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Which graphics card is needed for CS3 to run on a new laptop?

Aug 4, 2012 1:33 PM

Tags: #illustrator #photoshop #cs3 #graphics #card

Hi - I'm shopping for a new laptop and would like to install my CS3 software onto it. At the moment I've decided on a customized HP 8570P with these specifications:


1600x900 display

700 GB disk drive

2 main memory slots with one 8 MB SIMM for now with the option to increase to 16MB in the future.


My question is: should I go with the Intel HD Graphics 4000 card or the AMD Radeon HD 7570M? I plan to upgrade to CS6 in about 6 months but would really like to get CS3 up and running on the new laptop before then. The programs I use most are illustrator and photoshop. Thanks in advance for your help

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    Aug 4, 2012 1:43 PM   in reply to KumuRay3

    Of those 2, go with the Radeon.

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    Aug 4, 2012 2:45 PM   in reply to KumuRay3

    I agree with Chris.


    While Intel makes good chips, their video driver support has been historically weak. Now, with greater concentration on the graphics chips, things might improve. However, until there are many reports of such support, I would stay away from embedded Intel graphics chips personally.


    ATI/AMD and nVidia do a very good job, with new drivers almost every month for current OS's and cards.


    Good luck,



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