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Message 1824209 - Posted: 14 Oct 2016, 14:11:50 UTC

Is AMD better for crunching SETI? Obviously it is all in the details, hence the similarly priced latest generation GPUs in the thread's title, but I seem to recall seeing something on the subject of AMD being better in general. Something about its architecture being better suited for the SETI tasks...

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Message 1824210 - Posted: 14 Oct 2016, 14:24:27 UTC - in response to Message 1824209.  

I am crunching SETI both on a Windows 10 PC with Geforce GTX 750 and on a Linux box with HD 7770, which is an ATI/AMD board. The first is dated 2013, the last 2011. Of course the GTX is faster, but the HD 7770 holds its ground.
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Message 1824212 - Posted: 14 Oct 2016, 14:33:44 UTC

A RX 480 should be faster than a 1060 crunching seti.
Considering Guppies which will be seen more often i think its the better choice.


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Message 1824240 - Posted: 14 Oct 2016, 17:36:28 UTC

Some guy has been collecting aggregate benchmarks every few weeks over in this thread. Lots of graphs if you go back through the history there.
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Message 1824278 - Posted: 14 Oct 2016, 20:21:38 UTC - in response to Message 1824240.  
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Some guy has been collecting aggregate benchmarks every few weeks over in this thread. Lots of graphs if you go back through the history there.


I really appreciate your work there, so dont get me wrong please.
Most of the hosts running without any tweaking IE comand line options.
Especially for recent AMD GPU`s there is a huge benefit using those comand lines.
Up to 50% speed up.
So this stats doesn`t really show performance of AMD GPU`s.
Here on the forums one can get best help to max out performance but less than 1% asking for it or reading the read me files.
It took me weeks if not month to collect all the data to write this.


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Message 1825019 - Posted: 17 Oct 2016, 21:26:49 UTC - in response to Message 1824209.  

Is AMD better for crunching SETI? Obviously it is all in the details, hence the similarly priced latest generation GPUs in the thread's title, but I seem to recall seeing something on the subject of AMD being better in general. Something about its architecture being better suited for the SETI tasks...

Any thoughts?


There is no simple answer.

The statistics is skewed (not everyone runs at optimal settings) and the latest generation of CUDA sw is missing.

The stats are nice and give an educated guess of the performance under current situation for the Average Joe.

p.s. I like the graphs and think they are useful.
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