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Old 2020-07-25, 20:33   #10
Prime95
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Originally Posted by lukerichards View Post
I have always been nervous about looking into buying a GPU for prime crunching on account of not having the foggiest idea what software can and should be used for what purpose, or even where to find this information.

I should probably get over that at some point.
The problem is actually the opposite. If you open the gpuowl threads, prepare to be overwhelmed.

Just so you know "kicks the crap" means 10 times the throughput of Intel and AMD offerings that use dual-channel memory. Maybe 5 times for Intel's pricey offerings with quad-channel memory. Not sure about AMD large L3 cache offerings -- maybe 6 times the throughput.

The downside is getting your hands on a Radeon VII is no longer easy.
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