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Message 1372081 - Posted: 26 May 2013, 4:17:01 UTC
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As of AMD's Catalyst 12.2, Windows XP has no longer has opencl support. I know, anyone using XP is allegedly retarded. Therefore, I guess I'm heavily retarded.

Anyway, here's my question: what is the fastest single graphics card that anyone here has ever gotten to work in XP? I tried using google's search options but the user computer pages are apparently robot.txted out. I have an HD 7970 but it needs 12.4 before it shows up in the system. Before I spend $$ on shipping I'd like to know my options.

Many thanks in advance.

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Message 1372108 - Posted: 26 May 2013, 7:43:05 UTC

This would be the best place to look, but take into consideration that some GPU's were still not released at that point.
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalystSoftwareSuiteVersion122ReleaseNotes.aspx
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Message 1372274 - Posted: 26 May 2013, 21:26:35 UTC
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Thanks arkayn. It seems the best link to help answer my question is actually:

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalystSoftwareSuiteVersion121.aspx

, since it lists the products supported by catalyst v. 12.1. Looking at the page the answer is the HD 6990.

Here's a very short list about options:


    CARD | YEAR | (To give idea of speed only) Bitcoin
    MODEL| RELEASED | Megahashes/s

    HD 5970| 2009 | 740
    HD 6970| 2010 | 433
    HD 7970| 2011 | 750
    HD 8970| 201? | ???


What can we learn from this list? Moore's law is in trouble? First, AMD is late putting out the 8970. It is 2013. What's also a little bizarre to me is that the OpenCL speed of the 6990 and 7990 is about the same, but the 7970 is about 50% faster than the 6970. Seems the 6970 is crippled in some bizarre way? Anyone know why? I ended up buying a 6950, since it as the same performance as the 6970. The 6990 has a poor performance to $$ ratio.

Thanks again. Unless I get a pm from someone who has hacked the 12.4/12.1 drivers I'll be sticking my 7970 up on ebay...
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