Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:38:54 +0200 From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Question about GPU and CPU. On 2014-06-26 05:20, Solar Designer wrote: > On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 05:12:11AM +0200, magnum wrote: >> Actually the R9 290X (at least with 14.4 driver) is totally unusable for >> cracking out-of-the-box. It will throttle clocks at ridculously low >> temperatures instead of increasing fan speed a tad. You have to peg >> min-clock to same as max-clock and set the "?ber switch" to on. > > Oh, I haven't gotten around to playing with one of those cards yet. > >> Guess who figured that out and got 15 minutes of fame B-) > > Jeremi? He gave up and sold a bunch of them on eBay because they were unusable (they really are without the mentioned tweaks). Then I got to play with one, I wrote a predecessor to od6config and found out how to make the card do some real work. It's about 35% faster than a 7970, good stuff! After my findings Jeremi bought loads and loads of 290X's, LOL. magnum
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