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GTX 260 vs. 5770 Folding?

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June 23, 2010 12:56:02 AM

Which is faster at the folding, the GTX 260 (Core 216) or the Radeon 5770?

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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 10:28:15 AM

Both of cards are perform about the same, but HD5770 is more future proof since it has dx.11 ability...
If you don't care about that then take which card is cheaper... :) 
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a c 144 U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 2:24:00 PM

he ask which card will do the folding faster not those card gaming capability.

@Eugenester

i'm not sure which one is faster in folding but maybe you can google about it. but one thing i did know is many people choose nvidia cards over ATi for folding purpose
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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 2:49:23 PM

@renz496: I'm sorry, i'm not read his thread properly... :) 
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a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 3:56:07 PM

I don't now this for sure, but I'd lean toward thinking the GTX 260 would be better @ Folding. I say this simply because the whole Folding thing is nVidia's game in the first place. ;) 

You probably want to specifically ask this question in a Folding forum though.
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a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 5:16:40 PM

The GTX260 will be better due to the fact that they haven't updated the ATI core since the HD3xxx series

jerreece said:
I don't now this for sure, but I'd lean toward thinking the GTX 260 would be better @ Folding. I say this simply because the whole Folding thing is nVidia's game in the first place. ;) 

You probably want to specifically ask this question in a Folding forum though.


NV first at folding, i don't think so, ATI has been doing Folding@Home since the ATI X1900
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a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 5:34:39 PM

Nvidia gpu's are superior @ folding.
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Since NVIDIA started working with the Stanford University Folding@home team, NVIDIA GPUs have grown to the point that they now contribute over 45% of the x86 TeraFLOPS while accounting for less than 4% of the active processors. http://blogs.nvidia.com/ntersect/2010/05/foldinghome-re...

http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=ossta...

ATI FAQ
http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-ATI2
Nvidia FAQ
http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-NVIDIA
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a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 5:39:31 PM

though i expect ATI to get better performance (compared to right now)with the next GPU release (hopefully using OpenCL under the hood) and be competitive with the NV cards of the same caliber of compute power
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July 6, 2010 8:37:47 PM

Ok, thanks everyone. I just wanted to verify that Nvidia's CUDA is faster than ATi's GPUs. This has given me a lot of insight on my next GPU purchase.
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July 6, 2010 9:34:56 PM

What? Folding relies of FLOPS, and thats an area where ATI cards have an edge. The 5770 has something like 1.08 TFLOPS single precision performance, while the 260 has something like 600 GFLOPS single presision.

PS: The reason for this is because while Nvidias 200 arch has higher clock rates per core, the 5770 has much more cores, resulting in much more parallel processing power which is what folding needs.
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a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 9:43:27 PM

yannifb said:
What? Folding relies of FLOPS, and thats an area where ATI cards have an edge. The 5770 has something like 1.08 TFLOPS single precision performance, while the 260 has something like 600 GFLOPS single presision.

PS: The reason for this is because while Nvidias 200 arch has higher clock rates per core, the 5770 has much more cores, resulting in much more parallel processing power which is what folding needs.


no, the reason ATI is so bad at folding is the outdated GPU core for ATI cards (been the same from HD3xxx) and can only utilize something like 320 stream processors (instead of 1800), even something like the 9800GT will beat a 4870

EDIT: 5770 Single Precision Floating Point Flops: 1360 GFLOPS, GTX260 Single Precision Floating Point Flops: 874.8 GFLOPS, and be happy that F@H doesn't use Double Precision which the 5770 can't do at all
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July 17, 2010 5:21:21 AM

Best answer selected by eugenester.
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