Want to pshop? Get dedicated graphics.

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  1. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    It boggled my mind the number of people that said it made no difference using a dedicated card over onboard for things such as aero or tasks such as photoshop.

    Bottom line, if you're building a machine, spend the $40 on even a cheap dedicated card to maximize your efficiency in these tasks.

    This is my Photoshop preferences dialog:

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    well duh
    2D, still images,... its useless
    3D, sure
     
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    people were arguing that windows and photoshop were 2d. It's not. They both use 3d acceleration.
     
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    as claimed by Intel, even the old GMA 950 can run Aero.
    yes,.. it would not be at par with a dedicated card, but most of them, specially the new ones, are capable to perform limited or basic 3D functions.

    as for photoshop,... enabling 3D Acceleration basically just offloads 3D functions to the GPU (e.g. rendering 3D layers).
    It may also improve the performance of the actual interface, but other than that,.. scaling, filtering, rotating, Pink Shirt guy chop, and other 2D functions,.. no diff in performance if it's onboard graphics or vid card, because those are handled by RAM and CPU.
     
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    exactly, providing a better-suited environment and improving the user experience.

    wow, that's exactly why I recommend it :mamoru:
     
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    you act like it actually makes a difference with the application performance, but the stuff you are talking about is so negligible these days with most people barely tapping into the power of their CPU.

    i highly doubt anyone doing typical pshop stuff will notice any difference.
     
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    Although I don't have Photoshop on my PC, what version are you using? Adobe just released a statement 2 weeks ago stating CS4 will have GPU and PPU acceleration added to it, so i assumed it didn't have either as of CS3.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    I have CS2 on most of my machines, but I have one CS3 license. I really like CS3, but I really don't want to pony-up for more licenses :o
     
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    to some, that's just unnecessary eye candy.
     
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    if you use photoshop you probably appreciate eye candy :o
     

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