[RC5] Speed pages

Michael J. Sears mikesears at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 19:19:33 EST 2009


Processor speed and how much it is Over clocked may account for some
of the difference. Not all gt-280 have the same speed.

- Mike

On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 7:01 PM, waldo kitty <wkitty42 at windstream.net> wrote:
> Bob Steward wrote:
>>> Subject: [RC5] Speed pages
>>>
>>> On the speed page is the speeds for either steam client or the cuda
>>> client going to be added(with a new column for video cards?) ? With the
>>> clients moving along I feel the need to have those comparisons between
>>> the two added in,bet that would be very interesting to look at.
>>>
>>> Bert
>>
>> There needs to be a breakdown not only by Chipset Model Number, but by
>> BRAND of manufacture for the card.  Not all "NVidia" cards are equal, even
>> if they have the same RAM and the same NVidia chipset.
>>
>> I found this out the hard way when Fry's had the GT-280 cards on sale, and
>> I bought a BFTech 1 GB RAM card, thinking it was going to equal my existing
>> 280 card by EVGA, which had the exact same chipset and RAM.  The BFTech
>> card is about 25% slower running the same CUDA and DNetC software (even
>> swapped cards in the same machine).
>>
>> So a listing of cards by the Chipset Model Number may not be as informative
>> as one would expect!
>
> definitely sounds like the BFTech card has a custom or earlier BIOS that doesn't
> use all of the capabilities of the GPU on the card...
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