3

I have a 8GB ram GPU - can I save the DAG twice and produce double hashrate? If yes - how can I program it?

0

No; having two copies of the DAG on the same GPU will not double your hash rate. If your GPU is computationally constrained, that means the bottleneck is its ability to do calculations; an overclocking of the graphics processor would increase speed. If your GPU is memory constrained, this means there isn't enough memory on the GPU; making extra copies would only exacerbate the problem. If your GPU is bandwidth constrained, that means it can't get data from VRAM to the graphics processor quickly enough (or to your computer); two copies of the data will not help data transfer any more quickly.

To use an analogy, imagine the data that comprises the DAG as being people all trying to get through a lineup at a grocery store. Slow GPU means the cashiers take a long time to process each person; the solution is to either add more cashiers (GPU cores) or speed up the cashiers (faster GPU clock speed). Memory limited means the customers don't even fit inside the store. Making two copies of the data won't help you (they'll just overflow even more). Bandwidth constrained GPU means the cashiers can handle customers faster than they can push their grocery carts; adding more customers will not help things go any more quickly.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.