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Message 946404 - Posted: 10 Nov 2009, 16:57:02 UTC

When I do searches all I can find are PCI-E cards for Cuda. Are there any choices for my old P4 2.8 machine?
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Message 946408 - Posted: 10 Nov 2009, 17:16:39 UTC - in response to Message 946404.  

You could check this out - and I think there was an older thread about PCI card availability in Australia, too...

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Message 946412 - Posted: 10 Nov 2009, 22:28:06 UTC - in response to Message 946404.  

How good did you look? ;-)

Found a couple of PCI ones: http://www.sparkle.com.tw/product_detail.asp?id=82&sub_id=220 (scroll down), there's an 8400 (4x), 9400 (4x) and 9500 (2x).

Found some on EVGA's site as well.
9 series (scroll down)
8 series (first one).
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Message 946421 - Posted: 10 Nov 2009, 23:07:52 UTC - in response to Message 946412.  
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How good did you look? ;-)

Found a couple of PCI ones: http://www.sparkle.com.tw/product_detail.asp?id=82&sub_id=220 (scroll down), there's an 8400 (4x), 9400 (4x) and 9500 (2x).

Found some on EVGA's site as well.
9 series (scroll down)
8 series (first one).

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Message 946422 - Posted: 10 Nov 2009, 23:13:16 UTC - in response to Message 946421.  

I cheated on that though. ;-)

Used Alternate (a Dutch online PC shop) to check what graphics card manufacturers they had and then went and looked on their sites. Checked some others as well and now know I never return to the Zotac and Club3D sites, because of their really annoying Flash use.
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Message 946423 - Posted: 10 Nov 2009, 23:22:23 UTC


Not to forget..

For max. CUDA performance you need a PCIe 1.0 x16 or PCIe 2.0 x8 slot on mobo for every GPU.

Someone made a test here.. if you have a GPU at PCIe 1.0 x8 (PCIe 2.0 x4) it start to lose performance.
AFAIK.. something around 5 % or something.
IIRC if you go more down with the slot it's more and more lost.. not proportional.. the reduction increase disproportionately..

So you can calculate/guess down to a PCI slot. ;-)

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Message 946456 - Posted: 11 Nov 2009, 3:15:26 UTC - in response to Message 946404.  

Are there any choices for my old P4 2.8 machine?



Ya, I am using a JATON GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit DDR2 in my old Sempron rig (2261623).

Got it from Newegg

It was a semi cost effective way of upgrading the crunching of an older system that was limited to PCI only.

The CUDA on my Sempron is 'supposed' to be doing two SETI to one Collatz. However, all by itself, my Collatz RAC is usually near 3k...


BTW, if you don't already know, there are a few scheduling issues associated with having a fast(er) GPU and an average speed CPU... ;)


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Message 946604 - Posted: 11 Nov 2009, 23:06:06 UTC

There's a BFG 8400 GS 512MB as well.
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Message 947333 - Posted: 15 Nov 2009, 2:50:12 UTC

my opinion is if you fill a older motherboard that has say 5 pci slots

and put 5 9500gt pci cards in it you have a six core machine
the 9500gt's are almost as fast as a core 2 when it comes to seti multibeam
so the gain in rac would be pretty good .. a few thousand maybe

however on newegg they go for about $75

75
x5
~~~
375

for 375 you could get a motherboard a q8400 a 9600gso for the same price
and this new system will out preform the old one by a LARGE margin
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