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Message 1139462 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 16:04:02 UTC

Hi , guys !

Today is my first day ... Is it true that only Nvidia GPU can be used along with the CPU ? I'm asking because I have an ATI Radeon 5770 on my rig .
Thank's to everyone for any clue !

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Message 1139464 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 16:15:24 UTC - in response to Message 1139462.

By default, yes, only Nvidia GPUs are supported here and then for Windows only.
But there are third party programmers busy with allowing you to use the ATI GPUs as well, through what's called the anonymous platform.

The upside of using this platform is that Seti could be ported to any obscure piece of hardware or operating system. The down side is that the user will have to adjust the science applications for his computer himself, this is no longer done by the project when they release a new updated science application. The graphics (screen saver) option will also go lost.

If you like to use these applications nonetheless, see this thread for a lot more information.
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Message 1139471 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 16:28:23 UTC - in response to Message 1139464.

Thank's for the answer Shrimp !
I'll stay stick to my CPU then...
Have a nice day !

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