GPU Folding for my 5870?

Joined
Feb 4, 2002
Messages
19,277
Location
Monterey, CA
#4
Well, as winter is coming in, I'll probably start folding with my two workstations. Both are roughly the one in my sig, one with a 5870 and one with a GTX295.
 

Mercutio

Fatwah on Western Digital
Joined
Jan 17, 2002
Messages
20,329
Location
I am omnipresent
Website
s-laker.org
#9
That's an almost $500 motherboard with a fan that has at best a 12-month lifespan. Something like that might be more interesting if a reputable vendor gets around to building one with a proper cooling arrangement.
 

Pradeep

Storage? I am Storage!
Joined
Jan 21, 2002
Messages
3,845
Location
Runny glass
#11
Surely another 5970 in Crossfire with your existing, would give you four way equivalence in two PCI slots, leaving plenty available for I/O without pissing away $400+ on a single socket mobo?
 
Joined
Feb 4, 2002
Messages
19,277
Location
Monterey, CA
#12
Surely another 5970 in Crossfire with your existing, would give you four way equivalence in two PCI slots, leaving plenty available for I/O without pissing away $400+ on a single socket mobo?
But then you are giving up the option of quad 5970s for the equivalent of 8-way performance ;)
 

Pradeep

Storage? I am Storage!
Joined
Jan 21, 2002
Messages
3,845
Location
Runny glass
#13
I don't think you can crossfire more than two of the x2 type cards, it's four GPUs max AFAICT. So up to four single GPU cards, or two double GPUs.
 
Top