CUDA capable graphic card for old PC setup

Hello to everyone,

I am new to this forum, and I need a little bit of help.

I have an old PC setup from 2009 which I haven’t been using for 5 years. Now I want to learn GPU programming using CUDA platform, so I was thinking of bringing this setup into life by adding CUDA capable graphic card. I would use this setup only for understanding of GPU programming, so it won’t be used for some extensive computation., just for learning purpose.

The setup:
CPU: Intel Q8200 2.33 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS P5KPL SE
Current graphic card: Gigabyte Radeon 4870 HD GDDR5 1 GB

Could you suggest me some Nvidia graphic card with CUDA capability which would fit this CPU and Motherboard setup? I don’t want to invest too much money in upgrading 10 years old PC.
Would Nvidia GTX 560 Ti do the job?

Thank you very much.

The Geforce GTX 560 Ti was based on the Fermi architecture, which hasn’t been supported by CUDA for a while. The minimum compute capability supported by current CUDA versions (10.x) is 3.x, that is, Kepler architecture.

If you look for second-hand GPUs, you should be able to find cheap Kepler-based or younger models. I agree you wouldn’t want to invest much in a ten year old PC.