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GPU memory Folding performance question

Postby RomanValkre » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:30 pm

Now that GPU prices are starting to come down I am thinking about adding another GPU to the farm. Is there any benefit to getting a 1060 6GB over a 1060 3GB, and if there is would it running on a 8x PCIE connection vs. a 16x connection matter?
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Re: GPU memory Folding performance question

Postby Joe_H » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:41 pm

The main advantage of the 6 GB version of the 1060 is that it has more shaders, 1280 vs. 1152 on the 3 GB card.

There should be little difference in throughput between running on 8x compared to 16x PCIe.
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Re: GPU memory Folding performance question

Postby foldinghomealone2 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:42 pm

(Depending on the price difference) I would take the 6GB card. I guess that 3GB might be not enough for gaming in a few years, so it could be easier to sell a 6GB card.
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