19 GPU Support

Discussion in 'MSI AfterBurner Overclock Application Discussion' started by funtimes0007, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. funtimes0007

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    I have a 19 GPU combination of NVIDIA 1070 TI and 1060 cards, using ASUS 250 Expert miner board.

    The MSI afterburner I tested up to 8 cards after I added more cards, the program will not load anymore.

    Questions:

    1. Does anyone know the max number of cards MSI Afterburner can support?

    2. Does anyone knows any other program that can support such large number of GPU's

    Thanks in advance.

    UPDATE: Dec 11, 2017

    There is beta version of MSI Afterburner that can be downloaded from

    https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/rtss-6-7-0-beta-1.412822/page-51#post-5499466

    This version fixes any issues encountered by miners that have more than 8+ GPU's.

    The other alternative for NVIDIA card owners is to download NVIDIA INSPECTOR

    http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/nvidia-profile-inspector-download.html

    Thanks to Unwinder which I just found out that he also the programmer of this software!. That's a shame that the poor guy also has to moderate this forum as well, so my apology for being harsh towards you Unwinder. I can understand your frustration now.
     
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  2. Unwinder

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  3. funtimes0007

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  4. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    You're simply out of luck then. Afterburner is not designed as a mining tool, it's tweaking software for PC gamers. The fact that is can support eight cards is already a staggering fact by itself.
     
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  5. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Try to read the link I provided slowly please.
     
  6. funtimes0007

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    Yes, I agree. I think the mining community has pushed this program to its limits.

    I saw some old posts and it looks like the gaming community hates the miners :) I have been playing video games since arcade games days and now my son plays them. Not sure why there is so much hate towards miners. I think the extra money both Nvidia and AMD is getting is allowing them to develop better cards which will benefit the gaming community at the end as most miners don't go beyond e.g. NVIDIA 1070 TI due to the high cost associated with it.

    Were these cards were cheaper before and NVIDIA and AMD jack up the prices? I don't know the history so I am just curious now.
     
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    Unwinder - ok I think I got it. I will check NVIDIA Inspector.
     
  8. funtimes0007

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    By the way, does anyone knows the math behind Power vs. Overclocking? If you reduce the operating temp and increase the memory clock speed does that matter?. What is the proportion one must maintain between power vs. overclocking to achieve optimum results?

    Is there an article that I can read that would explain the math/science behind all this detail. Thanks
     
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  10. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Doubt that you've got it. Once again, PEASE read the link SLOWLY.

     

  11. Extraordinary

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    Because there are no cards left in stock when gamers want to buy them thanks to miners
     
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  12. funtimes0007

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    It is about 0.11 cents per KW/h so roughly 2.75 per day give and take.

    I am an engineer by profession and I am simply trying to understand what does mining is all about. Pros and cons etc. I do have a daytime business, so this is more from learning perspective because we never know this may become the next big thing or maybe not. The regular financial institutions also run 1000's of servers to keep track of our financial data which also costs tons of money. Each bank has at least 3 to 4 data centres for backups, for failover systems etc. I don't see the difference other than scattered effort vs. centralized banking server farms. :)

    I have seen all kinds of childish debates on this forum already. I am interested in useful and thoughtful discussion for sure.

    I am also willing to bet that some of the gamers who are hating miners are also secretly doing some mining on the side as they have at least one GPU. It's called temptation. :)
     
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  13. funtimes0007

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    True and I agree, but its a temporary problem. Both NVIDIA and AMD have all the cards back in stock. They have limit 2 cards per household. How I got 19 cards, well I asked my employees to buy 2 each.
     
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    I am not sure what comment are you referring to? I have read it few times.

    you stated, "It was repeated that there won't be direct support for selecting >8 GPUs from skin GPU quick selection panel, but it should be selectable from application properties and it definitively should not crash when >8 NVIDIA GPUs are installed. So crashing will be fixed."
     

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    He is referring to:
     
  17. funtimes0007

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    Well, that is what I thought but in my case it was. I will give it a try again.
     
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    You still are an ******. Don't care, miners are cancer. It still is a problem. Prices are totally ruined.
     
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    Life is a temporary problem too so if you can't get what you want now there's a chance that you won't get it ever.
     
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    The irony here is, I have had to wait sometimes to get hardware i wanted when its already out of date. EOL. DIdnt get my first i7 X58 rig till 3rd quarter 2013. My first dual cpu server is an X58 with dual X5550s. I always wanted an HD 2900xt badly when they came out. I could get one till 2014. I had to settle for a 7950GT 512 till mid 2008 when my friend bought me a 8800gts 512mb for doing alot of work for him.

    For someone who likes dual gpus and wanted dual RX 480 8GB reference cards, I have a big F- YOU sentiment to miners. I had to settle for a R9 Fury air cooled. While its a fantastic card, dual RX 480s 8GB are betting on the avg.
     

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