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...well, trying out this card, but in 10.8.2 and in windows8 the card (pci-e x16) appears to be running at x1
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any ideas why? or if it is in fact running at x16, my WEI scores in win8 went way up, and openglviewer on the mac side scores more than doubled...here's a shot from cuda=z performance tab as well
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this is only cosmetic problem:

the card (pci-e x16) appears to be running at x1


performance see this:

AppleGraphicsPowerManagement (AGPM) for nVidia


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...hmm, on windows8 now, still shows only pci-e x16 @ x1 ...can it be just cosmetic if both operating systems show the same x1 lane width? With the GT 520 installed, gpu-z shows x16 @ x16 but with GT 430 only x1 in windows8 but any benchmarks i've tried on the windows side show 3 times the scores i receive in osx 10.8.2...what gives? :wallbash:
edit: back on 10.8.2 ...openglextensionviewer now matches my scores from windows 8 very odd
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Possible lane sharing with another expansion card? Do you have any other PCI-E cards plugged in?

There should be a diagram in your motherboard manual that shows which slots share available lanes.

It could also be due to some kind of energy saving feature of your motherboard? Try GPU-Z on Windows, I don't remember exactly but I believe it has some button you click that makes the card go from x1 to x16 or something?

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hey Gringo...i've tried gpu-z... cpu-z is the one with the little renderer window...but it doesn't change the lane width for me...Would the GT 430(128bit) really be 3 times faster than the GT 520(64bits) when running only x1 instead of x16?...i'm using a lenovo thinkcentre m57 SFF... it only has one pci-e x16 slot ...and one pci slot(when the pci-e slot is occupied, the onboard graphics are disabled)

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Yeah iFIRE is probably correct in saying that it's just cosmetic.

I'm sure it is GPU-Z, CPU-Z does not have anything for video cards..? never mind.

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I stand corrected..it IS GPU-Z with the renderer...CPU-Z shows the pci-e lane width on the motherboard tab

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sooo... here's my results from OpenCL_OceanWave
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...this is almost double my score(from results using GT520) Would this be possible from a GT430 running at pci-e x1 speed?

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I don't know how to do the maths. Your result is on par with the existing GT 430 score on mitch_de's OceanWave post.

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You could also compare Bandwidth speed values : Host(=CPU/Bus)> device(=GPU) and Device > Host is usefull for PCIe Speed, device>device is VRAM speed
PS: My 9600 GT is shown in Systemprofiler as x16 Lane card. So i don't think the x1 Lane is only cosmetic!
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Here my old 9600 GT oclBandwidthTest values:

oclBandwidthTest] starting...
/Developer/GPU Computing/OpenCL/bin/darwin/release/oclBandwidthTest Starting...
Running on...
GeForce 9600 GT
Quick Mode
Host to Device Bandwidth, 1 Device(s), Paged memory, direct access
Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
33554432 2380.2
Device to Host Bandwidth, 1 Device(s), Paged memory, direct access
Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
33554432 1763.1
Device to Device Bandwidth, 1 Device(s)
Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
33554432 26650.5
[oclBandwidthTest] test results...
PASSED
> exiting in 3 seconds: 3...2...1...done!


And bandwidthTest_CUDA ( CUDA code based bandwidth tests)

/Users/andreasm/Desktop/bandwidthTest_CUDA ; exit;
[bandwidthTest_CUDA] starting...
/Users/andreasm/Desktop/bandwidthTest_CUDA Starting...
Running on...
Device 0: GeForce 9600 GT
Quick Mode
Host to Device Bandwidth, 1 Device(s), Paged memory
   Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
   33554432   1986.6
Device to Host Bandwidth, 1 Device(s), Paged memory
   Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
   33554432   1479.6
Device to Device Bandwidth, 1 Device(s)
   Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
   33554432   35298.9
[bandwidthTest_CUDA] test results...
PASSED   > exiting in 3 seconds: 3...2...1...done!

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yeah...i'm stumped, i mentioned in your opencl_oceanwave topic that when i downgrade drivers(back to stock 10.8.2) i get way better results in the bandwidth test, but my device to device score went down...and the drivers needed tweaking some as i was getting screen artifacts and lag... i'll keep the retail nvidia drivers for now(i guess) both drivers still show me at x1 :moil:

"rolled back my drivers... new results

/Users/leslie/Downloads/oclBandwidthTest Starting...

Running on...

GeForce GT 430

Quick Mode

Host to Device Bandwidth, 1 Device(s), Paged memory, direct access
Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
33554432 10129.9

Device to Host Bandwidth, 1 Device(s), Paged memory, direct access
Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
33554432 31610.5

Device to Device Bandwidth, 1 Device(s)
Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
33554432 6642.8

[oclBandwidthTest] test results...
PASSED

> exiting in 3 seconds: 3...2...1...done! "

and with nvidia drivers...
Running on...

GeForce GT 430

Quick Mode

Host to Device Bandwidth, 1 Device(s), Paged memory, direct access
Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
33554432 162.4

Device to Host Bandwidth, 1 Device(s), Paged memory, direct access
Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
33554432 203.1

Device to Device Bandwidth, 1 Device(s)
Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
33554432 11875.8

[oclBandwidthTest] test results...
PASSED

> exiting in 3 seconds: 3...2...1...done!

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Yep, seems you have some driver troubles - which may confuse those test also.
Do you mean you have non Apple (Nvidia OSX retail ) drivers installed?
I had in the past troubles with them - since 10.8.1 i only use Apple drivers.
If you have Nvidia retail drivers installed or some patched (OpenCL patch,...) drivers i would try to install fitting Apple OS X combo update to be sure all
non Apple Nvidia drivers (and patches) will get overwritten.

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Leslies-Mac-Pro:~ leslie$ /Users/leslie/Downloads/bandwidthTest_CUDA ; exit;
dyld: Library not loaded: @rpath/libcudart.dylib
Referenced from: /Users/leslie/Downloads/bandwidthTest_CUDA
Reason: image not found
Trace/BPT trap: 5
logout
...also this from the other Cuda test....

an aside...my cuda performance scores from cuda-z match exactly the scores from opencl bandwidth test....normal?

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CUDA-Z and OpenCLbandwidth values normally vary light. But if you meaned that if both are very low it means something is wrong.

dyld: Library not loaded: @rpath/libcudart.dylib


Referenced from: /Users/leslie/Downloads/bandwidthTest_CUDA



This required lib ( for my CUDA bandwidh test) normally got installed by CUDA install. Located :

/usr/local/cuda/lib/libcudart.dylib
I attacht it for you, put it beside (same folder) of

bandwidthTest_CUDA and run again.

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...hey mitch, i put the dylib file in a folder with your test file...
still getting error

Leslies-Mac-Pro:~ leslie$ /Users/leslie/Downloads/untitled\ folder/bandwidthTest_CUDA ; exit;
dyld: Library not loaded: @rpath/libcudart.dylib
Referenced from: /Users/leslie/Downloads/untitled folder/bandwidthTest_CUDA
Reason: image not found
Trace/BPT trap: 5
logout

[Process completed]

...also in my /usr/local/cuda/lib/ the file is named libcuda.dylib not "libcudart.dylib" that your test refers to...
...and thanks for your interest and help :smoke:


....removed card...bad, bad card...back on the GT 520 your test results

/Users/leslie/Downloads/oclBandwidthTest Starting...

Running on...

GeForce GT 520

Quick Mode

Host to Device Bandwidth, 1 Device(s), Paged memory, direct access
Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
33554432 2413.5

Device to Host Bandwidth, 1 Device(s), Paged memory, direct access
Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
33554432 1875.6

Device to Device Bandwidth, 1 Device(s)
Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
33554432 6322.5

[oclBandwidthTest] test results...
PASSED

> exiting in 3 seconds: 3...2...1...done!

logout

[Process completed]

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:worried_anim: ...well.i decided one more attempt...after measuring my card and enclosure for clearances, i found the card's heatsink/fan block was touching on a neighbouring resistor cap(preventing full card contact)...i removed the heatsink block and adjusted it up as far as i could(of couse reapplied thermal paste)...re-inserted into pci-e x16 slot and :angel_not: am now reporting x16 link width...

Attached File  PCI-Ex16 @ x16.png   97.7KB   15 downloads

...all seems well, continueing to test...thanks to you few who responded :smoke:
...and from Mitch's other test
Last login: Sun Feb 10 21:25:37 on console
Leslies-Mac-Pro:~ leslie$ /Users/leslie/Downloads/oclBandwidthTest ; exit;
[oclBandwidthTest] starting...

/Users/leslie/Downloads/oclBandwidthTest Starting...

Running on...

GeForce GT 430

Quick Mode

Host to Device Bandwidth, 1 Device(s), Paged memory, direct access
Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
33554432 2421.5

Device to Host Bandwidth, 1 Device(s), Paged memory, direct access
Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
33554432 1831.8

Device to Device Bandwidth, 1 Device(s)
Transfer Size (Bytes) Bandwidth(MB/s)
33554432 18300.2

[oclBandwidthTest] test results...
PASSED

> exiting in 3 seconds: 3...2...1...done!

logout


[Process completed]
device to device now appears nominal(for this card at least)
...this topic could be marked as solved...and left as a reminder, :wink2: or deleted.

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YES that values(hsot>dev , dev>host) >> 1 Gb/sec i wanted to see with x16lane!
You see: x1 Lane entry (and low 150 MB/sec!) in Systemprofiler WASN´T only cosmetic - there was a real problem.





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