4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 12, 2011 3:17 AM by Trevor.Dennis

    Nvidia Quadro 600, GeForce GTX 560 Ti or cheaper for Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3?

    kooquou

      Hello,

       

      I am a professional photographer and I am setting up a new PC (i7, Windows 7 64bit). But I have some troubles to choose the graphic card.

       

      I use Lightroom and Photoshop CS5 3, no video editing.

       

      Between the Open GL, Open CL, CUDA accelerations etc ... professional graphic cards models and consumer ones I am lost!

       

      The Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti seems more powerful and more versatile but I tell myself that if Nvidia has professional range there must be a reason.

       

      So in Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3 what would be the best: GeForce GTX 560 Ti or Nvidia Quadro 600?

       

      http://www.geforce.com/Hardware/GPUs/geforce-gtx-560ti/specifications

       

      http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-quadro-600-us.html

       

      Any reason to get a Quadro 2000?

       

      http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-quadro-2000-us.html

       

      Or the graphic card doesn’t matter much and I should take an entry-level GeForce to enjoy the HDMI and the silence? Which one then?

       

      Does the Quadro 600 manages 10bits display 10bits? And the Geforce?

       

      Any change announced with Photoshop CS6 and Ligthroom4?

       

      The only 3D application I use is Google Earth in 3D mode, does it make any difference?

       

      Thank you for your help.