GPU for CUDA programming

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week

BUDGET RANGE: Less than $100

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Programming CUDA, Software Development (running IDEs and C++ compilation), surfing the web, packet sniffing using Wireshark, watching youtube videos, watching movies, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations. See my other question.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Intel HD4000 and PSU CORSAIR 500W CMPSU-500CXV2 R

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive, INTEL CORE I7-3770K, ASROCK Z77 EXTREME4 Z77, PSU CORSAIR 500W CMPSU-500CXV2 R, 4Gx4 CORSAIR CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9, Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:None

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Chicago, USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I already have Core i7 3700 K which includes Intel HD 4000 graphics and since I do not play games, it is enough for me, but it doesn't support CUDA programming.


Thanks.
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  1. for under $100 bucks you are going to be hard pressed to find much but here is a card that has 384 shader cores (aka CUDA cores)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162113
  2. i think around 100$ is gts 450 on the under side, and gtx 550ti on the slightly above 100 side.
  3. if the budget is 150, you can find a gtx 560(possibly) above that, and 560SE(nerfed editions) for around 130$. Alternatively the 650 can be priced here maybe on its release(if it does release that is)
  4. drums101 said:
    for under $100 bucks you are going to be hard pressed to find much but here is a card that has 384 shader cores (aka CUDA cores)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162113

    OK, lets increase the budget to $150.
  5. gaming wise alot, on programs that use CUDA or gpgpu processing, a significant boost. for general home theatre, nothing much, video playback is pretty light on gpu.
  6. How is the performance of GTX 560 as compared to Intel HD 4000?
  7. Is a $150 Graphics card is too cheap for my system? Will it bottleneck the rest of my hardware? I mentioned that amount because, gaming isn't my thing and the sole purpose of buying a Graphics card was programming in CUDA.
  8. professional wise, the gpu decreases time to do something normally, there really isnt something too weak unless its heavy visual stuff that requires gpu rendering alot.
  9. dudewitbow said:
    professional wise, the gpu decreases time to do something normally, there really isnt something too weak unless its heavy visual stuff that requires gpu rendering alot.


    By "normally" did you mean without a GPU?
  10. decreasing time as in likeusing the gpu as a processor to speed something up. paying more just decreses the time it takes to do something non graphically(sorta like a pseudo CPU in a way)
  11. I think you will be fine with a gtx 560 you are not doing anything too crazy like 3d modeling or something like that.
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