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What is the Fastest Graphics Card for Folding?

What is the Fastest Graphics Card for Folding?

The following graphs show the ppd produced by each graphics card, as well as the power draw while folding. To see ppd per watt and ppd per £, head over to the next page.

Folding ppd

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1.3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB (custom cooler)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB (custom cooler)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 1.3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB (custom cooler)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (overclocked)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (stock)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB (custom cooler)
  • AMD Radeon HD 5970 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260-216 896MB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 5850 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 4870 1GB (custom cooler)
  • AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB
    • 25780
    • 16492
    • 14756
    • 14195
    • 13193
    • 11930
    • 9099
    • 8903
    • 8408
    • 8330
    • 7788
    • 7235
    • 7178
    • 6276
    • 4328
    • 3905
    • 3806
    • 3618
    • 3476
    • 3319
    • 2983
    • 2739
    • 2552
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ppd (higher is better)
  • PPD

Power draw

  • Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB (custom cooler)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB
  • AMD Radeon HD 5850 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260-216 896MB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB (custom cooler)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB (custom cooler)
  • AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 4870 1GB (custom cooler)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1.3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 1.3GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB (custom cooler)
  • AMD Radeon HD 5970 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (stock)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 3GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (overclocked)
    • 208
    • 211
    • 213
    • 213
    • 215
    • 227
    • 230
    • 231
    • 235
    • 243
    • 245
    • 246
    • 256
    • 275
    • 284
    • 285
    • 294
    • 305
    • 310
    • 352
    • 411
    • 423
    • 454
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Watts (lower is better)
  • Watts

For analysis of these results, read the Conclusion.