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EGeForce 8500 GT card, do I need a better card?

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Anonymous
June 22, 2010 9:55:54 PM

Hello, I recently bought a new Samsung 25" P2570 LCD. I do not, nor ever plan on gaming. In the future I may try learning Photoshop CS5. Is the 8500 GT card good enough for getting the best quality at mainly Internet, email, watching some videos. I can easily get the native of 1920x1080 resolution but I wonder if I'm getting the most out of the new Samsung LCD? With no gaming or CAD stuff I guess a better video card would not be worth it? Thanks!
Mickey
June 22, 2010 10:37:27 PM

For internet, music and watching movie 8500GT is enough, but if you want to play games and run CS5 and Photoshop in 1920x1080 then you must go with better card...

And don't forget, for CS5, Photoshop and similar programs take Graphic Card with unless 1Gb ram mem...
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June 22, 2010 10:55:55 PM

Yea will be fine if your using your pc as pretty much a netbook with a bit of media use. But anything more 8500s and 8600s are pretty terrible, I know I had a 8600GT as a temp card b/w frying my 7800GT and waiting for the 8800GT to come out.
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June 23, 2010 1:55:39 AM

agreed...unless you are gaming or doing graphics intensive programs, the 8500 gt is fine.
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a b Î Nvidia
June 23, 2010 3:05:14 AM

the 8500GT is more then enough for photoshop and CS5, i have no clue what misko is rambling about
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a b Î Nvidia
June 23, 2010 10:38:29 AM

You will be fine with that card, since you're not gaming at all...
But make sure you have a good CPU, those tasks are CPU demanding... :) 
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June 23, 2010 1:44:25 PM

8500 is fine for what you do, and it will do perfectly fine in Photoshop as well. For what you are talking about you need memory, (not video memory, we are talking about RAM) fast hard drives, and a powerful CPU. That is what will make Photoshop a pleasure to use.
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June 23, 2010 4:17:43 PM

ct1615 said:
the 8500GT is more then enough for photoshop and CS5, i have no clue what misko is rambling about

Please don't put me in you'r posts...
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June 23, 2010 4:31:26 PM

jitpublisher said:
8500 is fine for what you do, and it will do perfectly fine in Photoshop as well. For what you are talking about you need memory, (not video memory, we are talking about RAM) fast hard drives, and a powerful CPU. That is what will make Photoshop a pleasure to use.

Are you work in CS5 or you just guessing. Yes for CS5 in 1920-1080 need more memory...
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Anonymous
June 23, 2010 4:44:46 PM

Thanks all a lot, I am not using Photoshop now but plan to, and I did run it a few months ago and it ran ok, not sure what I need to be looking for, lagging, freezing, etc in PS but I had none. Some say my card is good enough for Photoshop, some say it isn't so not sure. The card has 1gb memory, but my system has 4gb , XP only see's 3gb. The HDD is pretty fast but my cpu is only dual core 2.4GHZ.

System Admin, I was never sent a email to register and after 48 hours I guess I can't reply?
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June 24, 2010 2:49:59 AM

Misko195 said:
Are you work in CS5 or you just guessing. Yes for CS5 in 1920-1080 need more memory...


please don't post about things you have no clue of, you are simply wasting other people's money with your lack of knowledge on any computer hardware subject.
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