Re: A home PC to run NAMD simulations

From: Adupa Vasista (
Date: Sun Oct 11 2020 - 04:13:12 CDT

Have a look at these benchmark results :

I personally prefer AMD Ryzen processors with RTX 3080

On Sun, Oct 11, 2020 at 12:35 PM Harish Srinivasan <>

> I am planning to set up a home PC to run NAMD simulations of bilyaer,
> bilayer-protein and ionic liquid systems. I have decided to go with the AMD
> Ryzen processor (for budget reasons, although I know intel would be better
> suited). I would like to know the kind of GPU I should go for,
> particularly, what role does the GPU memory play and how much of a
> difference does it make to choose 2080 over 1660/1650 NVIDIA cards.
> I was suggested that NVIDIA Quadro GPUs are the best suited for CUDA
> based calculations, any inputs about the compatibility of these cards with
> Ryzen processors would also be helpful.
> PS: I am looking for a low budget setup since I will be using it at home!


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