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WCG-GPU Betas are running again!!!

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I'm not sure on gpu beta support w/Linux but you can get Win8 build 8400 (maybe some newer revisions too) free to run until 1/2013 ;)

    They should run on Win8 w/o issue as long as the gpu driver installs ok
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I get the GPU Betas done in about 6 minutes each on OCed GTX460s. They take ~3 minutes each on the OCed GTX470 :toast:
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  3. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    They should crunch on the gpu's the same under Linux as they do in windows. I believe anyway. LOL I may play with win 8 on the next rig but for these three they will stay under Linux as I don't want to install win 8 on the now the have to re install Ubuntu in 4 months.


    Cool thanks Ion


    So the list will Start with

    Nvidia:

    Gtx 460
    Gtx 470


    Amd:

    6800 series
    7800 series
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    My stock HD 5770 get each beta done in about 3 minutes. Using Windows 7 64bit.

    I also tried with a HD 5450, it was taking about 25 minutes and the work units were invalid.

    I also have a HD 4870, if I don't forget about it I'll try it next time that these betas come again.
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    The 5770 I had and my 4870's don't like the betas. They pooed all over them.
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    I'm using 3 GPU's for Betas.
    HD6950@70 ~3 min.
    HD6670 ~3 min.
    HD6570 ~3-4 min.
    The last few times all Beta reults are valid with no errors.
    Onboard HD3000 never received any of these tasks.

    So I guess from my own experience that any AMD GPU sixth and seventh series (even a cheap as 6570) are working with the beta fine.

    Note:
    I'm using only W7 SP1 and AMD Catalist 12.4
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    The HD6570 is 33-50% faster than my GTX460s??? Whaaaaa? :wtf: :twitch:
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    I am very shocked. Could not believe it when I saw that the card for $ 250 does the same thing and just as fast as the $ 50 card.:wtf:
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    Yeah, that's just as fast as my GTX470, which is a ~200w card that is hardly cheap.

    If these beta WUs become more common, I'll have to pick up some cheap ATI cards to fill the i7-920 system with. And then leave the nV cards for FAH in the other systems.

    I assume that these cards pull the same ~56 points/WU?
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    That's what I get for points on the 68xx and the 78xx cards.

    Wondering what kind of ppd we can get with a high end 4+ PCIE slot board filled with single slot Radeons??? :D
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    It's all the same WU's and points for them are the same as on 6950 (~56). I'm as surprised as you. Then why do I need 6950?
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    I believe that the list of compatible cards has been expanding in the last few months....

    Now I'm wondering how the new A10 APU will work on these? :)
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    Updated list

    Nvidia:

    Gtx 460
    Gtx 470


    Amd:
    6500 series
    6600 series
    6800 series
    6900 series
    7800 series


    I am going to got out on a limb and say at the very least any 6500 series or higher 6 series and atleast 7800 and up 7 series Amd Gpu will work good. :toast:
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    Awesome, exactly what I expected. I may have to get a trio of HD6670s :toast:
    I'd imagine nearly as well as the HD6670/GTX470--which really is pretty amazing, given what it is :toast:
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Don't know how I missed them but it seems as if I processed 72 gpu betas about 10 hrs ago :eek:

    :toast:
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    :laugh:


    Hopefully they will fly this way in the next day or 2.
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    Lucky you. These GPU betas seem to fly right over my desktop. :S
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