Accuracy of estimated Throughput in KernelAnalyzer

Discussion created by corry on Sep 20, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 10, 2011 by corry

I suppose I'll likely find out soon, but was just curious to get some initial idea, how accurate is that number.  If it says I will get 1B threads/sec, can I expect that number?  1/2?  1/4?  I don't trust the number on some architectures since on the older ones, it says I'd use 2 GP registers, and see 3-4x performance vs a cayman.  I kind-of find that hard to believe.  I am targetting more modern GPU's, and perhaps using instructions not present on them, do they just get "optmized out" on the older architectures showing me huge performace numbers?