The views are still coming to my video “MSI Armor RX 570 OC 4GB in my PC – AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB GPU”. In fact, it now has over 2,600 views!
I’m so happy, and the views per 48 hours are also in the 100 views range, which means this video will have lots and lots of more views in the following days. In fact, this video has been the most watched in the last 48 hours period:
Honestly, I don’t know why, but usually, my disliked videos are the ones that gets all the attention. It seems that is the case with this video XD
Either way, thanks all for all your support to my YouTube Channel!
BTW, i’ve been posting these videos to Reddit, but most of the subreddits seems not to like people who posts their own YouTube videos. Do any of you guys have any recommended subreddit to post my technology videos?
Today, I’m showing you my Overclock settings for the ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO video card I’m using to run some BOINC Workunits.
Yes, the GPU is old, but it still works, so why not using it to crunch some BOINC workunits and help in some projects? Yes, it may not be power efficient as newer GPUs, but again, it still works. Will I replace it later? Most likely yes. When? I don’t yet know, but possibly when the Vega architecture gets released and if it is better than Nvidia, otherwise I’ll get a more powerful Nvidia GPU.
So, answering those questions I’m certain most of you will ask, I’ll proceed with showing you my Overclock:
You can see that the Stock Clock speed is just 525Mhz, and the RAM speed is 500Mhz. I upped those clocks to 800Mhz and 600Mhz.
Here you see the GPU Load is 98%. The GPU is running ATI BOINC workunits. I crashed the GPU, and therefore it did a Green Screen of Death (GSOD happens when running a Windows Insider Preview build), if I went higher than 600Mhz for the Memory Clock. Also, at this clock speed, I’m seeing visual artifacts but otherwise doesn’t affects GPU crunching in BOINC, and since I’m not using this GPU to connect to a monitor, I don’t have any issues at all with having screen artifacts. Artifacts starts showing after 760Mhz. Going at more than 800Mhz will make the screen fill up with lots and lots of artifact.
I’m using MSI Afterburner to overclock this GPU. I did had to enable the unofficial overclocking and “Extend official overclocking limits” settings in the software to overclock it even higher, as with the default settings I could go only up to 600Mhz. Please note that it shows here 0 Mhz for both the GPU and Memory clock because I don’t have a monitor attached. It has to be noted that in order to modify these overclock settings at first, I had to connect the GPU to a monitor. After overclocking it, you can disconnect the monitor and the overclock settings will still be applied.
So, what performance did I gain? Crunching Moo! Wrapper workunits, I was able to get the tasks down from 4 hours and a half to roughly 3 hours and some minutes:
So, while the GPU is old, it can still crunch perfectly, although it will not grant a lot of BOINC credits. Overclocking it makes it possible to crunch more workunits per day, making the most of the GPU.
BTW, that “Validation Inconclusive” task has to do with a crash the PC had due to me tweaking the GPU overclocking settings. As you can see, the rest of the tasks has been validated successfully. It was my fault as I didn’t suspended the project while I was adjusting the settings.
Hope you all liked this article!
Video – MSI RX 570 Armor 4GB OC – AMD Radeon RX 570 Video Card
Today, I got the MSI RX 570 Armor 4GB OC Graphics Card which is an AMD Radeon RX 570 GPU. I’m using this GPU in my i7-3610QM Mini ITX PC, crunching BOINC Workunits, particularly, Collatz Conjecture workunits.
This GPU crunches them at 26 minutes per workunit. In comparison, my Nvidia Geforce 1060 3GB can crunch those workunits at just 24 minutes. This makes the RX570 a little slower in that project. It may be faster on other projects but I haven’t tested it.
Anyway, here you’ll see the GPU in its packaging and installed in the PC:
Now, let’s see what AMD has for us when the new Vega-based cards comes out. Will they beat Nvidia? We’ll have to wait and see.
The very old ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO that was installed in this PC was moved to my EXP Beast V8.0 adapter to use as an eGPU on my laptop. Kinda slow, but it still can crunch workunits.
I’ll wait to see the next AMD and maybe Nvidia cards if Nvidia has more cards to show to us, since Vega is coming, Nvidia maybe has something else for us. Then, I’ll replace the 2400 PRO with whatever new GPU comes out.
Tomorrow, I’ll show you a video I recorded setting up this card on this PC. I hope you liked the images!
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