folding with a Core i7-860?

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  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    so i wonder how a Core i7-860 will do with folding? the top of the line iMacs seems to be shipping with this processor, and from looking at reviews of the processor, it seems to be a little faster than the core i7-920
     
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    yeah i ran across that review when searching. it's only slightly faster though, and a little harder to overclock. but i bet it would be good at folding. i wonder if many people are using them?
     
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    I wonder if cuda would run on the 9400? graphics chip? that would help get some extra ppd. Too bad you can't change graphics boards in that monster iMac, it seems like it could use faster graphics for that large monitor.
     
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    I've been doing nothing but GPU folding even with a Q6600 or Core i5 750. :(
     
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    15K PPD? Would you care to explain? With the new version of VMware 3.0 I can get it to do 8000 to 9000PPD on two 4 Core instances....
     
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    Okay... maybe it is because I'm new here.... is this a Mac only thing? I fold on W7 using CPU and GPU.... the max points that you get on your CPU = 1920 for 1 WU
     
  9. SciFrog macrumors 6502

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    Mac and Linux.
    These units need at least 8 cores (real or virtual) to run.
    They are 25k points and have a very short deadline with a bonus if you send them back faster than 4 days.
     
  10. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    yeah i know. a better video card option would be nice

    what card do you have?

    but wouldn't 45 min a frame take about 3.125 days to complete, plus the upload time, so about 3.15 days? wouldn't you still get a bonus for that?
     
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    I still fold on my Radeon HD 4830. I'll be trying the SMP client under Windows later today.
     
  12. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    oh okay. i've only heard bad things about the SMP windows client though
     
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    I encountered those bad things. I did have it working under Vista Ultimate 64-bit last year though. I can't seem to get it to work again.
     
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    oh wow. i'm sorry to hear that. yeah i think i've actually got it to work a couple months ago, but it didn't work all that great
     
  15. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    so i hate to bring back an old thread, but i'm still wondering what kind of numbers people are getting folding with an i7-860? i've read some numbers online, and they seem to be less than the 920s
     

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