Graphics card vs. Adobe CS3

Posted:
in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I was wondering what effect the graphics card has on applications like InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.



Will the powerful discreet NVIDIA and ATI cards offer a marked improvement over the integrated graphics chipsets like the X950 and X1300 ? or is it purely 3D where they offer advantages?

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  • Reply 1 of 2
    kmac1036kmac1036 Posts: 278member
    Adobe apps are mostly CPU intensive. Aperture & Pixelmator are the only 2 that I know of that really utilize the GPU for photo editing.



    Unless you want it for games, spend the $$$ on more RAM or extra backup space. RAM will make the difference for CS more so than video card.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    messiahmessiah Posts: 1,689member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kmac1036 View Post


    Adobe apps are mostly CPU intensive. Aperture & Pixelmator are the only 2 that I know of that really utilize the GPU for photo editing.



    Unless you want it for games, spend the $$$ on more RAM or extra backup space. RAM will make the difference for CS more so than video card.



    Thank you.
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