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Message 26274 - Posted: 10 Jul 2012 | 19:13:57 UTC

Hi all,

I'm running 2 x GTX590 cards but considering moving to the AMD V5900 because Parellels Workstation Extreme can dedicate a GPU to individual virtual machines, something I will really benifit from. I use WMware workstation right now but if everything works out I be moving to Parallels. Consumer GPU cards are not supported!

So how does a single or pair of V5900 compare with a GTX590 when running GPUGRID jobs?

I know Nvidia has reduced the Double Precision performance in their 6xx GPUs in favour of their high priced pro cards. But ATI seem to be giving more DP for $$ and their FirePro cards even more over their consumer GPU cards.

My Asus P9X79 Deluxe can cater for two GTX590 cards but 4 x V5900 GPUs :-)

There are also other positives, like less power consumption...lower heat levels...less noise, also no venting of heat inside the case.

Any thoughts?

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Message 26276 - Posted: 10 Jul 2012 | 19:23:51 UTC - in response to Message 26274.

Hi Tim,

GPUGrid does not use AMD cards, just NVidia cards.

GPUGrid uses Single Precision CUDA apps.
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Message 26281 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | 3:24:07 UTC - in response to Message 26276.

Hi,

Ah! Ok I got it wrong.

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Message 26282 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | 3:38:14 UTC - in response to Message 26276.

Hi Tim,

GPUGrid does not use AMD cards, just NVidia cards.

GPUGrid uses Single Precision CUDA apps.


So why is the AMD logo on gpugrid.net with the words 'With the support of [AMD logo] & [Nvidia logo]'?

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Message 26287 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | 12:17:41 UTC - in response to Message 26282.

I guess it's because of donate@home, or maybe AMD offered some help with a test app.
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