host hardware

Discussion created by bonissent on Feb 28, 2008
Latest reply on Mar 20, 2008 by HScottH
which computer should I buy?

I have a Radeon 3870 which currently does not fit in my desktop, therefore I want to buy a new machine. Hardware experts in my lab do not quite know what sort of chipset to choose to make sure that it will work. They are worried that either the system might take the video card for the display and I won't be able to use it with the SDK, or that the SDK would use it but I would lose the monitor. Later, my plan is to purchase a FireStream 9170 when it becomes available, then same question applies.

To summarize, the question is : what hardware is best suited as a host computer for gpu programming (only) with either the 3870 or 9170. If you let me know what the AMD developers use for their own work, that would be perfect (in terms of chipset, procesor etc).