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Date:      Sun, 2 Sep 2018 23:55:21 +0200
From:      CeDeROM <cederom@tlen.pl>
To:        "Steve O'Hara-Smith" <steve@sohara.org>
Cc:        galtsev@kicp.uchicago.edu,  FreeBSD Questions Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD OpenCL/CUDA nVidia
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On Sun, Sep 2, 2018 at 12:45 PM Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org> wrote:
> > What is the current AMD/ATI support for Open-Source? Do they provide
> > full GPU specification as opposed to nVidia?
>
>         AMD/ATI opened up their interfaces and some core source code about a
> decade ago they still produce a closed source driver of their own but they
> support the open source Linux video driver apparently enthusiastically
> (according to one report it is now faster than the closed source one).
>
>         Both Intel and AMD/ATI provide open source OpenCL stacks
>
>         It really is nVidia that is the odd one out - but they do hold the
> high end of the hardware, the cards gamers and cryptocurrency miners lust
> after are all nVidia.

Hmm, then I could consider ATI/AMD Radeon RX570 or 2x cheaper RX560..
anyone had any experience with those beasts and OpenCL on FreeBSD (and
outside)? :-)

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CeDeROM, SQ7MHZ, http://www.tomek.cedro.info



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