RX580 - is it worth folding on?

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RX580 - is it worth folding on?

Postby debs3759 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:46 pm

I just bought an RX580 4GB card. I normally stick with NVidia cards for folding, but my video encoding software (DivX Convertor) is accelerated by GCN GPUs, and the AMD card was priced reasonably. When I am not encoding videos, if I fold on it, what ppd should I expect with stock speeds? TDP and compute power are supposedly about 50% higher than my GTX 1060, so I am wondering whether that equates to at least 50% more ppd (or at least as high a ppd/W). I am not sure where to look for stats relating to different clients.
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Re: RX580 - is it worth folding on?

Postby JimboPalmer » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:59 pm

It should be near 340k PPD, if you fold 24/7 and use a passcode.
(Some folders are not getting the Quick Return Bonus right now, but 1/3 million PPD would be normal with the QRB)
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Re: RX580 - is it worth folding on?

Postby Sven » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:56 pm

With my RX480 a had around 300'000 PPD, so you should have a bit above with your RX580 (with passkey).
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Re: RX580 - is it worth folding on?

Postby debs3759 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:33 pm

Bloody seller decided to refund my payment, claiming the card is broken. Out of 4 feedback he has on eBay, two are negative, one for cancelling a similar sale after payment had been made, giving the same reason. I missed a similar card at a similar price because I thought I had got one! Going to keep trying once I have my refund.
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Re: RX580 - is it worth folding on?

Postby Paragon » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:53 pm

I'm actually testing an MSI RX 580 8 GB right now for my blog. Got it on eBay for $120. So far, after three days of testing, it is averaging about 380K PPD according to the V7 client. Measured system power consumption at the wall is about 250 Watts (this card has a 185 Watt TDP according to MSI's website). So, it's alright...if you can get one for cheap.
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