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Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by davev8app, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. davev8app

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    its now cold in my little room with my PC in it so i think i need a 250wat heater ...as my number 2 son has stolen my 7870 and using it for gaming (it was a 1100mhz one aswell)...i suppose i need to shell out for another ....am i still best off with AMD or is maxwell working now? ...i was thinking of a s/h 7970
     
  2. Biffa

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    970 or 960 is good bang for buck and both use less power than a 7970

    tables are flipped since last you played :)
     
  3. currob

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  4. davev8app

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    thats useful info..a gtx960 looks to be a bit better than a 7970 with a lot less power and the same or a little more £$ second hand.....how many post is it till i have access the second hand goodies on here??
     
  5. currob

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    Members Market needs 1000 posts
     
  6. davev8app

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    has it always been that hi?......so about 2029 for me then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. currob

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    If you're thinking of gtx960, I have a leaf blower reference cheapest of the lot KFA 960 and running it with power limited to 50% in afterburner to keep it cool and quiet and it is getting 115k ppd with temp of just 50c. If you got one with a better cooler and ran it at 100% with higher clock speed you'd be nearer or around 200k ppd I reckon. When the current wu finishes I'll run it at full pelt for a while and let you know the ppd
     
  8. currob

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    OK, here's a screenie with power limit at 50%

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    And another with power limit at 100%

    [​IMG]

    Not as much difference as I thought there would be, a better cooler and higher clocks would boost the ppd further. Not bad though for a 120w vga card :)
     
  9. davev8app

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    yes that looks good for the money