Okay...my head is swimming with all this information on trying to pick all this stuff out and I'm sure I am driving you all crazy with my questions...especially the ones that repeat themselves.
Not sure how much flexibility I have with cards, but can anyone help put these in order from the best to worst? I have narrowed down the list of cards that are most frequently talked about in a bunch of forums (with the exception of the Radeon, I didn't see that anywhere) and here is the breakdown...
Nvidia Quadro 2000 http://www.nvidia.com/object/product...o-2000-us.html
Benchmark 1,123 Price $399 DirectX 11 OpenGL 4.3 193 Cuda Cores
AMD FirePRO V5900 http://www.amd.com/us/products/works...s/v5900.aspx#4
Benchmark 1,765 Price $430 DirectX 11 OpenGL 4.1 Nothing about Cuda Cores
AMD Radeon HD 7870 http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...on-7870.aspx#3
Benchmark 3,385 Price $250 DirectX 11.1 OpenGL 4.2 Nothing about Cuda Cores
GeForce GTX 570 http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desk...specifications
Benchmark 3,620 Price $250 DirectX 11 OpenGL 4.2 480 Cuda Cores