The rating of AMD/NVIDIA video cards for password recovery has been updated
We have updated the productivity rating of video cards for password recovery in Passcovery's programs. New products from NVIDIA and AMD were introduced into the rating: the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/1080 and AMD Radeon RX 480 video cards.
And a few words about the new GPU added into the rating…
About the new NVIDIA products
The new GeForce GTX 1070/1080 video cards from NVIDIA turned out to be good, and the Pascal architecture remarkable. And here is why…
In essence, it is the good old Maxwell architecture, but with a new name. That is,
the Maxwell architecture, sorry, Pascal, demonstrates remarkable speed, has a good ratio of
productivity per dollar invested, and is distinguished by excellent power efficiency.
NVIDIA, with its pseudo-new architecture, executed overall a harmless marketing trick. AMD, in its best traditions, went further and played a dirty trick on developers…
About the new AMD products
Theoretically, the new Radeon RX 480 video cards, constructed on the updated GCN architecture, are simply remarkable — low price and off-the-charts speeds of password breaking. But…
But to support the entire line of video cards suitable for breaking passwords, including GPUs with the architecture from previous generations, developers need to study the new tricks. Optimization of the source code under a GPU from AMD was a nontrivial task earlier, but now the situation has worsened: for compilation under Radeon RX 4XX cards (and other GCN cards) one set of drivers and the presence of a GPU in a system is necessary, and for compilation under a GPU “before the GCN era”, another set is necessary. And then it is necessary to reduce the result to one product.
The AMD company has done it again – it created an interesting product and complicated its support for developers. And we in Passcovery, have again, despite AMD obstacles, learned to squeeze out the maximum capabilities of their video cards.
The official release of password breakers with Radeon RX 4XX support will be soon.