Are there already results of an Nvidia Ampere?

Gandolph1
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Ian&Steve C. wrote: the long

Ian&Steve C. wrote:

the long wait time at the end is normal for the gravity wave tasks that you are crunching. if you want to see some real speed, then disable gravitational wave tasks in your project preferences so that you only crunch the gamma ray tasks.

 

regarding your hybrid card. they work well, when they work. I know Keith has had several of his hybrid cards have the pump fail and need to send the card back to EVGA for a replacement. just keep an eye out for that.

personally I don't think the hybrid cards are suited for 24/7 use. the pumps they use are too cheap, but are fine for what they are designed for: intermittent use and gaming. I either use normal air cooling, or custom water cooling with reliable pumps or even redundant pumps.

Wow - You weren't kidding about the speed difference!

Keith Myers
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The estimated time to failure

The estimated time to failure for my historical use of hybrid cards range from as low as 18 months to haven't failed yet.  I would state the older the hybrid pump design the better for longevity. Seems that the newest pump units have been cheapened out in the name of economics.

Ian, you will remember that Zalster also almost exclusively used large amounts of hybrid cards and he has had similar failure periods. 

I would state the average age of failure is around 2-3 years from my EVGA RMA history.

 

Gandolph1
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Keith Myers wrote: The

Keith Myers wrote:

The estimated time to failure for my historical use of hybrid cards range from as low as 18 months to haven't failed yet.  I would state the older the hybrid pump design the better for longevity. Seems that the newest pump units have been cheapened out in the name of economics.

Ian, you will remember that Zalster also almost exclusively used large amounts of hybrid cards and he has had similar failure periods. 

I would state the average age of failure is around 2-3 years from my EVGA RMA history.

Thats key learning and definitely something to keep an eye on. I guess its a good thing EVGA has a pretty darn good warranty and one of the best cross shipping return programs out there.

Keith Myers
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I have only missed out on one

I have only missed out on one card being ineligible for warranty return.  I just failed a GTX 1080 TI that failed the pump at 46 months.  Ten months past warranty.  I just converted the card to a full waterblocked card this weekend.

 

Gandolph1
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Keith Myers wrote: I have

Keith Myers wrote:

I have only missed out on one card being ineligible for warranty return.  I just failed a GTX 1080 TI that failed the pump at 46 months.  Ten months past warranty.  I just converted the card to a full waterblocked card this weekend.

Thats exactly what I figure I would do if I had a failure after Warranty. (Assuming I can catch it before any real damage is done...)

Keith Myers
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You can't really hurt a

You can't really hurt a hybrid card with a failed pump.  The boosting algorithm will just keep clocking the cores down as the temps climb.  The pump/radiator just loses too much fluid through permeation losses till it just locks up on an air bubble or the impeller driving circuitry burns out.  The only way to burn a card up would be with actual fluid leaking onto active circuitry. A leaking AIO  would be rare.

 

Gandolph1
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That's what I was hoping

That's what I was hoping would happen.

Honestly, if it weren't for the warranty issue, I'd just buy air cooled cards and convert them to liquid.  The performance is so much better in speed, and in much lower noise levels.  The only problem is the additional radiator, but I'm willing to trade space for lower noise levels, and higher performance.

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