Which GPU is better?

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Russ_64
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Which GPU is better?

Post by Russ_64 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:19 pm

Hi

I am getting back into FAH again and thinking to use a GPU only for FAH on my Windows 10 desktop (Core i5).
Trying to decide between either nVidia RTX2070 or Radeon RX Vega 64.

Any thoughts or issues I should consider?

Thanks
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Re: Which GPU is better?

Post by JimboPalmer » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:31 pm

Assuming you wish to Maximize Point Per Day, the RTX 2070.
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Russ_64
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Re: Which GPU is better?

Post by Russ_64 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:30 pm

Thanks, I guess not much has changed over the last 10 years!

I went for the EVGA RTX 2070 XC which was going for a good deal on Amazon.
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Re: Which GPU is better?

Post by Theodore » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:07 pm

Depends what your goals are,
If you fold occasionally, I think you'll get best bang for the buck with AMD.

If you fold continuously, go with Nvidia.
But as for the choice of card, I would opt for a 2080 over a 2070.
Or, get a 2060.

The 2060's performance is close (within 5-10% the same) as the 2070; but costs $150-$200 less.

I personally don't think it's worth the price difference between the two models (it would take a 2070 to run about 15 years to break even on initial purchase price, on electric bill).

if you're planning on getting something faster than a 2060, for continuous folding, get a 2080. You won't be disappointed in the $100 extra you paid for the card, in the long run!

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Re: Which GPU is better?

Post by Russ_64 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:50 pm

Thanks for the insight. I actually had the chance to cancel my order for the 2070 (due to rare Amazon delivery failure), so I have ordered the EVGA RTX 2080 XC instead.
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Re: Which GPU is better?

Post by Theodore » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:13 am

Great choice!
EVGA runs pretty cool, and thus fast and silent too.

EVGA is also known for their great customer service, as they have establishments in USA.

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