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5670 or 5870 for Photoshop

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August 11, 2010 5:11:06 AM

Buying new computer and have choice of ATI HD 5670 or 5870, both 1 GB. Would the 5870 noticeably improve performance of Photoshop CS5? I don't do 3d work, no video editing, no gaming, etc. But I use big files. Other system specs:

Dell Inspiron Studio XPS 9100
Windows 7 64-bit
Intel Core 7-920 processor (8MB L2 Cache, 2.66GHz)
12GB Tri Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 6 DIMMs
First Hard Drive 750GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
Second Hard Drive 500GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
Power 525 W

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August 11, 2010 8:53:09 AM

You won't see a noticeable difference between them in PhotoShop,so go with 5670 and save some cash
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August 11, 2010 10:55:13 AM

You can opt for the ATI FirePro V4800 1GB..
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August 11, 2010 12:45:50 PM

From what I know, Photoshop supports acceleration by CUDA, so you should be looking at nVidia cards, not ATI cards.
Get something from nVidia that matches your desired price.
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August 11, 2010 1:05:24 PM

Yes, CUDA cards from Nvidia would gain benefit for software like Photoshop, so you'll better with Nvidia's cards, like GTX460.

But, for just daily photoshop (light) work, you can use HD5670, it's cheap... :) 
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August 21, 2010 12:59:38 AM

Best answer selected by dmsgraphix.
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