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Date:      Sun, 7 Feb 2021 01:56:46 -0500
From:      Paul Procacci <>
To:        Aryeh Friedman <>
Cc:        Patrick Mahan <>, User Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Suggested upgrade for a GeForce GT 450
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I think you're mistaken.  I like Nvidia and always have liked Nvidia.
There are limitations to the card however when it comes to gpu offloading
of tasks that utilize either cuda or similar.
It's simply not possible.  Full stop.

So if Patrick wanted to use these functions, he would absolutely need to
instead consider AMD.  That's it!
Nothing more.


On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 1:48 AM Aryeh Friedman <>

> On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 1:05 AM Paul Procacci <> wrote:
>> If you do anything other than using your machine as a simple "Desktop" I'd
>> personally recommend against using NVIDIA.
>> You didn't mention anything of the sort so I'm speculating a bit.
> Why do some people (not you per se but "people" in general) assume that
> nVidia is no good for anything beyond just the most basic stuff on
> FreeBSD... I have a GT1030 (no DisplayPort) that works just fine on the
> most demanding loads I can throw at it like playing movies at the maximum
> hardware specified frame rate and resolution (2160x1440@30 FPS [according
> to the HW specs this is the max a GT 1030 can do on HDMI]).   Note I have
> heard reports from people with more modern cards that there is zero
> difference between what the HW can do and what the OS allows it to do with
> *ANY* nVidia cards.
> If these two things above don't concern you, then you can ignore me
>> entirely.  These are just two things that came to mind immediately.
>> I've had no problems using any nvidia card I've thrown at a desktop
>> machine
>> otherwise.
> Since your comments about nVidia are incorrect why mention it except to
> show your personal dislike for nVidia (not actual performance).
> --
> Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,


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