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  1. To be honest, I'm a total layman with this stuff under the hood, but from the little I know, ARM processors are absolutely insane... You'd basically have what, mid to high-end x86 desktop performance in a 15W TDP laptop? Far as I know, smartphones are not far from a decent desktop just processing-wise. I do wonder how well they scale up to using more power, higher frequencies etc. Like, would a 100W ARM processor with an insane amount of processing power be feasible, or is there any kind of limitation? I guess you could add a metric shit-ton of cores, but surely you're going to hit
  2. I ended up pulling the trigger on a Thinkpad T440s (w/ i7-4600u and 8GB RAM) I found for a good price and put in a Crucial BX500 2.5" SSD (240 GB). IIRC, this laptop does actually have an M.2 slot (I think) but I had the BX500 on hand for another project I didn't bother with. Problem is, it feels quite slow. All the benchmarks I'm looking up are showing significantly better numbers than my drive in both CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD Benchmark. Actually, the benchmarks I had taken when I first got the drive (basically empty, after new Windows 10 install), The numbers seemed to be where
  3. Wow, those numbers are impressive! Really efficient, that's crazy. I really need to pick up a 5700XT once I update my setup. Are you able to check your sustained clock speeds in Radeon Settings or whatever other program?
  4. Hey LTT gang. I'm looking to get a good amount of info on the PPD you're getting with assorted hardware. CPU, GPU, settings on them and so on. My experience with my RX 480 8GB (got rid of many others I had, so no chance of testing with multiple cards) is that I'm seeing about 425,000 PPD stock (it's a Sapphire Nitro). After lowering power limit 40%, I was doing about 365,000. After just a bit of tweaking (raising memory clock to about 1900 or more while leaving the -40% power limit) is giving me an amazing 390,000+ PPD with only about 82 watts of power usage. I'll probably fiddle w
  5. Hey gang. Anyone have a big list of PPD for different cards? Hopefully from the last gen or two of hardware from both AMD and Nvidia? But any of that info would help me out, even if it's a little incomplete.
  6. Seeing awesome answers here! I think it comes down to this: With Ryzen in particular, if you're using something like 2133 RAM, you're gimping your system for quite literally no reason. I believe after ~3200MHz, the performance increase is close to zero and cost is too high. But for a new system, it seems that 3200 is a nice place to just "set and forget" for best overall performance increase, at least from the data I've seen! I think Tech Deals did a really good comparison from what I remember.
  7. ... I can't even get my 1 GPU and two CPU's to receive work and fold and send and be credited correctly... "How dare you!?"
  8. Ugh... Over the past like 5-6 days of folding, I've only managed to actually end up with about 1.5 days of credit (looking at PPD). Is there a big delay from when work is submitted to when it's counted in the stats? Also, could it be other factors aside from too few work units, like not sending correctly or something like that?
  9. I do wonder how the HBM cards fare here. I remember back in the mining days where you could chop off like 50% of power and lose only like 10% of already huge hashrate. At least for Ethereum as I recall. In fact, all this really does remind me of my mining days.
  10. Random thing I noticed, but at face value it seemed like my experience with an RX480 8GB was that core clock seemed to matter quite a bit. Stock settings gave me a little over 400,000 PPD. But I've been doing -40% power limit and only lost about 15-20% of PPD, so that was cool. So about 365,000 average, but sometimes dipped as low as 350,000 PPD. But then I started messing with memory speed while maintaining the -40%. I went up to 1950 Mhz on memory, which automatically brought core clock down from about 1175 Mhz to about 1075-1100 Mhz. I suppose because the memory doesn't use muc
  11. Holy hell, I need some more money for folding lmao. Teach me your ways, Sensei!
  12. Come to think of it, it would've been cool if I hadn't sold off all my mining hardware. Actually I'm realizing... I would've crushed his PPD. No kidding.
  13. What I've found is that setting clock speeds achieved with lowering power limit, to the same speeds without lowering power limit... Doesn't change power usage or folding power. If that makes sense. I'd strictly stick with lowering power limit and calling it good. Just from my limited experience so far though.