Overclock.net › Forums › Overclockers Care › Overclock.net Folding@Home Team › nVidia GPU not supported
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

nVidia GPU not supported - Page 2

post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
The 7900 GTX has a peak pixel fill rate of 6.88 giga pixels, and has 24
pixel shader processors. That isn't enough?
945 Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 945 3GHz 95W (c3) Asus Crosshair III Formula Asus 5850 DirectCU 1GB Mushkin Ridgeback 2x2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB, IoSafe Solo 1TB External LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Windows Home 7 x64 Asus 27" Wide 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Stealth Seasonic X650 gold certified, APC UPS 1500LCD 865W Antec P183 dual chamber Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
table 
  hide details  
Reply
945 Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 945 3GHz 95W (c3) Asus Crosshair III Formula Asus 5850 DirectCU 1GB Mushkin Ridgeback 2x2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB, IoSafe Solo 1TB External LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Windows Home 7 x64 Asus 27" Wide 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Stealth Seasonic X650 gold certified, APC UPS 1500LCD 865W Antec P183 dual chamber Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
table 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamenta View Post
The 7900 GTX has a peak pixel fill rate of 6.88 giga pixels, and has 24
pixel shader processors. That isn't enough?
Hi jamenta,

Nope. If you read the X1900 series has 48 pixel shader processors, not 24. And from the beginning ATI and nVidia have gone in different directions when it comes to video rendering, pixel shading, etc. That's why back in late 2001 the 9700Pro was far and away the best video card when compared to the FX5700/5800/5900 series of nVidia cards.

As I stated earlier, this is not an ATI vs nVidia issue. It is how the gpu's process the information. ATI currently does it in a way that allows folding to be calculated, very quickly. nVida does not, or at least in a very fast way... It has to do with calculating MFlops,ect.

That's all I'm going to say on this subject.
I hope this helped, :-)
post #13 of 20
Remember that GPU core architectures are different between ATI and Nvidia. ATI's Core may prove to be better and thus supported at the moment.
post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your feedback guys. It's still hard to believe but I imagine there has already been much debate on the topic. I wonder what nVidia thinks? With over 150,000 computers folding, you might think nVidia would take some interest if Stanford doesn't support their GPU in the future - might even donate an engineer on the project for awhile. It would be in both parties best interest. No?
945 Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 945 3GHz 95W (c3) Asus Crosshair III Formula Asus 5850 DirectCU 1GB Mushkin Ridgeback 2x2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB, IoSafe Solo 1TB External LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Windows Home 7 x64 Asus 27" Wide 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Stealth Seasonic X650 gold certified, APC UPS 1500LCD 865W Antec P183 dual chamber Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
table 
  hide details  
Reply
945 Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 945 3GHz 95W (c3) Asus Crosshair III Formula Asus 5850 DirectCU 1GB Mushkin Ridgeback 2x2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB, IoSafe Solo 1TB External LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Windows Home 7 x64 Asus 27" Wide 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Stealth Seasonic X650 gold certified, APC UPS 1500LCD 865W Antec P183 dual chamber Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
table 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamenta View Post
Thanks for your feedback guys. It's still hard to believe but I imagine there has already been much debate on the topic. I wonder what nVidia thinks? With over 150,000 computers folding, you might think nVidia would take some interest if Stanford doesn't support their GPU in the future - might even donate an engineer on the project for awhile. It would be in both parties best interest. No?
Hi jamenta,

I agree. I think Stanford has approached nVidia, but the gpu architecture is not that conducive right now. Perhaps with later versions. I also know that ATI wrote some specific drivers for the folding issue. I'm using the 6.10 beta version for my gpu folding and it's working beautifully. The earlier 6.5 drivers were not that good for folding... Lots of EUE's. (Early unit ends)

Take care, :-)
post #16 of 20
i do feel disappointed can't fold with nvidia card as well... since i dun play games anymore and my video card can't do folding. so my computer is sitting here doing nothing all the time.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 DFI Geforce 295 OCZ DDR3 6GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD Windows Vista ViewSonic VA2626wm Microsoft 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 DFI Geforce 295 OCZ DDR3 6GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD Windows Vista ViewSonic VA2626wm Microsoft 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 20
ATI smartly donated some technical resources to Stanford to make the ATI folding client work. Stanford folding is just another impoverished college research project. If Nvidia threw some resources at Stanford we would have an Nvidia folding client and be arguing which one works best.
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k ASRock z77 Pro 4 Radeon HD 7770 Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 240GB, 3 x WD Caviar 320gb RAID 5 Lite-on Lightscribe Water - Mostly Swiftech Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual 17 TFT Logitech Corsair AX750 Antec Twelve Hundred 
Mouse
Microsoft Arc Touch 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k ASRock z77 Pro 4 Radeon HD 7770 Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 240GB, 3 x WD Caviar 320gb RAID 5 Lite-on Lightscribe Water - Mostly Swiftech Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual 17 TFT Logitech Corsair AX750 Antec Twelve Hundred 
Mouse
Microsoft Arc Touch 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
Wow. Anybody here know anyone at nVidia? Give them a well timed suggestion?
945 Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 945 3GHz 95W (c3) Asus Crosshair III Formula Asus 5850 DirectCU 1GB Mushkin Ridgeback 2x2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB, IoSafe Solo 1TB External LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Windows Home 7 x64 Asus 27" Wide 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Stealth Seasonic X650 gold certified, APC UPS 1500LCD 865W Antec P183 dual chamber Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
table 
  hide details  
Reply
945 Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 945 3GHz 95W (c3) Asus Crosshair III Formula Asus 5850 DirectCU 1GB Mushkin Ridgeback 2x2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB, IoSafe Solo 1TB External LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Windows Home 7 x64 Asus 27" Wide 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Stealth Seasonic X650 gold certified, APC UPS 1500LCD 865W Antec P183 dual chamber Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
table 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 20
if you read the forum, they have 8800s in hand and are working to get the client folding on them.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
3700+ San Diego ASRock 939DUAL-SATA2 XP 17" CRT 
KeyboardPowerMouse
oldschool IBM Fortron 400w 2x 18a 12Vs Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
3700+ San Diego ASRock 939DUAL-SATA2 XP 17" CRT 
KeyboardPowerMouse
oldschool IBM Fortron 400w 2x 18a 12Vs Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 20
I bet it's something as simple as the last two digits of a floating point number being inaccurate.

Ex - ATI & nVidia:
0.0947529182471
0.0947529182460
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 @ 4.6ghz 1.425v Sabertooth 990FX Zotac GTX 1070 Amp! 32GB (4x8GB) Kingston Fury 1866mhz CL10 1T 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Hitachi 2TB - HDS723020BLA64 Crucial M500 960GB - CT960M500SSD1 WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 2TB - ST2000DM001 WD 640GB Black - WD6401AALS Seagate 6TB - ST6000DM001 Micron M500 - MTFDDAK480MAV 
Optical DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Pioneer DVR-115DBK Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE LG GH22NS90 Lite-On EBAU108 External DVD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NH-D15 Fractal Design 140mm Fan - FD-FAN-140 Fractal Design 120mm Fan - FD-FAN-120 Windows 7 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Samsung 2343BWX 23" (2048x1152) BenQ GW2765HT 27" IPS LCD Monitor (2560x1440) Genius Keyboard KB-G235 PA 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Platinum 1000w PSU - SS-1000XP Fractal Design Define R5 Steelseries Rival 6500 dcpi Mousepad + Desk 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onboard Realtek® ALC 892 Cyber Acoustics CA-2992 2.0 Speakers Razer Krait 1600 DPI nGear G-C1601 Card Reader 
OtherOther
Pisen Card Reader Gigabyte M7 Thor 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
VIA Eden C7 1200mhz Jetway J7F4K1G2ES-LF VIA Onboard 512MB PC2-4200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A-Data FlashDrive None Fanless Linux 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Headless None 65w Power Brick Antec ISK300-65 
MouseAudio
None Onboard VIA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Barton XP-M 2400+ FJQ4C Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe 256MB BFG 7800GS OC 2x512MB Samsung PC3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor 74GB/Seagate 120GB Windows 2000 Pro 60hz 17" CRT Brandless PS2 Keyboard 
PowerMouse
Antec Neo HE 550w Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 @ 4.6ghz 1.425v Sabertooth 990FX Zotac GTX 1070 Amp! 32GB (4x8GB) Kingston Fury 1866mhz CL10 1T 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Hitachi 2TB - HDS723020BLA64 Crucial M500 960GB - CT960M500SSD1 WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 2TB - ST2000DM001 WD 640GB Black - WD6401AALS Seagate 6TB - ST6000DM001 Micron M500 - MTFDDAK480MAV 
Optical DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Pioneer DVR-115DBK Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE LG GH22NS90 Lite-On EBAU108 External DVD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NH-D15 Fractal Design 140mm Fan - FD-FAN-140 Fractal Design 120mm Fan - FD-FAN-120 Windows 7 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Samsung 2343BWX 23" (2048x1152) BenQ GW2765HT 27" IPS LCD Monitor (2560x1440) Genius Keyboard KB-G235 PA 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Platinum 1000w PSU - SS-1000XP Fractal Design Define R5 Steelseries Rival 6500 dcpi Mousepad + Desk 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onboard Realtek® ALC 892 Cyber Acoustics CA-2992 2.0 Speakers Razer Krait 1600 DPI nGear G-C1601 Card Reader 
OtherOther
Pisen Card Reader Gigabyte M7 Thor 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
VIA Eden C7 1200mhz Jetway J7F4K1G2ES-LF VIA Onboard 512MB PC2-4200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A-Data FlashDrive None Fanless Linux 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Headless None 65w Power Brick Antec ISK300-65 
MouseAudio
None Onboard VIA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Barton XP-M 2400+ FJQ4C Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe 256MB BFG 7800GS OC 2x512MB Samsung PC3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor 74GB/Seagate 120GB Windows 2000 Pro 60hz 17" CRT Brandless PS2 Keyboard 
PowerMouse
Antec Neo HE 550w Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Overclock.net Folding@Home Team
Overclock.net › Forums › Overclockers Care › Overclock.net Folding@Home Team › nVidia GPU not supported