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Poll Results: Which Setup for CS5?

 
  • 22% (17)
    2600k with 16Gb RAM
  • 25% (19)
    2600K with 8Gb RAM
  • 5% (4)
    2500k with 16Gb RAM
  • 47% (36)
    2500k with 8Gb Ram
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post #61 of 92
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Yeah, I'm more interested in the IOPS, those will really make things snappy and ive heard upwards of 100k IOPS, which is phenominal
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post #62 of 92
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Originally Posted by MetalBeerSolid View Post
but with the nvidia GPU you get Cuda support, which helps alot in CS5 (coming from personal experience).
Could you elaborate on how it helps a lot in Photoshop?

I don't want to jack the thread up, but I'm curious what benefits people are seeing with GPU acceleration.
    
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post #63 of 92
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I would love to hear more about this too. From what I've seen and read, in Photoshop, CUDA just makes moving around your image and using tools more fluid.
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post #64 of 92
Are your parents graphic designers? That's a hefty bit of money into a machine to run photoshop, and unless you're doing a bunch of batch actions on 10+MB raw files, it's way over kill. An AMD quad, 8GB ram, nvidia gt 240, and a 1tb drive would do just fine on any major board. Hell my wife runs it on an AMD X2 6000+ with out a hiccup.

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Originally Posted by _02 View Post
Could you elaborate on how it helps a lot in Photoshop?

I don't want to jack the thread up, but I'm curious what benefits people are seeing with GPU acceleration.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/builtforadobepros.html
post #65 of 92
If you could find a mega cheap quadro, that would be the key to the rig.
post #66 of 92
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Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV View Post
jy, you're the one who isn't listening.

AMD aren't as good for Graphic Design as you might think, they are budget chips, mostly aimed at gamers, Intel worked with the Quadro division of nVidia, to develop a way to get the chip and card to work faster together.

Why do you think people run Intel in Mac's etc?
Well, some people run intel macs because they think it's a status symbol. In my college, most of the people who are "mac" people have no idea of the history of apple and have never owned another mac than their ipod and their 1 macbook. I grew up on macs, my first was the first edition of the ibook years ago. Macs used to be the standard for photo/video editing, but pcs have come a long way in stability and performance. I would probably own a mac if it weren't for the fact it takes and act of god and 3 days to change 1 part in their cases, as compared to any standard PC which would only take an hour and little work.

And to say AMD is crap compared to intel....

The only thing intel has on them is hyperthreading in this situation. The sun workstations at my school are AMD Opteron based and perform just as quick as newer intel iMacs when it comes to doing rendering and other operations in Adobe CS5. It's about how many cores(or threads) and clock speed. I have yet to see a major difference between the chips when they're clocked exactly the same, and same number of threads(or cores in amd cases) are used.
post #67 of 92
I do a lot of photoshop drawing/rendering as a hobby. I had that in mind when bulding my sig rig and it was leas than $3000. Could probably go even cheaper.
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post #68 of 92
2500k and 8GB is what i voted for.

It's also what i have. I've never managed to use more than 6GB in PS.
post #69 of 92
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Originally Posted by herkalurk View Post
I've read that, and several other documents and specs. If Photoshop GPU acceleration only applies to scrubbing and zooming smoothly, smooth rotation of images, brush previews, overlay grids during cropping (really?)...

Again, I can't see spending money on Photoshop GPU acceleration, I was looking for some real world opinions as to why I might be wrong. Maybe I just don't use hi res enough images, or work in PS consistently enough to know, but on paper it doesn't get my vote for spending more than $50.
Edited by _02 - 2/24/11 at 9:29am
    
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post #70 of 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by _02 View Post
I've read that, and several other documents and specs. If Photoshop GPU acceleration only applies to scrubbing and zooming smoothly, smooth rotation of images, brush previews, overlay grids during cropping (really?)...

Again, I can't see spending any money at all on Photoshop GPU acceleration, I was looking for some real world opinions as to why I might be wrong. Maybe I just don't use hi res enough images, or work in PS consistently enough to know, but on paper it doesn't get my vote for spending more than $50.
I wouldn't and didn't. My wife uses a GTS 250 I gave her cause I just got these 460s. Before that, an XFX 9600 GSO 768 MB. It was $50. She runs 2 monitors at 1680x1050 on them with large pictures on both screens. It's a simple single slot pci-e x16 card. It'll play older source games fine too. Total I spent on her computer was $600. The only thing I'd change is a better monitor and a calibration device.
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