I would appreciate some advice on a good video card for a photo editing workstation. The most demanding applications I use are Nikon Capture NX for RAW photo conversion, Photoshop CS3 for other photo editing tasks and other photo editing software. During the editing process, the files can be as large as 200 to 500 MB and require a fair amount of processing power and memory. Image quality is critical.
I will be using an Asus P5K-E mobo with an Intel Quad Core processor. I have no interest in gaming.
I've heard that ATI has a better looking picture where Nvidia has more raw performance. Something not noticeable to most people, but since you are doing photo editing, it might make quite a difference. Anybody is free to correct me, as I have only heard this by word of mouth.
yeah, but for photoshop it really doesnt matter if you go for Nvidia or ATI, because if your editing photos, you are going to play around with all the colour settings anyway to try and get your screen to match your printer as closely as possible for best colour reproduction, so it really doesnt matter.