GTX 960 or GTX 1050
#1
Hello. I will buy a new Card. In my country the GTX 960 and the GTX 1050 have the same price (maybe because the 960 is like a 1050ti in games?).. 
Anyway.. the 960 have 1024 Cuda Cores and the 1050 have 640 Cuda Cores, but I read that the Compute Capability for the 960 is 5.2 and for the 1050 is 6.1. So, Which card is best for hashcat???
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#2
They are slow. Instead of 1050 can you get 1060, or better 1070, or better 1080 ?
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#3
I don't think the 960 was very good at compute. Where the 900 series really took off was the 970 and higher. If you only had to choose between those two, I would go for the 1050.

I know there are benchmarks for the 1050 floating around; I put one of them up for another member. Not sure about a 960 benchmark, you would have to search pretty far back for those.
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#4
(03-09-2018, 01:44 PM)tacohashcat Wrote: I don't think the 960 was very good at compute. Where the 900 series really took off was the 970 and higher. If you only had to choose between those two, I would go for the 1050.

That's BS. Cards from one series are equally good or bad at computing. The 960 does fine in its hardware limits.

@pedroarg: You also have to consider the higher clockrates of the 1050. It still will be slower than a 960. The difference between 5.2 and 6.1 is not relevant.

A 1050 does ~5K in MD5, a 960 will do >6K.

The 1050 benchmark is here. You can find an old benchmark of the 960 here, although that's with an ancient version of hashcat (1.x) and would be even faster with the new one (4.1).
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#5
Thank you all. I think I will go for the 960. Is from a previous series than 1050 but have best numbers in games and also like @Flomac said, also in hashcat.
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