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In Australia i can get my hands on:

R9 290x $250
R9 290   $200

I checked out the hashing specs, would you still go for the 290x at this price? Also i just read about "reference design" do i need to look up the model numbers and see what type of design they are?, slightly confused on this.

Edit: OK, i'm good on the "reference design" Smile

ahh, i got the R9 290X reference design for $230 so went with that.

Next is buying a CPU ... Smile

Would an AMD FX 8350 8 core cpu be suitable?
Note that 290x is no longer supported with latest AMD linux drivers. You need to manually install old drivers to use hashcat.
argh, OK thanks for the info. Do you happen to know if ubuntu distro 16.04 ok? or just use 14.04..

I found this: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles...Notes.aspx

@atom any driver links you can post? that way i can start reading about the best way to go, this ubuntu is to be solely setup for using hashcat only.
the latest amdgpu beta driver works and support the 290x, but some hash-modes can't be used and it's generally slower than 15.12. The 15.12 is the best driver you can get for the 290x, but you can't use it with ubuntu 16.04. ubuntu 15.12 or lower should work.
ok, got it. Thanks a bunch.
for 200$ u have an RX480...
(08-29-2016, 11:58 AM)Hopelessone Wrote: [ -> ]ok, got it. Thanks a bunch.

From AMD Ubuntu 14.04 FGLRX

I got the:


AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.12 Proprietary Ubuntu 14.04 x86_64 Video Driver for Graphics Accelerators

and all the drivers on that page. Will see how that works.
@bubblehash, @atom is that the best link to grab 15.12 for 14.04?
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