I’m having some budget constraints at the moment and was trying to decide between a 550 TI and a 560 TI.
The 550 TIs are much cheaper, so I was leaning toward them, and both 550TI/560TI of those are on 2.1.
Is there that much of a performance impact between the two models for CUDA programming? I want to pick up a graphics card with 2GB to learn CUDA, and the information online about these specific topics are a little bit sparse.
The amount of memory needed (or desirable) depends on the problem. Even 1 gigabyte is plenty for learning CUDA (and several other tasks). I have a complex simulation software that runs well with just 512 megabytes.
EDIT: With the ever-growing memory sizes, it’s sometimes hard to tell kilo-, mega-, and gigabytes apart…