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Stick with a 1090T or 965BE. I don't think she'll need anything super crazy like a intel i7 2500K. Will she be a power user? I'm not sure if graphic design relies more on GPU or CPU.
If she is doing design using Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop, she will need a reasonably fast HDD, plenty of RAM and a decent processor. Unless something has changed, the GPU accelerated features have never been something that I've thought are worth putting much money towards.

All things being equal, the SB will probably perform better, but I'm not sure if the price point is right, I haven't been following prices lately. You may be better off building a system with a 1055t and getting an SSD, etc.
Edited by _02 - 10/13/11 at 11:43am
    
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a i7 2500 may be a high end CPU but, it's value is so good it'd be stupid to even buy something else.
No need to go discrete GPU either.
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post #13 of 42
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This is actually not true, for the past few years now Adobe Photoshop actually has the ability to use the gpu, allow you to speed up rendering and other graphical alterations one may be doing to a photo.
Is'nt it only with CS5?
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i'd go for bulldozer
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Is'nt it only with CS5?
Not sure, I'd have to see if Illustrator does or not some time. I just know CS5 does as we have that feature enabled for my fiancee and she claims she's noticed an improvement in performance using CS5 to do photo and graphical editing (when she's at that stage). I believe CS4 may support it as well but I'm not sure.
post #16 of 42
a 1090t or 1100t should do it think.
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Not sure, I'd have to see if Illustrator does or not some time. I just know CS5 does as we have that feature enabled for my fiancee and she claims she's noticed an improvement in performance using CS5 to do photo and graphical editing (when she's at that stage). I believe CS4 may support it as well but I'm not sure.
EDIT- Here is a link to CS4/CS5 GPU enhanced features
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/405/kb405745.html

CS4 and CS5 support a mixture of GPU enabled features.

Most of the advertisement is focused towards PREMIER and not the graphic design applications. Most of the features are things like smooth rotation, 3D rendering, overlay enhancement, scrubbing features.

However I have not used the GPU accelerated features myself.

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No need to go discrete GPU either.
Not for COD or Shogun Total War 2?
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CS4 and CS5 support a mixture of GPU enabled features.

Most of the advertisement is focused towards PREMIER and not the graphic design applications. Most of the features are things like smooth rotation, 3D rendering, overlay enhancement, scrubbing features.

However I have not used the GPU accelerated features myself.
I'm only speaking from personal experience dealing with my fiancee who has done this stuff for several years professionally and as a hobby, so I'm going on her word of the performance difference.
post #19 of 42
I believe any of the CPU's you are considering would serve her fine. Pick the rest of the components you want, then determine what Price/Performance point is acceptable. Obviously i7-2600k will be your highend choice and something like X6 1090T BE will be your budget option. In the middle range I probably would take the i5-2500k in favor of the FX-8150 only because it still manages to win it's share of benchmarks and its cheaper.
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All things being equal, the SB will probably perform better, but I'm not sure if the price point is right, I haven't been following prices lately. You may be better off building a system with a 1055t and getting an SSD, etc.
Thanks for the reply. That's why I'm asking about the budget. I'm thinking any high end post FX series AMD CPU should do the trick. 1055T sounds like a winner to me too. But again, it's all about the budget of the build. You can squeeze a lot out of high end phenom II quad cores and the like, but the hyperthreading of the intel 2600K may be helpful too...
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