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Re: We'll catch you soon enough. 2017/06/19 10:19:19 (permalink)
i wouldn't buy any 1070 that is over $415. i say this as anything over that price and you will have a better PPD/USD ratio buying a 1080ti founders, not to mention the 1080ti already has the best PPD/Watt. that is unless you are comparing hybrid models.


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Re: We'll catch you soon enough. 2017/06/19 12:58:04 (permalink)
Yes newegg has PNY 1080ti's for 659.99 right now.  Founders, but they claim they only have a 1 year warranty.  So tempting..if only they took my Canadian visa still as I do not want to liquidate ETH on a down turn.




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Re: We'll catch you soon enough. 2017/06/19 20:58:37 (permalink)
Yep, 1070s are too pricy now - so my next build (I pulled the trigger on buying the parts this morning) I'm experimenting with one of those Zotac sorta-short 1080 cards in the "short" slot, and moved to "long" 1080s for the other 2 slots.
I *almost* pulled the trigger on a pair of 1080 ti though.
 
I'm abandoning the Intel experiment - all 3 of the cards in that machine are providing VERY poor PPD, even the one with PCI-E 3.0 x16 is under 500k PPD on most work units, and one of the 2 in the x4 slots is consistantly under 300k (the other one is pretty close to the 16x slot) - so I get to shift some "mining" stuff into that MB and shift those 1070s over to my current "spare" AMD board.
I am pretty sure I went too low on the CPU - but getting much higher on the CPU starts getting WAY Expen$ive on the Intel side - the cpu IN the thing was almost identical cost to my usual A10-7860K quad-cores despite being only a dual-core.
 Up side, I didn't pay any more for that base rig than my usual AMD build, so as a mining machine it won't have been a bad investment.
 I was  also underwhelmed badly by the iGPU - it only provided about 1/3 of the performance I expected, and I was only expecting half the performance of an AMD iGPU - plus Intel still believes in locked multipliers, which doesn't let me adjust the balance between the iGPU and the CPU sides.
 
 I don't look at FE - they put the fan way too far from the end of the board, so they wouldn't get enough cooling in my 3-card rigs - the middle card would be VERY starved for air.
They're fine for 1-card or 2-card rigs or riser rigs though, and blower-style cards can be nice for rigs in a case (like my gaming rig).
 

I am the friendly competition - but at least I DO use some EVGA products to compete with y'all

 
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Re: We'll catch you soon enough. 2017/06/19 21:04:41 (permalink)
For folding an intel i3 is more than enough... what was this "experiment" anyway?


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Re: We'll catch you soon enough. 2017/06/20 10:54:07 (permalink)
It was my first Intel build in about 15 years - wanted to see if an Intel rig with the same ballpark cost as my usual AMD platform would offer better folding performance - while not sacrificing too much iGPU performance to toss at Moo Wrapper.
 Going with the bottom-end i3 would have bumped the price up to about 25% more than my usual AMD option - it was hard enough trying to keep it in the SAME price range, and in the end I still ended up about $10 more on the MB/CPU/RAM than the last AMD build I did, or the ones I just ordered for my next build (triple 1080 this time, another experiment - will the Zotac "mini" 1080 be short enough to let the middle card stay cool - if not, I get to do some card rearrangement and make the Zotac a "slot 1" card in another machine and go back to using ITX-length 1070s for slot 3).
 
 20/20 hindsight though I should have gone with a different variation on that Gigabyte board - they have one for about $15 more that has 8x to the second slot, AND dual PS/2 type connections, I'd probably have liked that one better - but given what I was seeing on folding performance, I suspect it would not have changed the results of the experiment.
 The experiment failed on ALL counts (mildly on the folding side, VERY badly on the iGPU side), but I always knew I could use it for other stuff as a worst-case option.
 
 I've already moved the pair of EVGA 1070 SCs in that rig to a different rig, the 3'd is a Gigabyte ITX that has it's next home assigned, but I probably won't get around to swapping it out 'till late today or sometime tomorrow.
 
 I've seen a couple good reviews on the PNY founder 1080ti cards - dunno if they would be any better than the EVGA version, but I've had fairly good luck over the years with the few PNY GPUs I've ever bought.
 
 

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Re: We'll catch you soon enough. 2017/06/20 22:05:50 (permalink)
toddryoungblood, you hit #2 in production for a single user on the 19th! soo close to that #1 spot i know you'll get there soon enough. also Curecoin is now putting out 3x the PPD of EVGA, which is just mind blowing!


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