Jon wrote:As the title asks, can I have the nvidia GPU client running AND a CPU client running at the same time? Are there any performance downsides to doing this? A cursory glance at Task Manager reveals that the fahcore.exe process (for the GPU client) is only using about 10% of the CPU resources. Seems an awful waste to let my dual cores go idle while the GPU is burdened.
CampinCarl wrote:Interesting that yours only pegs it at 10%, mine seems to peg one of my cores at 100%. What are you running for a setup?
sluggo wrote:I have six XP clients running right now - four GPU and two SMP - spread across five platforms. I originally had an additional CPU client running on one of the GPU platforms but killed it after checking the numbers. It turned out that running a single core client on a E2200 knocked about 1400ppd off of the GPU client (8800GT) that was running on that machine (from 5100ppd down to 3700ppd). Even though there was one core of the E2200 completely free to support the GPU, the GPU client was bogging down. Maybe the lowly cache on the E2x processors has something to do with it. /shrug