Any difference between NVidia "stdio" or "gamer" driver for crunching?

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Message 2022756 - Posted: 11 Dec 2019, 13:03:56 UTC
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Trying to account for why my 24/7 cruncher "gtx 1070ti" runs only about 1/2 the speed of SOME of my wingman's 1060 over at Einstein. No good answers at their forum. I do not run windows seti so cannot verify the problem here. I run the studio as I don't play games other than P-vs-Z

Comparing the same work units I see my wingman has the phrase

FPU status flags: COND_1 PRECISION

whereas I have

FPU status flags: PRECISION

maybe that is the difference? I tried googling for that phrase but got nothing useful,.

Tried "OpenCL COND_1 precision" but it must be something unique to the Einstein app info messages.
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Message 2022757 - Posted: 11 Dec 2019, 13:07:37 UTC - in response to Message 2022756.  

I wouldn't think it would matter, but I guess it's possible.

have you tried changing the driver to see if you get any speed boost?

maybe it's some command line parameters for the Einstein app?
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Message 2023094 - Posted: 14 Dec 2019, 12:27:04 UTC

Generally the "gamer" releases are aimed at improving the performance of one or more games, while the "stdio" releases are a more stable platform rolling up a number of other issues, and may include things that assist in computational work.
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