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GTX670 for graphic design & image editing ??

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    GTX670 for graphic design & image editing ??

    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. Family&sw=

    The reason I am attracted to this card is because of

    2GB memory
    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,
    Last edited by funkyfresh; 03 Aug 2012 at 20:12.

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    Doesn't list the 600 series, though. Too new, I suppose. One of the advantages of the 600 series is that they use less power (run cooler) than the previous couple of generations (4xx, 5xx).

    Maybe the best cards for professional use would be the higher end of the Quadro series, but they're expensive.
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    Thanks bobkn!

    It was interesting to read that link. Although they mention the Quadros quite a lot I think they are generally more appropriate for doing 3d modelling or animation that requires ray tracing.

    I've decided to go for the gtx670. Judging from the spec I expect it to blow away my 8600GT!

    ...and from the price I hope it will last a VERY long time!!!
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GTX670 for graphic design & image editing ??
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