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Okay, ya'll want cheap? How about the Gigabyte GT-630 2GB, 384 CUDA Core Kepler, half sized 25W GPU?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125469

I got it to compare against some older workhorse cards I have:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130379


Well, discovered some good news... smile.gif

GT-630 is FASTER than the 125W 9800GT Akimbo cards I bought a couple years ago runnig PrimeGrid PPS and Collatz mini! (which is the only reason I bought them... and they were cheap at the time! $49)

On the plus side, the GT-630 will run FP64 tasks!

Also, you can overclock the GT-630 pretty easy but just a little... I had the GT-630 956MHz with 950MHz memory clock. The board was run in a PCIe-16 x16 slot of 2600K Intel Mobo.

So, here is the Task-Time data comparison in Minutes:

GT-630 954MHz (OC) ..................................... 9800GT 738MHz (OC)

Collatz mini - 17m ..................................... 21m

MilkyWay-1 - 58m ..................................... Won't Run!
MilkyWay-2 - 23m ..................................... Won't Run!

PrimeGrid 1.39 PPS - 61m ..................................... 94m

Einstein-1 - 239m ..................................... 172m (BRP4G-cuda32-nv301)

Not bad... especially the 25W part that doesn't require a PCIe power connection like the Akimbo does..

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Edited by Tex1954 - 9/19/13 at 6:55pm
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My 6750 was good for 200k PPD running Moo under Ubuntu, they are around $55 shipped on ebay.
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My 6750 was good for 200k PPD running Moo under Ubuntu, they are around $55 shipped on ebay.

You got AMD drivers to work under Linux? I've never been able to do that!

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You got AMD drivers to work under Linux? I've never been able to do that!

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Same here. From what I read, you are supposed to get the AMD drivers in the path for it to work. I've changed my path and I've added symbolic links to drivers. The GPU is still can not be found in boinc under linux. If you look at the top gpu by operating system in POEM@home, it kind of puts in the nail into the coffin for using a gpu for POEM in Linux. There are no 7970s or 7950s listed.

I really do not like the user interface changes made for Windows 8, but the changing of the licensing agreement so that windows is no longer tied to the hardware makes windows 8 very tempting. I wanted to switch to Linux, but I might just stick to Windows because it works and new licensing agreement will allow me to change my hardware as much as I want.
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You got AMD drivers to work under Linux? I've never been able to do that!

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The issue I kept having was the client gets started before the driver has initialized, and the GPU is not recognized. Stopping and restarting the client corrects this problem. You can see if this is happening to you in the log. Someone more Linux literate than me could probably delay the client startup during the boot sequence to avoid this. Use these commands to stop/start the client.

sudo /etc/init.d/boinc-client start
- start BOINC client, running as a system daemon

sudo /etc/init.d/boinc-client stop
- stop the BOINC daemon

You also need a current driver, from AMD not the ones Ubuntu offers.

Finally you have to find a project with AMD work units for Linux, I have only been successful with Moo Wrapper.
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The issue I kept having was the client gets started before the driver has initialized, and the GPU is not recognized. Stopping and restarting the client corrects this problem. You can see if this is happening to you in the log. Someone more Linux literate than me could probably delay the client startup during the boot sequence to avoid this. Use these commands to stop/start the client.

sudo /etc/init.d/boinc-client start
- start BOINC client, running as a system daemon

sudo /etc/init.d/boinc-client stop
- stop the BOINC daemon

You also need a current driver, from AMD not the ones Ubuntu offers.

Finally you have to find a project with AMD work units for Linux, I have only been successful with Moo Wrapper.

All my linux systems have a delay set in the startup script... but that was never my problem. My problem was always the OS would install, then go to a blue screen after reboot... could never get further than that.

Anyways, I haven't tried it with Linux Mint yet... maybe it will work next time, but doesn't matter because by then all my AMD cards will be inside Windows setups.


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The issue I kept having was the client gets started before the driver has initialized, and the GPU is not recognized. Stopping and restarting the client corrects this problem. You can see if this is happening to you in the log. Someone more Linux literate than me could probably delay the client startup during the boot sequence to avoid this. Use these commands to stop/start the client.

sudo /etc/init.d/boinc-client start
- start BOINC client, running as a system daemon

sudo /etc/init.d/boinc-client stop
- stop the BOINC daemon

You also need a current driver, from AMD not the ones Ubuntu offers.

Finally you have to find a project with AMD work units for Linux, I have only been successful with Moo Wrapper.



Thanks for the tip. I tried it and it worked. thumb.gif
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