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chuckerants

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I'm thinking about replacing my HD 7970 in my primary rig. I don't game, I just Fold. So with that in mind, what is the best bang for the buck for a Windows Folder like the GTX 970 is for Linux?

TIA
 

jaymz9350

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970's do pretty good in windows to, mine do over 300k ppd each (don't know the exact numbers but 2 970's and 1 7970 I was around 760-780k ppd)
 

caddi daddi

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my 980, non ti make 400,000, ppd/watt is great, better than my 970's but the get in might be a little high.
if you go with a 970, get an evga 970 ftw+ or it's equal, while folding it'll boost to 1500 and pretty much stay there, no clocking required.
 
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chuckerants

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It sounds like everyone is saying that the 970 is still the best PPD per watt in Windows. The PPD quoted by some of you is pretty much what I'm getting in Zorin/Linux, so why am I running Zorin?

And what Win 7 driivers should I be using for optimum PPD?

970's do pretty good in windows to, mine do over 300k ppd each (don't know the exact numbers but 2 970's and 1 7970 I was around 760-780k ppd)
 

Silver_Pharaoh

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It sounds like everyone is saying that the 970 is still the best PPD per watt in Windows. The PPD quoted by some of you is pretty much what I'm getting in Zorin/Linux, so why am I running Zorin?

And what Win 7 driivers should I be using for optimum PPD?
327.23 for Windows. :thup:
 

caddi daddi

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327 driver is for last gen cards, kepler.
start your maxwell with 361.43.
a 970 will make 300,000 under linux with just clocking the card to 1500 and getting the driver installed also the operating system is free.
 

Silver_Pharaoh

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327 driver is for last gen cards, kepler.
start your maxwell with 361.43.
a 970 will make 300,000 under linux with just clocking the card to 1500 and getting the driver installed also the operating system is free.

Forgot we were talking about Maxwell :facepalm:
Thx caddi for correcting me!!!