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Best Graphics Card for Photo Editing

Aug 6, 2012 2:01 PM

Hello All,


I am a professional photographer. I currently use Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 4.1. I am in the process of having a new computer built just for editing my photography. The board will be an ASUS P9X79 with an intel Core i7-3820 and 16 GB memory. The technician would like a recommendation of the best graphics card for editing still images.


All of my work is done in RAW from a 5D MII. 21 megapixel.


Processing speed has always been a bottleneck for me.


Can anyone please recommend the best graphics card for this system?


Thank you, Jim


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    Aug 7, 2012 10:03 AM   in reply to James Palik

    Here is a note from Noel C. from yesterday


    At this moment, if I were buying a new graphics card for my own PC workstation, it would be an ATI Radeon HD 7750 or 7850 (depending on budget; they're about $100 and $200 respectively). 


    I don't know if Apple offers either of those models, nor whether they work well on a Mac.  I'm really only expert on the PC side.




    And he would recommend a massive SSD raid C: drive for all your files.

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    Aug 7, 2012 11:09 AM   in reply to Curt Y

    Interesting Noel said 7750. I have that card and have had conversations with him about it.


    I can strongly recommend it for CS6 tasks. Be sure you buy a card with 1G GDDR5and update the driver to 12.6.


    It has a power saving feature as well, or at least, mine does.


    Here's a screen shot of the card's numbers:



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