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Cryptocurrency GPUs for ML?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi!,

I heard that you can buy old cryptocurrency mining GPUs that don't have a video output making them cheap. I am not interested in gaming on them, purly the computational power. I would like to get them cheaper than I could with a normal GPU. I can't seem to figure out which cards these are. Would they be suitible for machine learning? If you know anything, thank you in advance.

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2 minutes ago, AbnormalMatrix said:

Hi!,

I heard that you can buy old cryptocurrency mining GPUs that don't have a video output making them cheap. I am not interested in gaming on them, purly the computational power. I would like to get them cheaper than I could with a normal GPU. I can't seem to figure out which cards these are. Would they be suitible for machine learning? If you know anything, thank you in advance.

Thanks!

The RX 580 has a couple of variants with display-less, but why do you need these? A single high end GPU would be more effective and doesn't require you to buy an abnormally large PSU.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

Thanks for the reply,

The main reason is I want to save money on it. I really need anything with CUDA that is cheap. The RX 580 is AMD so it does not have CUDA right?

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7 minutes ago, AbnormalMatrix said:

I heard that you can buy old cryptocurrency mining GPUs that don't have a video output making them cheap. I am not interested in gaming on them, purly the computational power. I would like to get them cheaper than I could with a normal GPU. I can't seem to figure out which cards these are. Would they be suitible for machine learning? If you know anything, thank you in advance.

You should probably be able to use them for machine learning, considering they can be used for mining and also F@H:

Not sure how it works with video output though.

3 minutes ago, AbnormalMatrix said:

The main reason is I want to save money on it. I really need anything with CUDA that is cheap. The RX 580 is AMD so it does not have CUDA right?

AMD videocard do not have CUDA cores, they have Stream Processor and use OpenCL computing.


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9 minutes ago, AbnormalMatrix said:

I really need anything with CUDA that is cheap.

What you want is a p106-100.

 

And yes, you can use them for ML. https://www.videogames.ai/2019/01/18/P106-100-GPU-Machine-Learning.html


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