I am a physics student working on some modeling and simulation tasks. As I am on a budget, I was thinking the 8800GTS with 640MB would be reasonable (newEgg has an EVGA for $360 after rebate). The 320MB is $300. I have never been disappointed with additional memory, so I thought that doubling the memory for $60 would be a good thing. Correct? I think my PC may be happier with a few less watts being drained so the GTS seemed a better choice than the GTX.
Does anyone know what the new Quadro FX 5600 can do with CUDA? The release notes only state the 8 Series work , but the press release on the 5600 state CUDA capable.