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March 9, 2010 5:36:14 PM

Hi all,
I'm building an i7-860 rig (4 gb RAM, Win 7 64 bit) and I'm an unsure which cheap GPU would be best for Adobe CS4 work.

I've read that Adobe CS4 can take advantage of GPUs better than previous versions, but I'm not sure if I will see a noticeable difference at my price point. I am torn between getting a low-end workstation GPU or a new Eyefinity 5000 series card.

Here are two that I am considering, I am open to suggestions:

PNY VCQFX380-PCIE-PB Quadro FX 380 256MB
128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card

XFX HD-567X-ZNF3 Radeon HD 5670 1GB
128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2010 5:50:27 PM

I would get this one :
Only a couple bucks more that the 5670, and faster. The 5670 really ought to be a sub-$100 card, so for $120, its a bit overpriced. I don't know much about the workstation cards, or how they will work differently with Adobe CS4, but I know the DX11 and Eyefinity features you could add to the mix with a 5xxx series card are pretty sweet.
a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2010 7:33:20 PM

Adobe CS4 GPU acceleration is quite frankly a joke. It does NOT render your videos or pictures all it does is use GPU acceleration for zooming, and panning. Thats it.
March 10, 2010 12:29:14 AM

Thanks for the input guys!

I think I may just go with this and put the savings towards more RAM. Does that sounds cool?

SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Low Profile Ready Video Card - Retail