can anyone recommend a graphics card for ATI Stream computing for a beginner?
I would like to develop and port some scientific applications to use the parallel computing power of a GPU.
My first inclination is toward something like an HD 4850 since it provides maximum processors (800) for minimum money (from EUR80). But perhaps I am overlooking some important issues here like maybe IEEE double precision support or other things.
To start with I am interested in simulation software, monte carlo, binomial trees, fluid dynamics, but have many other areas of interest.