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Need advice to select NVIDIA graphic card for CUDA gpu programming

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January 20, 2014 12:57:31 PM

Hi,

I built my own computer and I would like to replace my graphic card with an NVIDIA graphic card to do CUDA gpu programming. I would appreciate if anyone can recommend a decent NVIDIA graphic card. The spec. of my computer is as follows. Thanks.


RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blu 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit

Graphic card: HIS Radeon HD 6790 1 GB GDDR5 Eyefinity DisplayPort DVI (HDCP) HDMI PCIe X16 2.1 Video Card (H679F1GD)

HD: Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Processor 3.3GHz 6 MB Cache Socket

PS: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms

Motherboard: Gigabyte Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboard
January 20, 2014 12:59:18 PM

How's your budget?
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January 20, 2014 1:00:31 PM

Kai Dowin said:
How's your budget?


What he said. All of the Nvidia GPU models are good, simply depends on your budget.
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January 20, 2014 1:06:40 PM

RCguitarist said:
Kai Dowin said:
How's your budget?


What he said. All of the Nvidia GPU models are good, simply depends on your budget.


My bad. I am thinking of $200 in maximum and $150 as a decent price.
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January 20, 2014 1:11:20 PM

For that price the best you can get is a GTX 660. With nearly US$220 you can get a GTX 760 which can prove itself quite faster than the GPU you currently own (assuming that you still game with your machine).
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January 20, 2014 2:16:31 PM

just to add another opinion, it's worth it, the 700 series is mostly just 600 series rehashes sure, but due to price drops you get a ton of power for your buck, the 760 is just the 670 with slight tweaks and extra support for various applications, but only for 230 ish bucks while the 670's used to be in the 300 range back in the day
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March 27, 2014 10:29:20 PM

I'm fairly experienced with CUDA & GPGPU. In my view, even the lower-priced cards offer the opportunity for getting your feet wet, if they're particularly cheap. Older Quadros (ie 400/1700) or GTX x50 (ie. 650) card can be had for ~100 USD as of 3/14. Each offers different advantages - ones you'll probably need a bit of experience to appreciate. Later, you can make a more seriousinvestment, for whatever type of HPC work you're looking to do. I wouldn't recommend making a big investment right off the bat - especially when performance will ontinue increase, and prices will drop, as your understanding and skills increase.
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