rx 5700 or 2070 super

Timo
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hi everybody, 

hope I'm in the right forum here. 

I currently have a ~2 year old system, but my graphics card is a bit older. here are some specs:

Windows 10

SSD(270 GB) and HDD (1TB)

Asus maximus hero VIII Mainboard 

Intel i7 6700K @4 GHz

8 GB DDR3 (?) RAM

Gigabyte R9 390 (8GB RAM) 

550 W PSU fully modular from Corsair 

 

I'm using my computer mainly for gaming and some office work. when I'm not home I let einstein@home run. have not been for a long time but I started again a few weeks ago. 

Lately I've been thinking that some more fps wouldn't be bad and a new card wouldn't hurt computing performance either. 

so to come to my question: do both mentioned cards work again? have been reading about some issues.. 

second question: wich one to get? gaming wise it isn't a big difference, price is about 100 euros difference. what difference should I expect in computing for Einstein? 

wich one is better for the future/I will be able to use for more time? 

 

also I'm thinking about buying the rx and using it together with the r9 for Einstein. would that even make sense considering I have to buy a new PSU..? 

 

have a nice day 

Timo

 

Edit: I'm always using 2 monitors, one for gaming, one for watching tv. at the same time. so it would give me another fps boost, if I connect the tv-monitor to the r9, so the rx has just one monitor to handle?

 

Keith Myers
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Can anyone confirm that the

Can anyone confirm that the 5700 actually works here on Einstein.  It doesn't on Seti and both projects use OpenCL. As far as I know the OpenCL for the 5700 is still broken for compute.

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QuantumHelos
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Dual wield the VII Super

Dual wield the VII Super NGX

 

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archae86
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So far as I've heard users

So far as I've heard users have reported no success in using Navi cards at Einstein.  I don't believe anyone knows what the problem actually is.  There is an "All things Navi" thread here you may wish to review.

Timo
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archae86 schrieb: There is an

archae86 wrote:
There is an "All things Navi" thread here you may wish to review.

I'm following it. no updates tho

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using 2 monitors, one for

using 2 monitors, one for gaming, one for watching tv. at the same time. so it would give me another fps boost, if I connect the tv-monitor to the r9, so the rx has just one monitor to handle?

Having 2 GPUs for 2 display outputs will not increase your FPS (at best slightly decrease idle power).

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Timo wrote: Gigabyte R9 390

Timo wrote:
Gigabyte R9 390 (8GB RAM) 550 W PSU fully modular from Corsair
Your R9 is capable of 640 double precision flops compared to only 314 FP4 flops for the much newer RTX-2080
Suggest you add the milkyway project as your board is capable of running up to 5 concurrent MW tasks efficiently.  The MW project has a idle time of a couple of minutes after the last result gets uploaded so you can set the Einstein resource to 0 so it gets a task when Milkyway is idle.  Unlike most (all?) other projects, MW makes extensive use of double precision float hardware on a GPU.

 

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