As the subject already states Im looking to put together a new computer, so
I need to find a video card that is well supported in ubuntu 8.10 with Cuda drivers(perferably cuda 2.1).
I dont want to spend over 200$.
I was looking at a ZOTAC ZT-98GES3P-FSR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB
Anyone have any good suggestions?
9800 GT is a nice, inexpensive card if you are starting out with CUDA. Being single slot, it’s a lot easier to install than the GTX 2xx series cards. I do a lot of work with the 8800 GT, which is a very similar card.
And to echo was has already been said: Be sure to use a Linux distribution that is supported by CUDA. Ubuntu 8.10 is not. (CUDA releases come out every 9 +/- 3 months or so. This means they are usually one Ubuntu release behind in support.)
Thanks for all the info
What about Ubuntu 8.04? would i have better luck there?
Also in my laptop I have a FX 570m, looking under the supported cards it is mentioned as supported
but I had trouble with it in both 8.10 and 8.04, is there a specific driver version I should be looking for?
Have you downloaded the NVIDIA/CUDA driver, toolkit and sdk from this website? I have no idea what driver Ubuntu uses by default for NVIDIA cards, but downloading and installing those 3 things might be a start if you haven’t already