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Should I let my integrated GPU fold as well?

Sup,

I am currently letting my laptop fold almost 24/7. I wonder If I should let my integrated GPU fold as well since it impacts my CPU.

The CPU and GPU specs are: Ryzen 5 2500U 4 Cores/8 Threads with an integrated Vega 8.

Due to thermal and power limitation my CPU will run at 1.9 to 2 GHz when folding only with the CPU. It won't boost due to thermal limitations.

When I config my GPU to fold as well, the clocks on the CPU will go down to ~ 1.6 GHz because of power limitations. I've seen many people say to let a thread not actively fold when using the GPU so I configured it to use 7 threads instead of 8.

Do you think it makes more sense to let the GPU fold with the clocked down CPU with one thread less, or to let the CPU fold with 8 threads and slightly higher clocks?

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12 minutes ago, Screaver said:

Sup,

I am currently letting my laptop fold almost 24/7. I wonder If I should let my integrated GPU fold as well since it impacts my CPU.

The CPU and GPU specs are: Ryzen 5 2500U 4 Cores/8 Threads with an integrated Vega 8.

Due to thermal and power limitation my CPU will run at 1.9 to 2 GHz when folding only with the CPU. It won't boost due to thermal limitations.

When I config my GPU to fold as well, the clocks on the CPU will go down to ~ 1.6 GHz because of power limitations. I've seen many people say to let a thread not actively fold when using the GPU so I configured it to use 7 threads instead of 8.

Do you think it makes more sense to let the GPU fold with the clocked down CPU with one thread less, or to let the CPU fold with 8 threads and slightly higher clocks?

You want the GPU to do the dirty work as CPU does not really now how to properly handle folding althought it can do it.  I would use 4 threads CPU and GPU 100 percent my friend.🤷‍♀️✝🎗👶

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I would fold primarily with my GPU, trying to balance the cpu threads based on power and thermal limit.

I've got a laptop with a core i7 7th gen and a GTX 950m. The best result with my setup was to set only one thread to the CPU.

 

You'll need to test this yourself, but generally speaking GPUs are way more capable at folding

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Modern integrated GPUs are a lot more capable (relatively speaking, and literally) than the glorified display adapters of the past. Their performance is actually useful. Use it. ;)

 

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1 minute ago, Pitbull Tyson said:

You want the GPU to do the dirty work as CPU does not really now how to properly handle folding althought it can do it.  I would use 4 threads CPU and GPU 100 percent my friend.🤷‍♀️✝🎗👶

@Screaver This is flat out wrong.

CPU Folding and GPU folding are two completely different tasks. The Work Units are built for either CPU or GPU.
You'll help out more if you use 7 threads CPU along with the GPU, compared to 8 Threads CPU. (Generally it isn't reccomened to use all the threads, even in pure CPU, as it's helpful to give the OS it's own thread to play in.)

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Just now, Zodiark1593 said:

Modern integrated GPUs are a lot more capable (relatively speaking, and literally) than the glorified display adapters of the past. Use it. ;)

 

Yes to both above posts.  The GPU does what the CPU can not and vice versa.  I would go 3 or 4 threads CPU is not less then use GPU 100 percent.  This can crunch well also, as you do not need a beast video card to run this stuff.👶🎗✝🤷‍♀️

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Thank you guys for all the quick answers. I'll try to find the sweet spot to let the CPU and GPU do as much work as possible

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It seems like the GPU is getting clocked down quite agressively. If i put the CPU Threads somewehere from 7 to 4, the clock of the GPU is always at ~ 200 MHz. The only difference in GPU clock is when I put the CPU threads to 3 or less. The Clock of the GPU is at ~ 1100 MHz when the CPU is idling so I think the best way is to just run 7 Threads + GPU. 

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6 hours ago, Screaver said:

It seems like the GPU is getting clocked down quite agressively. If i put the CPU Threads somewehere from 7 to 4, the clock of the GPU is always at ~ 200 MHz. The only difference in GPU clock is when I put the CPU threads to 3 or less. The Clock of the GPU is at ~ 1100 MHz when the CPU is idling so I think the best way is to just run 7 Threads + GPU.

From the screenshot, it's clear that the gpu is way more efficient then the cpu. CPU is doing 2k points every 6h, while the gpu is achieving 25k in 2 days. This means that in 2 days, the GPU will produce 25k while the cpu would barely touch 16k. If those numbers are with the gpu clock @200mhz I'll let the gpu reach its full potential.

 

Hypothetically speaking, if the gpu can double its performance without any cpu slots you'll loose 16k points and gain another 25k. This is assuming going from 200mhz to 1100 would only double the performance.

 

Check the PPD (Points Per Day) to see what is the most efficient setup.

 

I'll start without any cpu slot to check what's the maximum performance of the gpu without any power limits.

Then add some cpu slots to see how much they impact the gpu.

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