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What is the best video card for the money?

Postby chris99 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:05 am

What is the best video card for the money? Looking to spend $3-500, more towards $300 if possible/not much difference.

Also I need one that will work with Ubuntu.
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Re: What is the best video card for the money?

Postby Bitweasil » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:43 pm

Find a 7970 with a decent rebate. Best overall card, hands down.

I can get them all day long for about $400, and you can find cheaper.
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Re: What is the best video card for the money?

Postby chris99 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:57 pm

Thanks!

How about this one:
XFX Double D FX-797A-TDBC Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB 384-bit

It will work with Ubuntu and JTR, yes?
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Re: What is the best video card for the money?

Postby Bitweasil » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:54 pm

Ubuntu, yes.

JTR... yeah, most likely. Depends on the current state of their OpenCL support.

Cryptohaze? Definitely. :)
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Re: What is the best video card for the money?

Postby chris99 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:26 pm

Yes, I meant with Cryptohaze :D
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Re: What is the best video card for the money?

Postby chris99 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:07 am

How bout CentOS, does it have the drivers already installed for the 7970?
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Re: What is the best video card for the money?

Postby Bitweasil » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:28 pm

chris99 wrote:How bout CentOS, does it have the drivers already installed for the 7970?


No. In any distro, you'll have to install the binary drivers from the AMD website to get OpenCL working.
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Re: What is the best video card for the money?

Postby Picch » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:13 pm

What kind of speeds do you get with the 7970?
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Re: What is the best video card for the money?

Postby Bitweasil » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:58 am

Picch wrote:What kind of speeds do you get with the 7970?


What algorithm? I can try to do some benchmarking, just very busy with other stuff right now.
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Re: What is the best video card for the money?

Postby Picch » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:19 pm

NTLM, no rush, whenever you're not busy.

Thanks!
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