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GTX 260 vs. 5770 Folding?

Which is faster at the folding, the GTX 260 (Core 216) or the Radeon 5770?
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  1. 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... :)
  2. 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
  3. @renz496: I'm sorry, i'm not read his thread properly... :)
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  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Best answer
    Nvidia gpu's are superior @ folding.
    Quote:
    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-releases-beta-client-for-nvidia-gtx-400-gpus.html

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

    ATI FAQ
    http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-ATI2
    Nvidia FAQ
    http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-NVIDIA
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. notty22 said:


    got to love the poor ATI support for F@H, personally i done with it since i'm have 2 x 4870's and they don't update the GPU core to utilize it all, i know do opencl programming and use it for my own calculations
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