GPU suggestion: gtx 750ti

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at gwdg.de
Fri Sep 4 18:39:10 UTC 2015


Am 04.09.2015 um 18:11 schrieb Dot Yet:
> Seems 950 is supported now though:
> 
> http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/90283/en-us

Yes, there is a binary driver for 950 at NVidia, but AFAIK it does not
exist as a port on FreeBSD until now.

Because there a some new internal changes in the driver and its file and
directory structure, the port has to be adopted to these changes. O.
Hartmann makes a suggestion for a patch almost one month ago [1].

HTH,
Rainer

[1] https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=202228

> 
> thx.
> .
> 
> On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 3:38 PM, Dot Yet <dot.yet at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> makes sense. I am very likely to revert back to haswell when support for
>> it is there and move this card over to one of the other machines.
>>
>> so, based on what you said, for now 950 is not an appropriate choice? is
>> it correct?
>>
>> thx.
>> .
>>
>> On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 11:15 AM, Jan Bramkamp <crest at rlwinm.de> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 04/09/15 16:34, Dot Yet wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> I currently run haswell based desktop and am planning to add a second gpu
>>>> to get decent graphics functional. I am thinking about purchasing nvidia
>>>> gtx 750ti. can anyone confirm if its supported by drivers and is capable
>>>> of
>>>> hardware acceleration? if not, what current day gpu should i look for? I
>>>> am
>>>> not a gamer, but I do like watching 1080p movies/trailers etc.
>>>>
>>>> Please let me know.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Yes a Nvidia GTX 750ti is supported by the closed source binary driver
>>> according to https://www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx (enter your data
>>> and you end up at
>>> https://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/90283/en-us).
>>>
>>> A GTX 750ti is a bit overpowered for light desktop and media usage but
>>> based on a dated microarchitecture and lacks hardware support for the
>>> upcoming h.265 video codec.
>>>
>>> Nvidia drops support for old hardware in their driver from time to time
>>> and newer chips have a lower idle power consumption for a given peak
>>> performance so you might want to look for a GPU with a newer
>>> microarchitecture. The GTX950 would be a good fit but the nvidia driver
>>> port is not yet up to version 352.41 which adds support for the GTX950.



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