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Message 1097428 - Posted: 15 Apr 2011, 10:13:45 UTC
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hi there i want to ask which will be the best option of these for crunching and play games.

3x8800GTX GTX
3x8800GTX Ultra
2x9800GX2
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2xGTX460


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Message 1097432 - Posted: 15 Apr 2011, 10:23:51 UTC - in response to Message 1097428.

"and playing games" of those choices would be
2x GTX 460, hands down. DirectX 11, Physx, etc... many of the newer games will
not work nearly as well on the older cards.

And with optimized fermi code in the works for crunching.. Definately go 460's.


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Message 1097433 - Posted: 15 Apr 2011, 10:27:45 UTC

460's all the way. At this point in time it's pretty dumb to even think about 8800's unless you are getting them super cheap or free. My 8800 runs the same times etc. as my GTS 250, and the 460 makes my 250 look really really bad.
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Message 1097446 - Posted: 15 Apr 2011, 12:13:59 UTC

hi there thanks for the fast reply the 8800 are only 100$ the 460 is 300$ so for one card i will buy 3 :D
Now i'm considering to buy 2x560 because the price is 320$ for the 560 or total 640$ because i thing the 460 is weak for that kind of money.
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Message 1097461 - Posted: 15 Apr 2011, 13:20:10 UTC - in response to Message 1097446.


Не е чак пък $300 - под $200 е:

http://www.mostbg.com/most/PriceList.aspx

PALIT GTX460 1G SONIC - 191.00 USD
http://www.mostbg.com/most/Item.aspx?itemid=42593


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Message 1097476 - Posted: 15 Apr 2011, 13:55:57 UTC
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не искам да чуя за МОСТ една камара пари отидоха ей така като не признават гаранции. само от ресет си и плесио си купувам неща само с тях нямам проблеми с гаранциите.(i don't wanna hear of MOST i lost i hole lot of money because they refuse RMA. I only buy electornics from plesio and reset because they have a good reputation and i have no problem with them with the warranty !!!)
and i don't wanna buy "PALIG" video cards will stick with the asus ones.
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Message 1097986 - Posted: 16 Apr 2011, 10:11:25 UTC
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Купи си Палит-и, но от някой друг препродавач, за да ти поеме той разправиите с Мост :) 5 Палита 460 760 МБ са минали през мен, в момента ползвам 3 от тях и нямам оплаквания. Примерно от Скай. Аз лично бих ти препоръчал iskampc.com, там работят най-любезните и отзивчиви хора в тази сфера. На подобни въпроси бих ти отговорил с удоволствие във форума на HardwareBG, на български. Там има раздел за SETI и други разпределени проекти.

Избoрът ти е две 460-ки и нищо друго. Овърклокваш, даунволтваш, всяка карта харчи по около 100 вата и носи 15К RAC.
Виж ми хоста с двете 460-ки. Смята само с две процесорни ядра на 4.5 ГХц и двете карти на 810/1620/2025 клоци. Харчи около 340 вата само. Температурите на картите се въртят около 57-61 градуса, зависи колко е топло в стаята.

RAC-ът ми в момента е генериран само от тази една-единствена машина.

Sorry for native language stuff, I said everything needed :)
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Message 1097993 - Posted: 16 Apr 2011, 11:55:36 UTC - in response to Message 1097986.


Sorry for native language stuff, I said everything needed :)

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Message 1098019 - Posted: 16 Apr 2011, 13:37:30 UTC
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hi there i sold my 3x8800GTX setup soooo i will buy something else

so next question is nvidia or ati and what model for Sli or crossfire total price of the 2 cards = 600$ or single one :) i'm waiting for your reply's

will use for crunching and gaming no problem with the PSU Unit :D

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Message 1098069 - Posted: 16 Apr 2011, 15:44:41 UTC

I think the best bang for the money is 2 used GTX295s, with some money left over. Each one can almost keep up with a GTX580. You would end up with an RAC of around 45000+ with this setup.
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Message 1098070 - Posted: 16 Apr 2011, 15:47:06 UTC

i was thinking of 2 way setup 560 Ti or 3 way 470 or 2 way 480 and then buy other one to make 3 way ?
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Message 1098155 - Posted: 16 Apr 2011, 20:00:21 UTC

Go for the latest generation to take advantage of the "fermi" architecture. You'll gain access to a far wider range of applications that will take advantage of that.

The Lunatics are working on a fermi application now for s@h...


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Message 1098193 - Posted: 16 Apr 2011, 22:04:47 UTC
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3x460, either version(except SE), will be best. He has MoBo with three x16 slots anyway. No TriSLI if this counts.
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Message 1098201 - Posted: 16 Apr 2011, 22:09:50 UTC

Just for comparisons, I am running two 480's on my rig. I crunch 24/7/365, and am very happy with the #12 spot on the top 20 rigs. Yes, I am using water cooling for both CPU, and GPU's, which helps a great deal. My RAC is totally from 1 rig.

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Message 1098218 - Posted: 16 Apr 2011, 22:27:15 UTC

I would like to run 2 6990.
Could be interesting.
But AMD has to improve the drivers first.
Also SDK of course.

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Message 1098352 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 9:48:53 UTC

i have decided which two options so this is it.

which to be 2x480 or 2x570 ???


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Message 1098353 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 9:53:32 UTC
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Definately 570s...better power consumption, run cooler and just as fast or faster than the 480s.

Prices where you are must suck though. I can get 1 gig GTX 460s for $150 Canadian now, while 560s are $230

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Message 1098354 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 9:57:06 UTC - in response to Message 1098352.
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i have decided which two options so this is it.

which to be 2x480 or 2x570 ???


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These two options would be roughly the same performance & fine choices. The 2x570's would acheive the same with fractionally (well perhaps quite a bit) less power/heat & noise, though then you would probably end up OCing higher.

There are arguments that the 3 x 560ti would be more productive, though nothing would stop you adding a third 570 later, provided sufficent PSU is available. Talking with guys behind the scenes that run multiple 480s, 2 OC'd with water cooling requires about a 1000 watt - 1200 Watt supply, preferably single +12V rail. A good choice would likely be the Corsair AX 1200 & allow for if you add a third card later, whether you go with the 570s or the 480s.

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Message 1098355 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 9:58:32 UTC
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http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/38626-nvidia-geforce-gtx-570-review.html

read this, especially the power consumption, folding and temperature sections.

It's not a little less power, it's like 100 Watts per card at load.

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Message 1098357 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 10:05:42 UTC - in response to Message 1098355.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/38626-nvidia-geforce-gtx-570-review.html

read this, especially the power consumption, folding and temperature sections.

It's not a little less power, it's like 100 Watts per card at load.


Yeah, that lower power yet higher performance is the deal clincher IMO. Got to keep in mind that since more OC headroom becomes available, then you tend to push harder to absorb the power reduction ;)

While I would consider the folding tests there as representative in a very general way of what would happen here, in testing we see quite a lot of power variation between application builds, so there could be quite different power picture between existing & forthcoming applications. That just means to regard the power & temp estimates as highly dependant on what you do with them.

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