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July 27, 2011, 04:51:13 PM
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I know this seems like a dumb question but I am a bit confused.  About a month ago, I checked out the Wiki page (here) regarding the comparison of GPU hardware.  I went out, bought me a cheap, but decent card and through it in a computer that I have.

After, installing various drivers and ATI/AMD SDKs, I never could get the thing to work.  Then, I think I realized the problem.  It appears that just because you buy a GPU with one of the listed ATI processors, it doesn't mean that the card is OpenCL compatible.  WTF!

What should I be looking for in a graphics card?  I know that most of the Sapphire brands seem to be guaranteed to work, but what are the specific specs on a card that make in compatible with the OpenCL drivers?

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July 27, 2011, 05:12:49 PM
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You must have an error on your end. As much as it doesn't mater if you have an Intel processor in a Dell, Lenovo, Sony or Samsung laptop, the GPU of the same line is always capable of the same instruction set as any other.

Please post in another forum, this one is dedicated to Mining Software(!).

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July 27, 2011, 05:13:21 PM
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I know this seems like a dumb question but I am a bit confused.  About a month ago, I checked out the Wiki page (here) regarding the comparison of GPU hardware.  I went out, bought me a cheap, but decent card and through it in a computer that I have.

After, installing various drivers and ATI/AMD SDKs, I never could get the thing to work.  Then, I think I realized the problem.  It appears that just because you buy a GPU with one of the listed ATI processors, it doesn't mean that the card is OpenCL compatible.  WTF!

What should I be looking for in a graphics card?  I know that most of the Sapphire brands seem to be guaranteed to work, but what are the specific specs on a card that make in compatible with the OpenCL drivers?
Mind telling us the card you bought?
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July 27, 2011, 05:35:59 PM
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I know this seems like a dumb question but I am a bit confused.  About a month ago, I checked out the Wiki page (here) regarding the comparison of GPU hardware.  I went out, bought me a cheap, but decent card and through it in a computer that I have.

After, installing various drivers and ATI/AMD SDKs, I never could get the thing to work.  Then, I think I realized the problem.  It appears that just because you buy a GPU with one of the listed ATI processors, it doesn't mean that the card is OpenCL compatible.  WTF!

What should I be looking for in a graphics card?  I know that most of the Sapphire brands seem to be guaranteed to work, but what are the specific specs on a card that make in compatible with the OpenCL drivers?

Hmmm... sounds like a dilemma. I think you need a clean slate. Go ahead and send me the card you bought and then start over.

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