[Windows] Hardware Acceleration

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For recovery of passwords for Apple devices (iPhone, iPod and iPad), BlackBerry backups created with new versions of Blackberry Desktop Software (6.0 for Windows or 2.0 for OS X), and 1Password backups, EPB provides hardware acceleration (i.e., runs much faster) on most modern NVIDIA and AMD video cards, and on Tableau TACC1441 hardware accelerators.


For Apple devices running iOS 10 and higher, password recovery speed is increased only on CPU.


Hardware acceleration is available only when running EPB on Windows OS.


NOTE: Only NVIDIA cards with Compute Capability from 2.0 to 7.0 are supported. To find out the Compute Capability of your card, please see https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus

You can use the following NVIDIA GeForce cards:

Desktop products:

GeForce GTX 400-, 500-, 600-, 700-, 900-, 1080-, TITAN, TITAN Black, TITAN Z, and TITAN X

GeForce GT 400-, 500-, 600-, 700-

Notebook products:

GeForce GTX 400-, 500-, 600-, 700-, 800-, and 900-

GeForce GT 400-, 500-, 600-, 700-

GeForce 400-, 700-, and 800-

Quadro and Tesla cards are supported as well, please check https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus to see if your card is supported.

Full list of supported devices can be found here, the list of older products and their GPUs can be found here. If you have multiple cards, you need to disable SLI (either in the driver or by physically disconnecting the cards).


EPB also supports ATI Stream(tm) Technology, in particular Radeon R9 Series, Radeon R7 Series, Radeon 7000 Series, Radeon 6000 Series and Radeon 5000 Series.


Alternatively, you can use Tableau TACC1441 accelerators.


Whether you have an NVIDIA or AMD card to use with EPB, you should also have the latest drivers installed (supported operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10; 32-bit and 64-bit).


The maximum supported number of GPU devices is 8 (4x PCI-Express slots on motherboard, each with double-GPU device such as NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 or AMD Radeon HD 7990).



NOTE: CUDA hardware acceleration isn't available when accessing EPB via remote desktop (RDP connection).

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