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Which one is better 2GB Radeon HD 6550A or 2 gb Nvidia GeForce GT 425m?

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September 23, 2011 4:53:31 AM

I am customizing an all-in-one desktop from HP. I need to choose a graphics card. I DO NOT GAME. Which one of these is better for editing photos and home videos?
1GB ATI Radeon HD 5570
+$0.00
1GB AMD Radeon HD 6450A
Included in price
1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
+$10.00
2GB Radeon HD 6550A
+$30.00
2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
+$50.00
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September 23, 2011 6:09:42 AM

Either will do but I would go with the 6550a. It seems to beat the 425m in every benchmark.
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September 23, 2011 6:21:51 AM

Will those cards even do anything? not all cards are supported by photoshop (i assume were talkin abt ps.) ditto with vids. these low end cards are not supported by the software. they will just procces the gpu calls that ps makes, but not anything heavy.
also, an nvida card will work better w/ PS so i'd go with that. but dont expect to see a difference. and, video memory is really for games (where u have to pre-render an entire level and the cache it.) when u use the gpu to accelerate media vRam is not being used. (except in vid editing.) for home vids, not worth the extra $50
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September 23, 2011 7:16:37 AM

Don't spend extra on a card if you aren't gaming. Of the two free cards the HD5570 is superior.
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September 23, 2011 11:27:45 AM

photo editing relies more on cpu,ram,storage devices.so any of those cards will do ur job.Also try to avoid higher memory cards(1gb/2gb r for gaming),a 512mb would be more than enough.
Regarding gpu i will suggest going with nvidia cards(with cuda,it plays remarkable role in softwares like CS4) & if possible spend money over SSD instead of HDD
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September 23, 2011 1:13:45 PM

Just to add to what the other guys already said, don't think that the excess VRAM will be of little impact, it will have NO impact whatsoever. When manufacturers couple sub-$100 card with a huge amount of memory (2gb is more than a gtx 580 uses), they are obviously doing this for marketing purposes. There is no remote possibility that a card like that will fill a 1GB buffer, let alone 2GB.
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September 23, 2011 4:47:07 PM

yasir siddiqui said:
you should purchased Nvidia 560ti, because this card is best for gaming and graphics..

check link: http://hothardware.com/Reviews/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-560-T...


he's using an all-in-one desktop. it can only support mobile GPUs.


to sum up everyone's comments, its not worth any extra cash to invest in any of those GPU's. the benefit in PS is negligible, if at all. Save the money and take your family out to dinner.
the only reason to upgrade would be for gaming.
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November 17, 2011 2:16:50 AM

if I wanted one of these for gaming which would you choose? My family is looking at this same model for are family computer. I would like to be able to do some gaming along with the other things my family will be doing with it.
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November 17, 2011 2:49:44 AM

Is there a reason why you are choosing an all-in-one over a regular desktop? They cost quite a bit more on top of the overprice already on oem pcs. As I said originally the 6550a is better but if you could go with a desktop and don't want to build, have a look at cyberpower or ibuypower.
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November 17, 2011 4:09:46 AM

5570. I can play MW2 maxed out (no AA) at 1920x1200.
TF2 everything maxed out, even AA and such at 1920x1200

I am using a Core i3 - 530 though
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