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2020/03/30 11:08:23 (permalink)
Okay... I have a x570 MEG ACE. I have an EVGA 2060 Super folding 24/7. I have an open x8 slot.
 
Do I get a cheap filler card for the other slot (ie 1650 super) and step up my 2060 super (if available)?
Do I buy another 2060 super?
Do I buy a 2070 super?
 
Ideally I want to fold many more WU, but also have the option to turn off the main gpu slot in order to game some. I'm looking to do something soon as I don't like to look too far ahead and speculate at all on a 3xxx. I also like PPD/w over PPD/$ in most cases.
 
Thanks!


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    ipkha
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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/03/30 12:16:20 (permalink)
    I'd personally just pick up another 2060 Super. It can be simpler to have matching cards.
    You are already close to the sweet spot I believe.


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    Jayrock
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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/03/30 23:50:35 (permalink)
    Sounds like a plan. Cheers!


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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/03/31 00:02:29 (permalink)
    Jayrock
    Sounds like a plan. Cheers!



    @Jayrock, sure you could get another 2060 Super... BUT wouldn't this be a great excuse justification to upgrade to a 2080 Ti???
     
    On a more serious note: overclock.net has a great spreadsheet on estimated PPD's for each GPU which can help you make a decision.
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    Jayrock
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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/03/31 00:45:23 (permalink)
    Hahaha. Yes. Love that you crossed out excuse for justification.
     
    I do play at 1440p so having a stronger main card might be worth it, hence the step-up suggestion. I'm just really into folding for the moment while I take online classes with games being on the side.


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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/03/31 06:04:14 (permalink)
    If you're going to grab another 2060, you should pick up the KO edition. They're monsters when it comes to folding.


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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/04/01 12:42:29 (permalink)
    @castrator86, I belive you own a 2060 KO right? How'd the PPD? I could've sworn I saw you post a picture where the 2060 KO was doing about 1.3 mil PPD?
     
    Looks like it was from @yodap instead:
     
    2060KO

    post edited by slurm1 - 2020/04/01 13:13:01
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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/04/01 19:16:30 (permalink)
    Been ramping up my ppd myself. Replaced a HD 6970 with RX 570. Now getting a GTX 970 to put along side my GTX 1080 on main computer. Will justify getting something better than a 1080 at some point but found a good deal on the 970. Will bring my in use count to 1x 1080, 1x 1660(which does pretty decent for power consumption), 2x 970, 1x 570. Plan is to hold out for Ampere at this point.
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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/04/02 12:42:01 (permalink)
    In the long run, your upgrade path will lead you to 2080Ti GPUs, simply because they're so much more efficient and the limitation on ac outlets might force you to increase efficiency.
    However if you have plenty energy spare, and a 2080Ti is too high priced, I would suggest to go with a 2070 super.
     
    Do know that 2 cards close together create a lot of heat.
    If you can find a free slot away from the motherboard, and use a pcie x16 riser cable, you can eliminate some of that heat.
     
    If you want to run 2 GPUs, make sure you have at least 700W, preferably a 1000W PSU.
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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/04/02 13:00:14 (permalink)
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    @castrator86, I belive you own a 2060 KO right? How'd the PPD? I could've sworn I saw you post a picture where the 2060 KO was doing about 1.3 mil PPD?
     

     
    I'm on a 2070S and can pull anywhere from 1.3-1.5M PPD.


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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/04/02 13:43:08 (permalink)
    ProDigit
    In the long run, your upgrade path will lead you to 2080Ti GPUs, simply because they're so much more efficient and the limitation on ac outlets might force you to increase efficiency.
    However if you have plenty energy spare, and a 2080Ti is too high priced, I would suggest to go with a 2070 super.
     
    Do know that 2 cards close together create a lot of heat.
    If you can find a free slot away from the motherboard, and use a pcie x16 riser cable, you can eliminate some of that heat.
     
    If you want to run 2 GPUs, make sure you have at least 700W, preferably a 1000W PSU.




    Got a 1000w Seasonic just for folding reasons. And I can easily crank up my front 140mm intakes that are less than an inch from gpus to deal with heat. I'll see where I can get the best priced 2060 or 70 super.
     
    EDIT: Also I got 2-slot gpus so there is room between them on my x570. Taking out the pcie bracket holders just dumps heat out of there nicely.
    post edited by Jayrock - 2020/04/02 13:46:57


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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/04/02 14:37:51 (permalink)
    slurm1
    @castrator86, I belive you own a 2060 KO right? How'd the PPD? I could've sworn I saw you post a picture where the 2060 KO was doing about 1.3 mil PPD?
     
    Looks like it was from @yodap instead:
     
    2060KO



    Yep it was me. That ppd represented those huge 144xx wu’s but the 2060KO for +/-$300 US does a solid 1.15-1.25 mil ppd across all core 22’s. 


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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/04/02 14:49:50 (permalink)
    Ahhhhhghhhghhghh. You guys are tearing me up. Haha. The KO looks smart. I wish I would have seen that all-encompassing advice thread. Sorry to the mods for starting this, and thanks to all of you for your opinions and knowledge.


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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/04/03 11:38:03 (permalink)
    The KO should be a limited batch, and harder to get, but a great buy!
    They're basically a slightly reduced 2070 Super/2080. Like those that didn't make the binning process and some shaders/cores were disabled.
    They still perform greater than a 2060 (and in some cases a 2070), but not as good as a 2070 Super.
    post edited by ProDigit - 2020/04/03 13:44:01
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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/04/05 11:47:02 (permalink)
    Gamers Nexus has a good review on the 2060 KO and Jay shows how the 2060 KO doesn't have much OC'ing headroom if you're still on the fence.
     

     

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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/04/09 09:53:03 (permalink)
    Just got my 2nd 2060 super in the mail today from EVGA. Top-notch shipping safety. Now they announce 2070 and 80 super KO. Jerks.


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    Re: Folding Upgrade Path Advice 2020/04/09 16:03:55 (permalink)
    Jayrock
    Just got my 2nd 2060 super in the mail today from EVGA. Top-notch shipping safety. Now they announce 2070 and 80 super KO. Jerks.


    Dont forget about the step up program
    LOL, I just now saw them for the first time in the products page. 2080 ko unavailable already!


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