Graphics Card Recommendation

Discussion created by david_ffm on Aug 26, 2009
Latest reply on Aug 26, 2009 by MicahVillmow

Hi everyone,

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.


Many thanks,