Going Nvidia made a huge difference, I should be pulling 3-4 times as many points a day now. My desktop also runs much smoother with F@H running. I'm curious to see what happens to my points when I allow it to just run without shutting it off for games.
Last time I checked the light mode shuts off the GPU entirely. They were unable to find a method of throttling the GPU without creating serious problems for the user so it's all or nothing.
I just leave mine running on medium all the time since the CPU only accounts for at most 5 percent of the 150k I make on average per day. It does have a slight effect on desktop and video playback performance but I'm willing to live with it. I only shut it off when running intensive or time-sensitive software. I think most people run it your way though @hobbz.
A few more of those nVidia cards sure wouldn't hurt! It looks like we have a real shot at cracking 500 soon. I really wish that there was a cheap option for keeping old video cards running for F@H but even the used options I have seen are either too expensive, don't have a PCI-e slot or are far too large and loud to just leave sitting around.
Hey guys, I just noticed that there were more active members on the team! It looks our productivity has doubled in the past week, @hobbz you are going to step all over the lead I've been carving out. I just ordered a GTX 1060 to replace my now slightly glitchy 7970. That should give us a nice bump as well. I can't compete with that 1080 though, I give it at most 2 months before you overtake me. That stat tracking tool is extremely useful.
Thank you everybody for chipping in, I'm really happy to have active members in the team again!