Originally Posted by soraxd;11744332
hello, im trying to build a computer for the use of matlab. matlab is an algorithmic code processing software and signal modeling, its a bit hard to explain but thats that jist of whats matlab is used for. i wont be playing any games, or any other graphic intensive works on it, it will be strictly for work. so i believe my entire build should focus on processing, and ram. my budget is 700 dollars and no more, what kind of build should i be looking at to stay within this budget? its a work computer so nothing needs to be fancy, just efficient. thanks everyone
Well, MATLAB had a CUDA patch a while back and nVidia said that they will support MATLAB even more in the nearby future. My bet is on a system with a Phenom II X6 or wait for Sandy Bridge (X58 would be best but I doubt it'll fit in that specific budget). Also get an nVidia card like a GTX 460 768MB or GTS 450 for the time CUDA gets more support.
Honestly, I do all of my MATLAB and Pspice/Orcad work on an Intel SU7300 1.3GHz Processor and 4GB of DDR3 memory. I also have a G105M in the CULV notebook, but I didn't try to get the CUDA patch working.
At the university we have Gulftown Xeon X5680 12GB DDR3 machines with Quadro FX5800 GPUs and I only notice the difference (at this point of my study) when we have to simulate complex circuits and let the PC execute a lot of differential iterations.