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Hey guys!

I want to know in your opinion which graphics card would you pick if you were planning on doing macro programming, using Visual Studio 2012, compiling, using Adobe Suite, working on big programs, multitasking and the works. Really won't need it for gaming that much.
I was thinking about getting the AMD Radeon HD 7970 but don't know if I need that powerful of a graphics card to do all that I mentioned. Please advise smile.gif


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Aren't Adobes programs CUDA "ready" should be a nVidia card if so
 
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Aren't Adobes programs CUDA "ready" should be a nVidia card if so
What he said. For your needs check out: EVGA 01G-P4-2650-KR GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130827
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Adobe Suite CUDA ready? Hmmmm...first time I am hearing that Adobe programs are CUDA ready! But the real question is how do CUDA graphics cards differ from AMD when using applications such as Adobe? Because as I see it, the GTX 650 is slower than the Radeon 7970. So even if Adobe is CUDA ready wouldn't it lack speed and pixel rate?
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Adobe Suite CUDA ready? Hmmmm...first time I am hearing that Adobe programs are CUDA ready! But the real question is how do CUDA graphics cards differ from AMD when using applications such as Adobe? Because as I see it, the GTX 650 is slower than the Radeon 7970. So even if Adobe is CUDA ready wouldn't it lack speed and pixel rate?

Yes it's slower, if you can afford the 7970 buy something in the same price range but from nVidia. 670 or 680
 
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680 4GB is the best option available now (For consumer cards)

You can also look into the Quadro series marketed towards rendering

As far as "How powerful do I need my card to be" it depends on A) your programs B) how valuable your time is. a GPU slow enough may cause a bottlenecks in the programs you're running

The 680 4GB can be found for $400 new
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But what's up with CUDA? How does it work with the program if using nvidias CUDA cores?
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But what's up with CUDA? How does it work with the program if using nvidias CUDA cores?

Integrated optimization for CUDA cores.

http://www.nvidia.ca/object/adobe-cs6.html

Read this to base your decision: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/adobe-cs5-cuda-64-bit,2770-12.html
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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

680 4GB is the best option available now (For consumer cards)

You can also look into the Quadro series marketed towards rendering

As far as "How powerful do I need my card to be" it depends on A) your programs B) how valuable your time is. a GPU slow enough may cause a bottlenecks in the programs you're running

The 680 4GB can be found for $400 new

$400? link please.
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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

680 4GB is the best option available now (For consumer cards)

You can also look into the Quadro series marketed towards rendering

As far as "How powerful do I need my card to be" it depends on A) your programs B) how valuable your time is. a GPU slow enough may cause a bottlenecks in the programs you're running

The 680 4GB can be found for $400 new

$400? link please.

It was at Futureshop a month or two ago. Currently $470.
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