GTX 260 or FX4500 or FX580

I have currently Asus Mother bOard , i7 Windows 7 64 , with 12GB RAM , and EVGA / Nvidia GTX 260. recently downloaded trial version of Adobe Photoshop CS5 and its kind of slow now.

one of my friend has two spare cards , Nvidia FX4500 & Nvidia FX580 quadro .


just want to ask if GTX 260 Good , or i should replace with one of the card either FX4500 or FX 580


Kidnly advise
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  1. any Help on in it Pls
  2. The GTX 260 is fine.. Photoshop performance relies more on the CPU and you having an i7 should pose no problems on that regard.. I don't have much idea on this but i heard the CS5 to be able to use the GPU for offloading work from the CPU in which case, CUDA might help which is available with the GTX 260 also.. The slower performance could be related to it being a pre release and i guess with the final release It'll be fine..
  3. For CS5 you really, really want a fermi card.

    http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/172092,adobe-premiere-pro-cs5-a-landmark-moment-in-gpu-computing.aspx

    At the moment the Premiere Pro CS5 system requirements include Quadros and the GeForce GTX 285 as supported cards, however we expect to see the Fermi-based GeForce GTX 480 and 470 ones added in the not too distant future.

    http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2009/12/14/adobes-mercury-playback-engine-for-cs5-is-cuda-only!.aspx

    Yes, this singlehandedly gives the Adobe CS5 market to nVidia but given the share of nVidia Quadro boards versus ATI FirePro - we can't say we're surprised.

    http://www.vizworld.com/2010/04/maingears-quantum-shift-workstation-cs5/
  4. Emperus said:
    The GTX 260 is fine.. Photoshop performance relies more on the CPU and you having an i7 should pose no problems on that regard.. I don't have much idea on this but i heard the CS5 to be able to use the GPU for offloading work from the CPU in which case, CUDA might help which is available with the GTX 260 also.. The slower performance could be related to it being a pre release and i guess with the final release It'll be fine..



    Thank you Emperus. .... and if we compare GTX 260 vs Fx4500 is GTX 260 a a Keeper or go for Fx 4500
  5. Quote:
    Thank you Emperus. .... and if we compare GTX 260 vs Fx4500 is GTX 260 a a Keeper or go for Fx 4500


    Its a keeper..
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