Old NVIDIA card, new FreeBSD = failure?
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Mon Jun 28 17:05:12 UTC 2021
On 2021-06-27 04:26, Greg V wrote:
> On June 26, 2021 10:11:42 PM UTC, Robert Huff <roberthuff at rcn.com> wrote:
>> Greg V <greg at unrelenting.technology>:
>>> Robert Huff <roberthuff at rcn.com>:
>>> > (For anyone in my position: I _think_ the RX 460 and above
>>> >support GCN 2.1, which is what I _think_ is the bottom-end
>>> >specification. Cards matching this number seem to start at about
>>> >US $50.)
>>> GCN is the name of the GPU architecture, not something a GPU
>> Got that; the "support" is from the software.
>> I have two conflicting desires:
>> a) I want to run modern applications ...
>> on the latest stable version of X ...
>> using an actively maintained and
>> improved version of amdgpu/drm ...
>> working with reasonably high-performance hardware.
> Yes, all you need is a GCN GPU. Avoid the really old pre-GCN (TeraScale and
> architectures and you'll be fine.
>> b) I have a very limited budget, and would ideally like to be
>> able to use this on older systems - say ones with a PCIe 2.0
>> expansion slot.
> No conflict here: PCI Express generations are all backward and forward
> You can run the newest gen4 cards in gen2 slots just fine (obviously at gen2
> Similarly it's all compatible between different lane counts, e.g. you can
> shove an
> x16 card into an x4 slot (if it's not an open ended slot.. it can be made
> open-ended with a rotary tool :D)
You can also paint contacts on the card to enable/disable "features" as
required for a
given scenario. :D. Had to do that to get a newer Nvidia card to work in an
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