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If you look at my computers, under Jerry. It's showing that I have 2 RX 550 8gb. I don't even think that card exists. What I really have is 1 R9 390 8gb and 1 RX 550 2gb.
Not sure it it really makes a difference, but does anyone know a fix?
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BOINC reports multiple cards of different types as being multiples of what it perceives to be the "most powerful" one.
btw - only you see the name - we only see the id number as given by the server.
We assume this is the computer you are talking about:
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not entirely true.
it reports multiples of whatever is the first GPU (usually whatever card is in the topmost x16 slot, or maybe whichever is driving the monitor)
case in point, my 6x 1080ti + 1x 1060 machine reports as  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, where . can't imagine BOINC thinks a 1060 is more powerful than a 1080ti :). or that an RX 550 is more powerful than an R9 390 for that matter.
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BOINC doesn't think, it detects GPUs based on what the drivers tells it are the values for:
compute capability, software version, available memory, speed for Nvidia GPUs and double precision support, local RAM and speed for AMD GPUs.
BOINC doesn't know any GPUs. It knows it should look for a CUDA, CAL or OpenCL driver and derive the above from those. CAL is only used on old ATI GPUs (HD4000, 5000, 6000, some non-GCN 7000).
// client-specific GPU code. Mostly GPU detection
If you still feel the code does things wrong, then by all means register at Github and make it an issue, as else it won't get looked at. The volunteer BOINC developers don't read these forums.
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