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Old May 7, 2012, 11:36 AM
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You don't need the fastest card (GTX680) for CUDA acceleration, a GTX560 Ti 448 (or a GTX570) for example will be quite sufficient. I personally would go for the 7970 for the raw computing performance which seems to be significantly greater than the GTX680. OpenCL seems like it'll be supported in a number of applications released in the future that are currently using CUDA. A GTX560 Ti/GTX570 as a secondary card for specific CUDA applications.

Here's a nice site btw for CUDA acceleration performance:

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You can see the GTX570 is barely slower than the GTX680.

Heck, even a GTX550Ti/GTX560 non-Ti is sufficient. Could've grabbed a vanilla GTX560 for $140 last week.
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