Hi. I’m a graduate student in Electrical Engineering, specifically Computer Engineering, and I’m interested in getting started with CUDA. I’ve taken some Computer Vision classes and used openCV in some projects and will probably be using CUDA for some of those applications. I have a couple hundred dollars in my budget to get a GeForce card. My machine has a 400W power supply which lead me to the GTX 550i or GTS 450.
When trying to narrow down the cards should I look for more cores or more memory? Any recommendations on hardware?