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Could I use Convolutional Neural Network in Neural Network toolbox with GPU card of capabilty less than 3.0

Asked by Serghei Malkov on 12 May 2016
Latest activity Commented on by Chan Yao Jun on 30 Jul 2016
Image Category Classification Using Deep Learning example did not work with my Quadro 4000 card. It required GPU card with CUDA 3.0 or higher. Is it possible to adjust the code to use GPU card with lower capability?


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Answer by Ben Tordoff on 12 May 2016
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Hi Serghei, I'm afraid the answer is no. Neural Network Toolbox uses NVIDIA's cuDNN library for running Convolutional Neural Networks on the GPU and this library has always required a device with compute capability 3.0 or higher. As you have discovered, the Quadro 4000 is compute capability 2.0. Nearly all NVIDIA GPUs released since mid-2012 have compute capability 3.0 or higher.


Hi, I'm also facing the same problem, I want to use trained-convNets as a feature extractor. Is there any possibilty to use Matlab toolbox with an older GPUs? or even running it on CPU instead?
(There is no need for extensive computational power unless you train a network from scratch)
Hi, im facing the similar problem. The GPU in my laptop is GT540M and it has a compute capability of 2.1 only. Is there any other possible ways to run Convolutional Neural Networks in my laptop?

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