3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 23, 2013 8:53 PM by eryque

    Video card upgrade: worthwhile?


      I'm about to upgrade my monitor to the Monoprice 27" CrystalPro (same LG panel as Apple's cinema display, just $600 less), and am wondering if I need to upgrade the video card as well, or if I'll see any difference.


      The current card is an ATI FirePro V3700. 256MB of memory.  It supports 10-bit per channel color, at resolutions up to 2560x1600.


      The monitor is 10-bit color at 2560x1440


      I use Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 4.5 for photo editing large files (26 MB, 6000x4000 pixels).


      The processor is an AMD Phenom II X4 965 at 3.4 GHz and I have 8 GB of RAM installed. 


      The motherboard only has PCI-E 2.0 expansion slots, so that may limit the upgrade path to the point that it's not worthwhile.


      Any advice would be much appreciated!