Grandpa_01 wrote:In most cases it is not worth the $$$ spent to fold GPU and bigadv at the same time. Due to the increased point value of shortened return time. If you reduce or increase your frame times by 1 min. it can be a increase or decrease of 1000's of PPD. Stanford wants the bigadv WU's returned as fast as possible and the faster you return it the more points recieved. And the increase and decrease in PPD vs time per fram is non linear, The more you decrease the time per frame the faster the PPD increase 1 min may = 5000 ppd and 1 min 30 sec may = 10,000 points.
I've read around on this and so far your reply is what I was looking for.
I have just gone from a 4 core cpu to a 4 core +4 cpu (Q9650 to 2600k .
I was already aware of the differences in ppd based on what the config of the base pc against my pc was
I have 2 good to very good GPU (1 X 285 and 1 X 570) from your post I will run 1 X bigadv only, rather that 1 X bigadv and 2 x GPU, as if I understand correctly the watt vs ppd against cost makes this the optimum choice per £ and for the science.
Now if I'm wrong................................