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Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2012 22:57:33 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: GPU based cracking, AMD or NVIDIA

On Fri, Dec 07, 2012 at 07:45:21PM +0100, magnum wrote:
> Fact is even that current nvidia cards are often more or less slower than the previous generation. At first I thought it was due to compilers and optimizers not being mature but this fact stands. At best, a GTX680 is insignificantly faster than GTX580.

Are you aware of any password cracking related task where GTX 680 is any
faster than GTX 580?  I've only seen (non-JtR) benchmarks showing it
being slower - often several times slower, even.  (I don't have one to
test myself, though.)


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