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x11 is one of the few algorithms which favours Nvidia ??

Discussion in 'Questions and Help' started by tungfa, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. tungfa

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    x11 is one of the few algorithms which favours Nvidia ??
    true ?

    "I noticed this on the Dashninja faq but was interested cause that would explain why there is so much hash yet it's so unprofitable to mine"

    any idea about this ?
    tx
     
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    Nope. Not on a hardware level. This should also probably go in Mining.
     
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    Somewhere last year you could get the most MHash/Watt from Nvidia cards, so that may let to that statement in the FAQ.

    No idea if that's still true (didn't mine for the last 6 months) , but when Wolf0 says it ain't so it most probably ain't so :)
     
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    More a case of Nvidia has better software for optimizing X11?
     
  5. Wolf0

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    More time spent on it. sp_ spends a lot of time working on Nvidia miner optimization, but despite having said he would, he hasn't touched AMD. Now, I'm not disparaging him in any way, but I kind of wonder if Nvidia is paying him, lol. Paid or not, he's pretty good.
     
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    Hadn't thought of that, of course it would swing sales wouldn't it, and make people upgrade quicker.
    simple answer for that, someone gotta explain to AMD that it is in their interests to pay wolf some tips towards his new abode.
     
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    LOL, that would be awesome.