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Old 2016-01-02, 06:55   #1
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Is there anything useful I can do with this graphics card? I want to see if it's even worth the effort to put it in a case with a GTX 570 to do some kind of useful work (provided the PSU can even handle both of them at once).
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Old 2016-01-02, 06:59   #2
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I ran a GTX 260 for a while doing trial factoring with mfaktc. It was good for maybe 50 GHzDays/day, IIRC.
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Old 2016-01-02, 11:23   #3
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50GHzdays/day is not worth the additional power consumption if you ask me.
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Old 2016-01-02, 14:25   #4
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http://www.mersenne.ca/mfaktc.php?sort=gpw has figures that agree with the above posters: about 50 GHz-days/day, and a power usage that makes it 7 times less efficient than your GTX 570 (in GHd/d / W). I wouldn't bother crunching on it if I were you.
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Old 2016-01-02, 15:14   #5
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I still have a GT 430 (50 GHzd/d) and two GT 520 (30 GHzd/d) trial factoring. Not efficient, but free. In fact, as I've been distracted with the skipped bit levels stuff, these three cards are all I have doing GPU72 work. Each consumes less electricity doing TF than a GTX 580 consumes while idle.
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Old 2016-01-02, 17:27   #6
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GTX 580 consumes while idle.
Idle? That is blasphemy
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Old 2016-01-02, 20:30   #7
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Yeah, sounds like it may be time to retire it. Thanks!
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Old 2016-01-03, 03:40   #8
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Idle? That is blasphemy
Mine are almost never idle :)

But it's good to know one consumes 50 watts doing nothing.
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