I'm building a new PC but not a gamer at all. The reason for new pc is to have faster processing for photoshop. i have an old 9800gt nvidia card with 1gb memory made by BFG tech. The core speed of this card is probably 550 mhz. I know i7 3770k has a graphics core speed of 600mhz or above. Now, i know my old card will not support directx 11. I really don't care as i said i'm not a gamer.
now my question is, if i use my old graphics card will it relieve the processor and RAM load? my new pc has 16gb or ram.
If you want to speed up photoshop (version cs5 or cs6) with gpu acceleration, you need to use an Nvidia card. 4 or 5 series cards work best. That 9800 does not support CUDA, so no it won't speed it up. When you can afford it, I would go with a 460 gtx as that will speed things up without breaking the bank.
On another note, I use 32GB of memory with 10-15 for my Radeon Ramdisk. That speeds up things too and nowadays memory is cheap. Just a thought.
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