Nvidia GTX 670M and AMD Radeon hd6450, does Linux do better?

wolfman1360
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I hope I'm not creating too many topics here in a short span of time, but thought of another question and can't find a way to edit my existing post.

I have 2 machines here - one running a GTX 650M and the other an HD6450 (basic of all basics). Is it worth it to continue crunching under Linux with both of these or will Windows give better results? Is it even worth it to crunch on the latter GPU?

 

I could probably upgrade the 6450 to something decent, and I likely will. I'm just very curious since some projects are optimized better for specific operating systems.

 

thanks.

 

PS: I feel pretty dumb now. Working for 12 hours straight does, apparently do things to the ability to pay attention. Sorry about that.

Richie
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I don't remember seeing any

I don't remember seeing any of the EInstein CPU or GPU work run faster under Windows, ever. I believe there's not much difference in speed with current applications, especially with GPU work. If there is a slight difference with CPU apps I believe Linux is more likely the faster platform.

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Richie wrote:I don't remember

Richie wrote:
I don't remember seeing any of the EInstein CPU or GPU work run faster under Windows, ever. I believe there's not much difference in speed with current applications, especially with GPU work. If there is a slight difference with CPU apps I believe Linux is more likely the faster platform.

Yes this is true, Linux has less overhead than Windows does so crunching under linux is faster, but not alot faster just somewhat faster. The key for me comes down to what I can do in Windows versus Linux, I'm not a Linux guy so the machines I do have running Linux just crunch but I can't monitor etc them like I can the Windows machines. You can also set the Linux machines to not do updates while you can't do that with the Windows machines as easily, which can be a pain when Windows drops the gpu drivers and you lose alot of credits overnight until you can manually reload them again.

wolfman1360
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I haven't had windows drop

I haven't had windows drop gpu drivers yet, but it probably will happen at some point.
Can Intel hd graphics crunch under Linux currently along with Nvidia at the same time? Or is it one or the other?
Similar to you, both of these Linux machines are strictly for crunching and nothing else. I should probably find a decent GTX 1050ti or rx460/560 for the AMD machine to put more life into it, though. The Radeon 6450 probably does worse than the fx8350 cpu in it right now.

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wolfman1360 wrote:Can Intel

wolfman1360 wrote:
Can Intel hd graphics crunch under Linux currently along with Nvidia at the same time? Or is it one or the other?


As there's no science app for crunching with an Intel GPU under Linux then on this project, you can only use the Nvidia GPU. There is an Intel GPU app for Windows though.

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