a full CPU core of every CPU I've owned. Has anybody benchmarked CPU speed to see if CPU speed could bottleneck...
It hasn't crunched in quite a while, but I don't know any reason why it wouldn't.
4X Opteron 6172 (2.1Ghz, 12 core)
Tyan S8812 motherboard
Motherboard benching tray from Spotswood
4X Noctua CPU coolers (quiet)
Basically, this will have everything you need minus a...
I feel like we might need to translate a few things for the younguns.
"tbird" means AMD Athlon Thunderbird. A beast of a ~1GHz single core CPU. These were the best back in the day when the Intel Pentium 3 was hotter and slower.
"Northbridge" refers to a separate chip on the motherboard that...
I like mine with a lime please
I heard about the availability of the COVID19 WUs and figured I'd toss a couple boxen at the problem. It's been too long since I've heard the whir of the fans spinning up other than gaming.
Edit. My GPUs are idle. I guess the well of WUs is dry at the moment.
I'm using the "Dell" setting. About the only thing I could see affecting these results is the PCIe state power management, right?
Edit: not to mention, if this is the Dell recommended setting, how could they recommend a setting that would result in drastically worse user experience? Ugh.
I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming with an i5 and a Toshiba XG5 256GB NVME SSD. The PC is basically new, and out of the box, performance is sluggish. It seems to hang at odd times (5 seconds to open Chrome, for example), but it's erratic (at other times, Chrome loads instantly). To me...
Hey guys. Been a while.
I loaded up the Windows FAH client and I’m getting around 500-600k PPD. Is that an optimized production level?
Are there other projects I should be supporting instead? I also have the old opteron 48 core beast in the basement. Is there anything worth doing with...
I'm seeing Core_21 is 0% stable on the latest 375.95 driver (which supposedly includes a hotfix for a memory bug). Core_18 seems to complete units correctly. I'm hoping 373 fixes it. I'll give it a shot.
Good to see the familiar names as always. Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm really sorry to hear about grandma. Sad I missed the chance to pay tribute.
Cypher- do you have your card over clocked? I've seen this behavior on my GPUs when the over clock goes unstable and the card drops down into...
The house was getting a little cool so I figured it would be a good time to throw a few rigs at F@H again. It won't be much, but probably enough to put me in the top 15 or so PPD wise. So, what have I missed?
Who's this grandma I'm looking up at?!? That's embarrassing.
What's this I hear...