Well, it's probably a different story for CUDA programs. Here's the setup I'm going to use for testing CUDA programs extensively.
- Asus P8Z99-V Premium
- Supports dual 16x PCI-E. Most other boards support only single 16x.
- Built-in 32GB SSD storage.
- At the time of writing, the system is not fully functional when the 2nd GTX 690 is installed. The BIOS probably needs update to fix the problems.
- Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz/8MB (3.9GHz at Turbo mode)
- Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 32GB
- Asus GTX 690 4GB x 2
- Kingston HyperX SSD 3K SATA3 240GB
- Western Digital Black SATA3 2TB
- Corsair AX1200 1200W
- Antec Kuhler 920 (Liquid cooling)
- The CPU is extremely hot 80+ C with stock fan at full load. Liquid cooling is highly recommended.
- Unfortunately, the fan control software is rather limited. It controls the fan based on the liquid temperature which is very different from the CPU temperature. As a result, the fan does not automatically ramp up on high CPU temperature as the liquid temperature may be much lower.
|Asus GTX 690 in a box
|GTX 690 is much longer than old GTX 285. Prepare a long casing for the card.
|Full system with dual GTX 690
|A closer look at the LED illuminating GTX