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Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:21:51 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Jumbo AVX2 vs. Hashcat

On 2015-04-24 19:56, magnum wrote:
> I haven't looked much at Hashcat ever but I did not expect it to be
> this much slower than JtR. We match/beat Atom's 4x speeds using just
> a single thread. This can't be true, can it?

I got the answer from Atom: There isn't actually any AVX2 support in 
HashCat. I assumed there was, because he supplies a binary called AVX2 - 
but that's just the same SSE2/XOP code compiled with -mavx2.

He also doesn't seem to plan on adding AVX2, he focuses on oclHashcat.


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