I am thinking about getting a better graphics card. I currently have a GeForce 8600GT. I've been running the Win 8 release preview and it is much snappier, more responsive and all round faster than Win 7. There aren't yet Win 8 drivers for my 8600GT (not that there are drivers yet for others that I know of). Whilst I have been running Win 8 Preview my 8600GT has stopped working a few times and the screen gone black or the windows being rendered with the background showing through. So I'm thinking about getting a new card.
I do graphic design and photo editing. It's not that difficult to create large photoshop documents of 1GB+
I have been reading the specs of cards and the GTX670 is one that seems to have a very good spec for the price.
The reason I am attracted to this card is because of
6008 MHz memory clock
915 MHz GPU clock
it also has 1344 cuda cores. However I believe this is only relevant to gaming and not image editing. Am I correct here?
Should I buy this card based on the first three specs and just ignore the cuda cores? Or should I buy a card with different cores?
Or is there a different type of card which is better suited to image editing?
Thanks for your help,