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G-card related to photoshop ?

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June 23, 2008 8:08:50 AM

[#2a00d4]Is there anyone out there who does Photoshop???????
I was told that a G-card is not relavent to Photoshop but...I recently added one and
my SD card downloads are now aprx 30% faster...big time saver...and when I'm in
Cyberlink and I clic on Fast Forward...the thing used to step up to the speed I'd selected in noticible increments(in 8x 16x and 32x), but now it jumps almost instantly
to whatever speed I select...so Dr. Frankenstein here has concluded it's because of
the additional memory...therefor we "need" a card/w more memory yet...now 256Mb...
going for 1G...but...should I go 8600 X 1G or 8800 X 1G...about $120.00 extra for the
8800...here is the main point...I don't do games...therefor the serious hezitation
about the extra $120.00...most 8600's don't support the 2500 X 1600 resolution that the 8800's do( For DVD playback in Cyberlink)

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June 23, 2008 10:32:39 AM

Photoshop is all about CPU power, and an Intel quadcore will give the best performance. Though even a cheap dedicated graphics card is better than onboard.

Something like this would be fine since you don't game:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It does 2560x1600 and decodes 1080p Blu-Ray movies (if you have a Blu-Ray drive).

*edit*

Do you have a 2560x1600 monitor? That's a 28-30" widescreen LCD that costs $600+.

If you don't have one, then that 2560x1600 support means absolutely nothing to you.
June 23, 2008 8:55:42 PM

SD card downloads related to your graphics card? Huh?

Something is not making sense, there.
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June 23, 2008 9:16:28 PM

Cleeve, how can you be confused !?!

Obviously a better graphics card will render the progress bar much faster, and thus copy the information faster from the SD card.

It's so simple. ;) 

Anywhoooo, on a more serious note....

If anything I could see a change of drivers, or a freeing of system memory helping some things, but I doubt it'd do anything for SD through-put unless the old video solution was sharing bandwidth with the USB hub at some point in the chipset and now it's not.
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