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Message 1186205 - Posted: 18 Jan 2012, 17:16:50 UTC - in response to Message 1186167.

That was easily the most muddled/garbled article I've read...


True but irrelevant:) Being able to Plug 'n' Play a GPU on any ol' (thunderlightningthingy) laptop... priceless!

More AMD news:
AMD to Launch Radeon HD 7950 on January 31


True True. I did like the part about the plug in video card for laptops. If that could somehow be modified (higher voltage, full size cards and so forth) then it'd be quite fun.


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Message 1186309 - Posted: 18 Jan 2012, 21:20:45 UTC - in response to Message 1186205.

That was easily the most muddled/garbled article I've read...


True but irrelevant:) Being able to Plug 'n' Play a GPU on any ol' (thunderlightningthingy) laptop... priceless!

More AMD news:
AMD to Launch Radeon HD 7950 on January 31


True True. I did like the part about the plug in video card for laptops. If that could somehow be modified (higher voltage, full size cards and so forth) then it'd be quite fun.


I was thinking about one of those ViDock things to use a PCIe card in my old Pentium M notebook.
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Message 1190400 - Posted: 31 Jan 2012, 14:55:47 UTC

Today is AMD HD 7950 day:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5476/amd-radeon-7950-review
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7950/

Just handing out some homework before today's outage:)

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Message 1190436 - Posted: 31 Jan 2012, 21:46:46 UTC

Hi Alex, I hope I find you well. Good links, but out of my price range I'm afraid ...

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Message 1190542 - Posted: 1 Feb 2012, 1:48:41 UTC
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Someone has a 7970 crunching over at Colatz
The drivers are a bit `new` - HD7970 (8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 driver)

http://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/forum_thread.php?id=831

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Message 1190547 - Posted: 1 Feb 2012, 2:10:33 UTC - in response to Message 1186309.
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I was thinking about one of those ViDock things to use a PCIe card in my old Pentium M notebook.


Hal9000, that's about the 2nd coolest electronic toy I've ever seen!

Now, how to get >1 ViDock onto one pci-e/expresscard i/f?? :)


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EDTI: If BOINC can recognize an externally connected video card and it can be used in GPU mode, that would certainly be a big PLUS! Especially for PCI-e slot bound motherboard/laptop owners...

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Message 1190555 - Posted: 1 Feb 2012, 3:18:14 UTC - in response to Message 1190547.


I was thinking about one of those ViDock things to use a PCIe card in my old Pentium M notebook.


Hal9000, that's about the 2nd coolest electronic toy I've ever seen!

Now, how to get >1 ViDock onto one pci-e/expresscard i/f?? :)


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EDTI: If BOINC can recognize an externally connected video card and it can be used in GPU mode, that would certainly be a big PLUS! Especially for PCI-e slot bound motherboard/laptop owners...

In my case it is ExpressCard 1.0 so only 250 MB/s instead of the 625 MB/s that 2.0 offers. So effectively a PCIe 1.0 x1 connection. Granted in my case that could reduce the amount of work a GPU could do crunching. However a fraction of something is greater than nothing. Besides it would be funny to see my old Pentium M with a RAC of like 10,000 or something silly.
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Message 1190558 - Posted: 1 Feb 2012, 3:42:02 UTC - in response to Message 1190555.


In my case it is ExpressCard 1.0 so only 250 MB/s instead of the 625 MB/s that 2.0 offers. So effectively a PCIe 1.0 x1 connection. Granted in my case that could reduce the amount of work a GPU could do crunching. However a fraction of something is greater than nothing. Besides it would be funny to see my old Pentium M with a RAC of like 10,000 or something silly.



and all for a good cause! Cause you can! LOL

My ancient HP7150 PII (MMX only) laptop has just a PCMCIA slot, but I have an Expresscard adapter for it.

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Message 1190653 - Posted: 1 Feb 2012, 12:56:36 UTC - in response to Message 1190436.

Hi Alex, I hope I find you well. Good links, but out of my price range I'm afraid ...


Hey Chris! It's snowing here!:D

As for the prices, here's the latest from the grapevine:
AMD will release low end cards mid Febuary.
In March they will be releasing GPUs just below the 7950.

Intel will be releasing Ivy Bridge 22nm on April 8th.
Apparently Nvidia are waiting for this date and will be releasing their 560 replacement just before the Intel launch. By the end of June they will release most of their single GPU cards. Also it's rumoured the Kepler cards are a huge improvement over Fermi and far better than the AMD cards (don't shoot the messenger). IF this is true (big if) then the prices for 7970/7950 should be down by 30% come summertime (maybe more).

All of the above is based on rumours. If Nvidia really do start releasing Kepler in April, then all the dust (and prices) should have settled by the end of Summer. My best guess is that's the time to invest in a new GPU. Also, sometime before Xmas Windows 8 should be out so I can see a lot of people upgrading before the end of 2012. Should be a fun year:)

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Message 1190807 - Posted: 2 Feb 2012, 0:11:38 UTC - in response to Message 1190653.

ya, sounds fun
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Message 1191936 - Posted: 6 Feb 2012, 10:52:24 UTC

Well, this leak looks too good to be true...

Entire Nvidia Kepler Series Specifications, Price & Release Date

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Message 1192226 - Posted: 7 Feb 2012, 14:01:50 UTC

I'm sure that Nvidia will take crown in terms of performance. More important is price/performance ratio, compared to AMD new 79x0 and previous line GF5x0... Will see soon :)
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Message 1192233 - Posted: 7 Feb 2012, 14:54:52 UTC - in response to Message 1192226.

More important is price/performance ratio, compared to AMD new 79x0 and previous line GF5x0... Will see soon :)


Don't forget the power consumption. Nvidia is the most intelligent .. fan heater AFAIK .. :-))
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Message 1192300 - Posted: 7 Feb 2012, 23:13:27 UTC - in response to Message 1192233.

More important is price/performance ratio, compared to AMD new 79x0 and previous line GF5x0... Will see soon :)


Don't forget the power consumption. Nvidia is the most intelligent .. fan heater AFAIK .. :-))

Well, I hope they'll have something that comes in under 75 W as my new "Enterprise" [(hp)] machine has no PCI-E power connectors to run a heftier GPU than its current GT440.
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Message 1192306 - Posted: 7 Feb 2012, 23:42:48 UTC - in response to Message 1192233.

More important is price/performance ratio, compared to AMD new 79x0 and previous line GF5x0... Will see soon :)


Don't forget the power consumption. Nvidia is the most intelligent .. fan heater AFAIK .. :-))



hmmm...If I buy a 680 can I write it off on taxes next year as a home heating upgrade?? LOL


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Message 1195626 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 16:52:50 UTC

Two affordable GCN cards today:

AMD Radeon HD 7750 & Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition Review: Evading The Price/Performance Curve

AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1 GB

AMD Radeon HD 7770 And 7750 Review: Familiar Speed, Less Power

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Real NVIDIA Kepler, GK104, GeForce GTX "670/680" Specs (Leak)

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Message 1195641 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 17:44:11 UTC - in response to Message 1195626.

Two affordable GCN cards today:

AMD Radeon HD 7750 & Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition Review: Evading The Price/Performance Curve

AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1 GB

AMD Radeon HD 7770 And 7750 Review: Familiar Speed, Less Power

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Real NVIDIA Kepler, GK104, GeForce GTX "670/680" Specs (Leak)

Those are good comparisons. I favor the anandtech review as it includes the 5750 that I have in my HTPC. From those tests I would say I could upgrade to a 7770 to have lower power usage, less noise, and more grunt.
I also like that the charts had the 4870 and 6870 as I just upgraded my other machine from the 4800 to the 6800.
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Message 1195657 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 18:02:31 UTC

They might have double precision but with only 640 stream processors/shaders, they are way down the list compared with 5850/5870 cards in performance.

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Message 1195734 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 19:54:26 UTC

I am waiting for the 7850 to be released.
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Message 1195759 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 20:52:46 UTC - in response to Message 1195734.

I am waiting for the 7850 to be released.


Grapevine says March 6 (or the week after)

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