AMD GCN GPU Disabled Stream Processors Unlockable with Software

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. seaplane pilot

    seaplane pilot Maha Guru

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    Adapters detected: 2
    Card #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B0 - 1002:0B00
    DevID [67B0] Rev [00] (0), memory config: 0x500013A9 Elpida
    Hawaii-class chip with 11 compute units per Shader Engine
    SE1 hw/sw: F8000005 / 00000000 [...........]
    SE2 hw/sw: F8000005 / 00000000 [...........]
    SE3 hw/sw: F8000005 / 00000000 [...........]
    SE4 hw/sw: F8000005 / 00000000 [...........]
    44 of 44 CUs are active. HW locks: 0 (R/O) / SW locks: 0 (R/W).
    All CUs in this chip are already active.
    Card #2 PCI ID: 1002:67B0 - 1002:0B00
    DevID [67B0] Rev [00] (0), memory config: 0x500013A9 Elpida
    Hawaii-class chip with 11 compute units per Shader Engine
    SE1 hw/sw: F8000005 / 00000000 [...........]
    SE2 hw/sw: F8000005 / 00000000 [...........]
    SE3 hw/sw: F8000005 / 00000000 [...........]
    SE4 hw/sw: F8000005 / 00000000 [...........]
    44 of 44 CUs are active. HW locks: 0 (R/O) / SW locks: 0 (R/W).
    All CUs in this chip are already active.

    Damn everything unlocked, lol!
     
  2. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

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    they better be there lol^
    I have not unlocked anything since agp:nerd:
     
  3. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    Hmm interesting. This reminds me of the AGP days of graphics cards as Cowie as said. My Geforce 6800 was capable of unlocking anything.
     
  4. mcfart

    mcfart Master Guru

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    Checked on R9 285.


    4 were hardware locked.
     

  5. Hootmon

    Hootmon Maha Guru

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    Boo!

    Adapters detected: 1
    Card #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 1462:3081
    DevID [67B1] Rev [00] (0), memory config: 0x500036A9 Hynix
    Hawaii-class chip with 11 compute units per Shader Engine
    SE1 hw/sw: F8010005 / 00000000 [..........x]
    SE2 hw/sw: F8010005 / 00000000 [..........x]
    SE3 hw/sw: F8010005 / 00000000 [..........x]
    SE4 hw/sw: F8010005 / 00000000 [..........x]
    40 of 44 CUs are active. HW locks: 4 (R/O) / SW locks: 0 (R/W).
    Sorry, all 4 disabled CUs can't be unlocked by BIOS replacement.
     
  6. knowom

    knowom Member

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    Possibly something to do with TSMC and 20nm they were likely anticipating that to go over better, but in the end it ended up sucking badly thus didn't happen at all. That's the only semi logical explanation theory I concoct and fabricate really.

    Then again sales are sales and buzz is press people generally only buy up to a certain price threshold. It could just be formulated planning by AMD for them to simply go after for more quantity of lower and mid tier sales as opposed to a relatively few of higher end sales or losing a sale entirely to Nvidia.

    I mean if unlocking extra performance can sway people into buy their cards and they still profit on them that's ultimately better than not selling them at all and not making a profit or worse losing being stuck with to much inventory they need to mark down if production exceeds demand that isn't there.
     
  7. knowom

    knowom Member

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    I had that card too it was actually a big reason why I bought it in part it was pretty decent on it's own, but that was the icing on the cake.
     
  8. Tugrul_512bit

    Tugrul_512bit Member Guru

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    The 6th compute unit of r7-240 is disabled. Can it be unlocked somehow?
     
  9. Mannerheim

    Mannerheim Ancient Guru

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    I unlocked nvidia 6800nu to 16/6 pipes and gtx465 to 470 =)

    Good old days. 9800 was king of its time for long time as was 9500pro. It coud be unlocked to 9800 =)
     

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