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    some work will be done with hdr images so we want to ensure that they are able to run pretty decently

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwestlake View Post
    some work will be done with hdr images so we want to ensure that they are able to run pretty decently
    If I were you then I'd contact Adobe (although their support is ing - try talking to Academia) and ask if: a) HDR is one of the GPU accelerated features, and b) if so, what card do you need to be able to take advantage of it (e.g. does it need to support CUDA, or even be an nVidia workstation-class card).

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    what specific nvidia graphics card would you personaly suggest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwestlake View Post
    what specific nvidia graphics card would you personaly suggest?
    I don't keep up with desktop hardware enough to make a personal recommendation, but this site is your friend: Performance charts Graphics cards - Benchmark

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwestlake View Post
    what specific nvidia graphics card would you personaly suggest?
    Tested list here: Tested video cards | Photoshop CS5
    So one of the 200/400 series really... 240+/450+ to make a difference, I should think - I don't think the 430 is much cop.

    Although I'd personally suggest just whacking gob loads of RAM in (8Gb) and not worrying too much about GPU acceleration given the limited scope of performance improvements outside of video editing. The difference is better spent upgrading to a good IPS display, as others have said.

    EDIT: List of nVidia-touted improvements here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/adobe_photoshop.html (biased source, obv)

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    Heh, it's great when people use benchmarking sites to try and prove a point when in real life it's far from the truth in *this context* . I was actually referring to the HD 3000 and I wouldn't buy a discrete graphics card to add to it unless I was gaming on it. There is literally no point. It is defintely better than the GT240. There is no way in hell anything under £50 will beat a HD3000 in application useage other than gaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Heh, it's great when people use benchmarking sites to try and prove a point when in real life it's far from the truth in *this context* . I was actually referring to the HD 3000 and I wouldn't buy a discrete graphics card to add to it unless I was gaming on it. There is literally no point. It is defintely better than the GT240. There is no way in hell anything under £50 will beat a HD3000 in application useage other than gaming.
    Sorry, meant to add to my last post that although that's the site I'd look at for finding a graphics card, in this scenario I wouldn't actually recommend buying one and judging by everyone's comment you'll be better off with on-board GFX and spending the money elsewhere.

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    the intel i5-2400 only has Intelģ HD Graphics 2000, will this still be better than a discreate graphics card?

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    It'll do fine for your needs in *this context*.

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