1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 5, 2010 4:35 PM by himanshu.gautam

    HD5970 MultiGPU drop in performance issues

      What could be done to mitigate it?


      As it was discussed in other threads, it's possible to enable the second GPU in a HD5970 board, but when we do so, we find that there is a performance drop; instead of a value near the theoretical 2x in kernel execution, we have a value around 1.4 times improvement, so my question is: Is something that we can do to mitigate it? I.e. It should be better to do a memory tranfer + kernel invocation for each GPU in order; or it could be better to do the memory transfers for each GPU, wait to them to finish, and then start calling the kernels? Does it make a difference? thanks a lot for any insight about this.

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