Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4957 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
> there are limited number of SAM460 and X5000 users that can benefit
> from R600 (and up) PCIe right now. Mostly OS4 users.
It's certainly a dubious benefit for them if they have to go back to 2D-only support under OS4.
> The only real value in having GCN support is those are the cards that
> are usually supplied with X5000 systems and the low end cards have now
> transitioned to these gpus.
Availability can be a factor as well. The last cards with TeraScale2 GPUs are R5 210...235 from 2013/2014, while last cards with GCN1 GPUs are R5/R7 430...450 from 2016.
I can still find plenty of those here, 6450's, 8490's, R5's, R7's, BUT I don't really want to use them.
From a practical standpoint an HD7650 would do much better (or an HD6670 or HD6750).
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