Joined: 27 Mar 05
I am looking to build a new computer (my first home built)and would like to know .. If I build a new machine and want to take advantage of the new GPU's ability to crunch more data for various projects then a standard Windows computer using just a Cpu, will a computer use both the GPU and the CPU(S) on a machine or only use the GPU with the new software made to run on Boinc projects?
I ask as I am not clear about that and wondered if it only uses GPU then I would not go out of my way to build a high end quad as it would not use the Cpu but if it does use both Gpu and Cpu, going with a quad would make sense with a good Gpu over just the gpu and single or dual core.
Any help - thoughts on this to help me out?
Also, anyone build a good machine that would be willing to send me a detail list of the parts they have used to make their machine??
I am thinking no more then $500.00 is where I would be good.
Also, has anyone looked at the quad that best buy is selling for $489.00, is that a deal for using a quad and gpu for seti and einstein or would I be better off building?
THANK YOU ALL in advance to the help/adice.
Joined: 9 Jun 99
That depends wholly on what you set it up to do.
In the Seti project preferences you can set:
Use CPU Enforced by version 6.10+ yes Use ATI GPU Enforced by version 6.10+ no Use NVIDIA GPU Enforced by version 6.10+ no
The above is how mine is set up. I only run Seti on 3 of the 4 CPU cores that I have. The other CPU core supports my AMD GPU running Einstein.
Of course, there at Einstein my project preferences show:
Use CPU Enforced by version 6.10+ no Use ATI GPU Enforced by version 6.10+ yes Use NVIDIA GPU Enforced by version 6.10+ no
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