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Questions tagged [gpu]

Use for questions about the Broadcom VideoCore IV Graphics Processing Unit included in all Raspberry Pis.

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What is the optimum split of main versus GPU memory?

I read that it's possible to allocate either 128MB, 64MB or 32MB to the Raspberry Pi's video memory. Given that my primary use case for this machine is educational: I will be running lightweight ...
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Can I use the GPU for calculations?

Is it possible to use the GPU for calculations? (e.g. CUDA/OpenCL)
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Get CPU and GPU usage on Raspberry Pi

I am trying to figure out a good split for the CPU/GPU. Is there a way to monitor the CPU and GPU usage to see where I should make the split?
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VLC Hardware acceleration

I'm new to Raspberry Pi. I am trying to develop a media player that would use a library like libvlc to do the decoding. Now the problem is that I can't get the hardware acceleration going... I have ...
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Is there a GPU accelerated Xorg server?

At present all of the official builds of the X Window System run on the CPU, which takes up a lot of processing power and runs X rather slowly. I know there's no official GPU accelerated version of ...
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Running 1080p video from within XOrg smoothly

The 1080p examples that work outside of X.Org run very smoothly on my Pi, but within X.Org they don't run very smoothly at all at the moment. Given that X.Org is currently not GPU-accelerated, this ...
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What speed can I expect from the hardware-H264-encoding?

I stumbled over the Wikipedia-article that the Broadcom GPU has hardware support for encoding H.264/AVC, not only de-coding. I also found an article where someone gave an example using ffmpeg to ...
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Connect a GPU into Raspberry pi

I want to connect a GPU GT640 to a Raspberry pi model B. I know there is not a direct connection and the tranfer data are very differents but. Is there any chance to connect this devices in order to ...
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Is it possible to mine Bitcoins?

Obviously, the RPi can be used to mine Bitcoins on the CPU, but this would be very slow. Is it possible to use the GPU to mine Bitcoins?
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What's the smallest amount of memory that can be allocated to GPU?

According to http://elinux.org/RPiconfig#Memory , the minimum that can be specified in /boot/config.txt is 16MB. Is there a way to shut off video completely and allocate nothing? I'm asking about ...
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Raspberry pi 2 1024M Increase Gpu Memory to 512 at least

I have a Raspberry B and a Raspberry 2. In the B model, I set the config file to gpu_mem_512=256 in order to get more memory for the graphics. It works fine. If I type the command vcgencmd get_mem ...
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Voice recognition

I was thinking about creating a kind of Jarvis computer (Iron man). Only then a (little) bit more minimalistic. What I want to built is more of a question/answer type of application (something like ...
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How can I change the RAM split?

By default, the Pi is set to a 192MiB:64MiB RAM:VRAM split. As I will not be using the Pi for graphical purposes, I would like to change the split to allocate more normal RAM to ease swap usage.
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How to: build a graphics cluster

Currently, I am waiting for my second RPi to arrive and then I will begin my fun building a RPi cluster. Also, later I want to extend it more and more. =) I am building it at home, home-experiment, ...
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WebGL does not work properly on Raspberry Pi Chromium Browser

I have a problem with WebGL on Raspberry Pi 3's Chromium browser. I did the settings required but nothing happened. Here is my information Device : Raspberry Pi 3 OS : Linux raspberrypi 4.9.80-v7+ #...
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Can we now use the DSI cnnector?

Now that the GPU source has been made open source, will we be able to use the DSI connector to power display panels?
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eglGetDisplay() fails on RaspBerry 3

When called on a PI3, eglGetDisplay(EGM_DEFAULT_DISPLAY) stops the program (tried with some test programs like hello_triangle2) and displays this message: * failed to add service - already in use ? ...
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Is it possible to do GPU-accelerated tasks on a raspberry pi?

I have been looking into doing some cluster computing on several raspberry pis. Is it possible to use any kind of GPU acceleration on a pi?