Could be. Some say these are hard to get, so it depends mostly or your needs/wants/budget and confidence. Their waranty & personal history does it for me. They know it & is why they have the great reputation
I'd personally stick with an eVGA 680, preferably signiature 2 model... If you can get it. Best Warranty & parts binning IMO, and the 680 full part is preferable if you can stretch the budget. My own 680 is a reference Gigabyte one, which runs very well too, though the warranty conditions are tigh
Updated Installers, v0.43a for Windows
Download files are available now in the main download area.
Download mirrors will be available on Lunatics and Mike's site Mike's World. Make sure you choose the right file - 64-bit or 32-bit - to suit your system.
Changes since last release (v0.42) are:
-New Astropulse applications for v7 tasks, on all devices
Please see this thread for full release notes. READ THEM before you install.
Use at your own risk - 'your mileage may vary'
we take great care to find issues while alpha and beta testing, our
testing systems comprise only a limited sample of what is out there and
can't account for Murphy's Law.
x41zc general notes
- This document is for the Windows versions of x41zc.
- You may have obtained this Cuda application either as a standalone manual install package
(intended for advanced users), as part of a Lunatics Unified Installer, or as a stock application automatic download.
- This application is intended to process seti@home multibeam tasks, on Cuda enabled nVidia Graphics Processing Units (GPUs)
- This application is currently available in 5 'flavours',
- Cuda 2.2 (min driver 185.85 ), exclusively for hosts that cannot upgrade to later Cuda version drivers. NOT to be used on Fermi/Kepler!
- Cuda 2.3 (min driver 190.38 ), to be distributed as 'stock' for widest support of Video drivers, and recommended for use on older GPUs prior to Fermi & Kepler, such as 8xxx series, 9xxx series, GTX 200 series.
Usually the best choice on Pre-Fermi. NOT to be used on Fermi/Kepler!
- Cuda 3.2 (min driver 263.06 ), also to be distributed as 'stock' for widest support of Video drivers, and recommended for use on older GPUs prior to Fermi & Kepler, such as 8xxx series, 9xxx series, GTX 200 series.
- Cuda 4.2 (min driver 301.48 ), recommended for Fermi class GPUs for a significant performance increase.
- Cuda 5.0 (min driver 306.23 ), recommended for Kepler class GPUs for an additional performance increase.
- each executable uses the 32 bit CUDA runtime (cudart32_xx_xx.dll), and CUFFT libraries (cufft32_xx_xx.dll), [Cuda 3.2, 4.2 and 5.0] or cudart.dll and cufft.dll [Cuda 2.2 and 2.3]
Updated aistubs are now included for Seti@Home v7 work.
Please, read OpenCL and other README files that each package contains.
These give instructions how to use these applications and some hints what to configure how.
Especially notes about which driver version works and which fails could be helpful before starting.
As usual, the creation of new release packages was team work of our Lunatics crew (in nicks alphabetical order):
Claggy, Josef W. Segur, Mike, Raistmer, Richard Haselgrove, Urs Echternacht.