Neither would be a problem for 2D work but...
This is obviously a business situation from your post, so I would suggest you check out the forums on Photoshop or even call the software vendors themselves for professional help.
Are u guys kidding ? The 9500gt will run out of steam way before it hits the memory wall . I simply can't imagine a 9500gt doing 2560×1600 with AA x2 . No point investing in a card with more memory if its not going to use it. I vote faster memory and clock it higher for more performance.
Clocks first; even a low mem card with high clocks can compete, but theres no purpose for extra RAM if the card isn't powerful enough to use it all.
The extra RAM is for storing textures, which only comes into play at higher resolutions. Thats why a 1GB 4870 isn't that much better than a 512MB 4870 until you hit 1920x1200 and above.
Reply to gamerk316
January 19, 2009 2:22:23 PM
Recommend an Nvidia-based card for me. I can spend about $130 max, and I love a good Newegg special lol. I seem to remember that my monitor calibration software was happier w/Nvidia chipset, but perhaps that has changed...
If you HAVE to have nvidia, for that price, look at the 9800gt. Performance about the same of the 4830, price should be in the same ballpark too. If you want to spend less, consider the 9600gt, I have one of those, and it's not bad either. Not as good as the 9800gt, but still does pretty well.