2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 7, 2012 11:09 AM by Hudechrome RSS

    Best Graphics Card for Photo Editing

    Jim_Palik Community Member

      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


        • 1. Re: Best Graphics Card for Photo Editing
          Curt Y Community Member

          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.

          • 2. Re: Best Graphics Card for Photo Editing
            Hudechrome Community Member

            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: