I am just getting started (very slowly) on CUDA. I have been doing all my programs on an emulator till now. I was planning to buy a graphics card but my computer wont support any of the high end graphics cards. The most it can support will be a GEForce 9400 GT. Anything more I would have to buy a new computer. (Its an office computer and I dont think they will let me change the power supply… Warranty issues)
So my question is, How tough would be to develop my code on a low end GPU and if and when it works out successfully, I can think about converting the code to make it work on higher end cards (Say a GTX 280). I guess it will probably depend on the specific problem that I would be working on. But is there something like a general case..? If it will be a major task converting the code, I would probably wait and get a better computer and a better graphics card later and continue my work on an emulator for now. If it wont be a too big problem then I can get this one now. I am confused about this. I would appreciate any advice you guys can give me..