AMD RX 5700 Graphics Cards Not Recommended for Alien Search

Project SETI @ home has been around for more than a decade. It involves the use of free capacities of processors and video cards for the analysis of signals received in the framework of SETI. For this, special software is used that processes data from radio telescopes on thousands of computers around the world.

However how it turned outmodern graphics cards AMD rulers Rx 5700 They are not advised to use in the project, because they give incorrect results due to problems with OpenCL calculations. The problem is that sometimes the RX 5700 GPUs cross-check their results and may produce incorrect output.

AMD is aware of the problem, but has not yet commented on this information and does not name the timeline for the release of the fix. For their part, the participants of SETI @ home on Reddit offer to temporarily ban the use of RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 cards.

Note that current AMD graphics cards are built on the RDNA architecture, unlike older models that were based on GCN.