Onboard graphics any good for photoshop cs6

hello this is my first post so i will try and keep it short as possible.
i'm building a pc to run photoshop cs6 as my first concern. i'm using an asus p8z77-lx board
core i5 3570k
16gb ram (2x8 sticks)
120 gb ssd
as this will take me to the limit of my budget for now will the onboard graphics from this setup work?
been a long time since i built a rig, and back then onboard graphics were a no no but i believe they have come a long way since the socket A days !!

would be very gratefull for any advice on this as i have searched for a long time and have no concrete answers

thanks
harleyfatboy
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  1. Onboard graphics are okay, but nothing really special. Personally I prefer nVidia cards, but unless you get an nV Quadro, Radeons are probably better. I'd suggest a Radeon HD 7770 or a 7750 depending on your needs.
    If you were going to do any gaming at all (bearing in mind your primary purpose would still be photoshop) I'd suggest a Radeon HD 7850

    Hope this helped!
  2. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00761YFGQ/ref=asc_df_B00761YFGQ10528868?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B00761YFGQ
    You don't really want anything lower than that becuase if you plan to use OpenGL in photoshop anything lower won't perform so well
  3. calumconroy said:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00761YFGQ/ref=asc_df_B00761YFGQ10528868?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B00761YFGQ
    You don't really want anything lower than that becuase if you plan to use OpenGL in photoshop anything lower won't perform so well


    thank you very much for your time CalumConroy, will have a look into that. it has always been radeon cards i have used in the past just wasn't sure if the new intel graphics were up to it, might have to postpone the build for a while..!
  4. Haha :) I'm glad I could help :) could i ask to be made best answer please? :P
  5. Yes the hd 4000 is plenty for ps. No need for a discrete card.
  6. k1114 said:
    Yes the hd 4000 is plenty for ps. No need for a discrete card.


    Yes it is plenty, but it would run better on dedicated graphics.
  7. i just got to thinking with 16gb of ram there should be plenty to keep the system healthy even with the allocated ram to the graphics.I will eventually go for a card but think i will try my luck with the onboard first and see how it goes , only time will tell
  8. Yeah that's a good idea, HD 4000 will work pretty good but to get the full potential you'll need dedicated graphics.
  9. Having a powerful card makes little difference.
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