Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 69

Thread: graphics card

  1. #1

    Default graphics card

    not that i didnt search the web.but for a computer idiot like me, i really confused.
    http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/price...rtby=name&pg=5

    please tell me:

    1)what is the LATEST graphics card in the market now.
    2)price

    for photoshop and occasional gaming but priority is photoshop.

    no water cool type please(yes i heard of it ).

  2. #2

    Default Re: graphics card

    oh, need to be able to support 2560x1600 resolution please.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Outside the Dry Box.
    Posts
    16,268

    Default Re: graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    not that i didnt search the web.but for a computer idiot like me, i really confused.
    http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/price...rtby=name&pg=5

    please tell me:

    1)what is the LATEST graphics card in the market now.
    2)price

    for photoshop and occasional gaming but priority is photoshop.

    no water cool type please(yes i heard of it ).
    since occasional gaming, mainly for photoshop...

    i recommend this...

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro_fx_5600_4600.html



    yup... no water cooling as well... just a nice big fan...
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

  4. #4

    Default Re: graphics card

    dca, i thought the higher the number the 'better' or latest it is?

    eg, 7800 is newer/better than 7600gt?

  5. #5

    Default Re: graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    dca, i thought the higher the number the 'better' or latest it is?

    eg, 7800 is newer/better than 7600gt?
    RAM/HDD space and processor speed more important than graphics card for PS la.

    And if number bigger better, than Fujifilm 9600 should be the best camera there is! Unless got other number bigger that I forgot about. =D

  6. #6

    Default Re: graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    RAM/HDD space and processor speed more important than graphics card for PS la.

    And if number bigger better, than Fujifilm 9600 should be the best camera there is! Unless got other number bigger that I forgot about. =D
    my ram is maxed.
    HDD i bought a HDD solely for photoshop.500gb.
    processor?i just bought my com not too long ago.dual core-dunno what what what.

    only thing is...my graphics card now is 7600gt which according to some, it's kind of 'old'.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Gim Boon Tai
    Posts
    2,909

    Default Re: graphics card

    Your gfx card is way more than enough for PS work....
    But it might lag a little if you do intensive GAMING at such resolutions.

    *Just to add, changing to a better gfx card adds nothing to your PS work.
    Last edited by Splutter; 3rd May 2007 at 04:34 PM.
    If you understand my works, it's photography. If you don't, it's art.
    SplutterPhotography|flickr

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Outside the Dry Box.
    Posts
    16,268

    Default Re: graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    dca, i thought the higher the number the 'better' or latest it is?

    eg, 7800 is newer/better than 7600gt?
    7800?

    u comparing your desktop to workstation ar...

    if like your number idealogy, then i think tis quadro is trash liao...

    anyway, currently for gaming, i think 'reasonable' is the 8600GTS since the latest since last year is the 8 series... yours is 7 series...
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

  9. #9

    Default Re: graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    my ram is maxed.
    HDD i bought a HDD solely for photoshop.500gb.
    processor?i just bought my com not too long ago.dual core-dunno what what what.

    only thing is...my graphics card now is 7600gt which according to some, it's kind of 'old'.
    ...

    Do you want to know my specs?

    1.6 GhZ Celeron, 512 MB RAM, 50 GB HDD space.
    And it runs PS relatively fine, if you don't mind lagging once in a while for the heavier general filters.

    Yours already should run like clockwork leh, don't listen to them!

  10. #10

    Default Re: graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by Splutter View Post
    Your gfx card is way more than enough for PS work....
    But it might lag a little if you do intensive GAMING at such resolutions.

    *Just to add, changing to a better gfx card adds nothing to your PS work.
    ya, i read some reviews and they said most games dont support reso up to 2560x1600.so my c&c tiberium wars how?will super lag or what?

  11. #11

    Default Re: graphics card

    quick question:

    will changing a top of the range graphics card give me 'better' colors?both for games and photoshop?

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Outside the Dry Box.
    Posts
    16,268

    Default Re: graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    my ram is maxed.
    HDD i bought a HDD solely for photoshop.500gb.
    processor?i just bought my com not too long ago.dual core-dunno what what what.

    only thing is...my graphics card now is 7600gt which according to some, it's kind of 'old'.
    its not a matter of hdd space... its a matter of allocation...

    for eg, u got 2 hdd, 500gb each.

    1 500gb for OS, Photoshop, etc
    1 500gb for your pics
    1 500gb for storage

    vs

    1 Raptor 74gb for OS
    1 Raptor 74gb for applications
    1 Raptor 74gb for scratch
    1 500gb for storage

    u do think about it lor... i dun believe in Raid... well... if u wanna raid it then by all means...
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

  13. #13

    Default Re: graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    ...

    Do you want to know my specs?

    1.6 GhZ Celeron, 512 MB RAM, 50 GB HDD space.
    And it runs PS relatively fine, if you don't mind lagging once in a while for the heavier general filters.

    Yours already should run like clockwork leh, don't listen to them!
    clock my .....!!!!!
    when i view my raw pics in lightroom, and when they render the previews, it's SLOW!but acceptable lah.and if i view more than 100+ raw pics one by one, guess what LR tells me?

    OUT OF MEMORY

  14. #14

    Default Re: graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    its not a matter of hdd space... its a matter of allocation...

    for eg, u got 2 hdd, 500gb each.

    1 500gb for OS, Photoshop, etc
    1 500gb for your pics
    1 500gb for storage

    vs

    1 Raptor 74gb for OS
    1 Raptor 74gb for applications
    1 Raptor 74gb for scratch
    1 500gb for storage

    u do think about it lor... i dun believe in Raid... well... if u wanna raid it then by all means...

    what's RAID?

    ok, i have a 500GB for ps scratch disk
    a 500 for OS
    more than 1TB for storage.(external and internal)
    will that suffice?

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Gim Boon Tai
    Posts
    2,909

    Default Re: graphics card

    For games that don't support up to that resolution, u'll have to play it at lower res lor, meaning that it'll appear more pixelated (though it shouldnt really be noticeable).

    If you are playing games that do more 3D stuff, like first person shooters, den u'll see the lag, if not I think it should be very smooth already.

    And no, colours dun get "better", 32 bit on a 10yr old card is the same as it is now.
    If you understand my works, it's photography. If you don't, it's art.
    SplutterPhotography|flickr

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Outside the Dry Box.
    Posts
    16,268

    Default Re: graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    quick question:

    will changing a top of the range graphics card give me 'better' colors?both for games and photoshop?
    u mean old cards will discount colors, so with each new development, they add more colors as well?

    hmm... how come i still only get 32bit max? hmm... but then again, i'm blind... so dun ask me...

    anyway, colors are simulated in games, so if u play games not optimised, u get no diff, except faster in adverse reaction... slower...
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Outside the Dry Box.
    Posts
    16,268

    Default Re: graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    what's RAID?

    ok, i have a 500GB for ps scratch disk
    a 500 for OS
    more than 1TB for storage.(external and internal)
    will that suffice?
    No, that is junk...

    u totally got no idea what u are doing...
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    NTU and Wdls
    Posts
    2,622

    Default Re: graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    since occasional gaming, mainly for photoshop...

    i recommend this...

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro_fx_5600_4600.html



    yup... no water cooling as well... just a nice big fan...
    comes with a fantastic price as well. Most people would rather buy a D200 + 70-200VR with the $$ i believe, but if you actually want to do work, that's the price you'll have to pay.
    Otherwise, a $100 card and a $800 card, you wouldn't notice any difference at all for photoshop.

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Outside the Dry Box.
    Posts
    16,268

    Default Re: graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    clock my .....!!!!!
    when i view my raw pics in lightroom, and when they render the previews, it's SLOW!but acceptable lah.and if i view more than 100+ raw pics one by one, guess what LR tells me?

    OUT OF MEMORY
    so jia lat meh, my room system, i run on 3gb ram more than 1 terabyte split with 6 hdd, never get slow or out of memory, guess wat, 3 year old machine... upgrading soon...


    oh ya, bittorrent running on background...
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Gim Boon Tai
    Posts
    2,909

    Default Re: graphics card

    For scratch disk, its recommended to have something fast rather than big.

    So raptors (just a specific model of HDD from western digital) are good, but they are incredibly expensive-per-GB.

    RAID means either striping or redundancy. In the case of striping, you use several HDD to act as 1 single HDD, so the load is spread out. You get faster read/write that way but it's more vulnerable to crashes as it only takes 1 HDD out of all your raided HDD to fail to affect the system.
    If you understand my works, it's photography. If you don't, it's art.
    SplutterPhotography|flickr

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •