How is the 9600GT for $140 from newegg? nice thing is that the particular one is neither loud nor fat, which means that it will fit into a shuttle box computer.
More generally, I am not a gamer, so I have not kept up with nvidia generations. I find the nvidia naming schemes rather confusing. isn’t there a table of basic cost and performance numbers somewhere? I know there is algorithm dependence, but this applies to all CPUs.
ok, specifically: I would say simple blas benchmarks would be good enough for me.
I would also be interested in learning what kind of speedup I can expect relative to an Intel core CPU. I am trying to figure out whether it is worth buying a few of these cards (to use under linux). just ballpark figures would be great.