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Modded Mining Bios for better performance folding?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Just a quick thought whether using a modded bios intended for crypto mining on my 580 would yield better performance for the Folding at Home project?

 

Anyone tested this? / Has knowledge about it?

 

Tom

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4 minutes ago, stevot1995 said:

Just a quick thought whether using a modded bios intended for crypto mining on my 580 would yield better performance for the Folding at Home project?

 

Anyone tested this? / Has knowledge about it?

 

Tom

not worth the risk of bricking the card. you'd be better off trying to flash a 590 bios to it


this post was sponsored by folding gang. fold today or be a virgin forever.

 

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8700k/2080ti - 8350k/980ti - 4790k/1080ti - 4460/1070ti - r3600/v64 - p9950be/750ti

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Mining bios are almost always tuned for power efficiency (ie. undervolted + underclocked), so chances are, flashing one will more likely reduce your F@H performance.

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For crypto, the goal is to get power usage as low as possible to make the returns profitable. So they leave a lot of performance on the table so the card is profitable in the long run.

 

For something like FAH, it's better to just configure the GPU at the driver level. Easy enough to do on Windows in the radeon software. Can also be done on Linux with a bit more work. That way it's not permanent and you can tune it to find a balance between performance/power that works for you and your setup rather than crypto profit margins.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks guys, this was my first post on here and you guys have excellent answers, I shall leave it be then was just one of those random thoughts I had.

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