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Who folds with a Phenom? Whats your PPD?

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wingless

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I'm really curious as to how well the Phenoms fold. If you have one please tell us all about your experience with it. Are they competitive with Intel Quads at similar clock speeds? I remember reading The Tech Report Phenom review and the [email protected] performance was mediocre at best. They showed the Phenom trailing Athlon X2s. Is this the real world experience you have had with it?

Link to TR: http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/13633/13
 
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wingless

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Sure it is but I want to know what a user's real world experience with the Phenom is. So who the heck has one?
 

cw823

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But isn't that testing kinda pointless without SMP results? You might find one or two members running a Phenom, but not many more. Right now the Q6600 is just too popular and too easy.
 

Duner

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p2653 12:20 per frame
p3065 just under 17:00 per frame

I just started folding for the March Madness, making sure it can handle the stress, so no PPD numbers yet.
 

ChasR

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p2653 12:20/frame = 2055 ppd
p3065 17:00/frame = 1816 ppd

A Q6600 running native Linux @ 3.3 GHz makes about 3650 ppd on both and in VMware about 4450 ppd on two p2653s
 
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wingless

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Thanks for the link. This subject has been thoroughly flogged before. Hmmm, I'll sit this upgrade cycle out for a bit. Nehalem and 45nm AMDs are too close. They're all due out in Q3 2008 so I will have to hold my horses a bit longer.

Since I'm a gamer, I suppose I can get away with a video card upgrade. This 2900XT = fail (unless a GPU [email protected] client hits ASAP). I think I'd be more contented with higher FPS anyway. As far as folding goes, I'll keep on borging my friends' Q6600s FTMFW!
 

Zerix01

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Well that is not too bad. Clock for clock 2055 / 2.2GHz = 934. 3650 / 3.3GHz = 1106 PPD/GHz.

But yeah the Phenom's are stuck at 2.2 and 2.3 GHz w/o OC'ing.
 

Duner

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Actually it's worse than you thought.
If you can't see my sig. I'm at 2.585 GHz right now, 11X235.

Oh, and my p3065 numbers went down to 16:35 per frame by 80%. Just FYI.

But for me, this was a comparison between AM2 Brisbane vs Phenom and not Q6600. My brisbane only clocked to 2.6 on this cheap AM2 mobo, so the Phenom is quite an upgrade from that. 2 more cores and faster clock/clock.
 

Shiggity

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p2653 12:20 per frame
p3065 just under 17:00 per frame

I just started folding for the March Madness, making sure it can handle the stress, so no PPD numbers yet.

My cpu (in sig) does p2653 @ 11.2ish minutes per % with SMP in xp 32bit. That's with nothing running (my best folding efficiency).
 

David

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I have my eye on a cheap Phenom rig we're selling at work. I don't currently have £414 to hand so I wont be able to get it for a couple months. If I do get it I'll let you guys know how she folds :).

I'm tempted to install FaH and FaHMon on it to see how she does but it's a lot of hassle and the machine isn't up at the moment due to a missing DVI:VGA convertor.