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Recomended Graphics Card

Hello
I have Purchsed a 30" DELL LCD Monitor and now my Graphics card is struggling to keep up with the 2560 x 1600 Resolution.
I will be mostly be using Photoshop CS5 editing 20MB Images.
I would like a card that is "Tuned/Optimised"  for CS5 GPU Acceleration.
I have found the following link http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html
I am also wanting to run a second 24" and possably a third 24" screen which will have 1080 x 1900 Resolution so the Card will need to be able to hand out 2560 x 1600 AND 1080 x 1900 at the same time.

I am running Windows 7 64Bit
What do you recommend?
Thanks
Ronald
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Jayachandran PalanisamyTechnical Consultant - Linux

Commented:
Hi,
I hope GeForce GTX 580 will fulfill your requirements, so I would like to suggest this.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-geforce-gtx-580-us.html

This also might help you.
http://reviews.cnet.com/graphics-cards/?filter=500253_9585525_

Good luck..!

-Jay
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CS5 will work better with a mid-range or better Quadro than with a desktop-class graphics card.    If your budget doesn't allow a high-end card, just get a Quadro 2000:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133353

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What do you mean by a desktop-class card?
Is the GeForce desktop-class?

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Yes, a GeForce is a desktop-class card => any card that's more focused on Direct-X than OpenGL is considered a "desktop" card.    I'd use a professional workstation card like a Quadro or FirePro (formerly FireGL)

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Hi,

I agree with garycase - serious graphics manipulation using CS5 will require a Nvidia Quadro or AMD FireGL card.

Most desktop cards won't run 3 monitors (newer AMD and Nvidia cards can but this is mainly for gamingg to span 1 image across 3 displays rather than having 3 independant displays).

Suggest something such as Qudro 6000, 4000 or 2000 based on Nvidia's support for Adobe CS5.x:

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/builtforadobepros_uk.html

Suggested links in your locality:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PNY-VCQ2000-PB-Quadro-2000-Graphics-Card-1-GB-GDDR5-/260854392072?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item3cbc222508

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Leadtek-Nvidia-Quadro-4000-2GB-GDDR5-PCIe-modelling-3D-Graphics-card-not-ATI-/250946319859?pt=AU_Components&hash=item3a6d90f5f3

Ensure that your PSU is up to any upgrade as the 2000 and 4000 devices 62 watt and 142 watt cards respectively.

Regards,


RobMobility.

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I'm not intending to be editing Video - just jpg and psd files would the 2000 be all I need or would it struggle?
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The 2000 will do fine.

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Still waiting for the card to test it
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Not enough information to confirm an answer.

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Testing card tommorow

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Put card In, Installed latest Drivers and after using for a few Min I get a Black Screen then after afew more minites the Screen comes back and a message that the Driver failed and that windows recovered the Driver.
This happens two or three times then I have to remove the Card and put the old card back in, Re install the Driver then it all happens again.

Any Idea's?

If I use it with a single 1920 x 1200 Screen it works fine untill I use Photoshop then the Open GL Driver has to close and I have to close Photoshop with the Task manager and reopen it.

Is this card not compatable with a 2560 x 1600 Resolution screen?
Gary CaseRetired
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Is "the card" a Quadro 2000 ?

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Yes
Gary CaseRetired
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Sounds like a compatibility issue with the driver and/or your BIOS.

Be sure you're using the most current BIOS on your motherboard;  and have the most current nVidia driver for Windows 7 x64.     Note what you want to hear ... but I've seen this issue with other cards from time-to-time and the "solution" is to wait for the next driver update from nVidia  (or, occasionally, to revert to an earlier driver).

Bottom line:   First, I'd be sure the BIOS is current;  then I'd try a couple different versions of the drivers.

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ok

Can you point me where to find if my BIOS is the latest?
I have run WIndows update but I wouldn't know if that checks the BOIS
Gary CaseRetired
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Windows Update has nothing to do with your system's BIOS.

You can find the BIOS on the motherboard maker's website.    What is the make/model of your motherboard?

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Gigabyte
Z68MX-UD2H-B3

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Gary CaseRetired
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Your board is fairly current, but there is a newer BIOS version, so that's the first thing I'd do.    Download the F13 BIOS from Gigabyte's support site [http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3974&dl=1#bios ]

... and CAREFULLY follow the instructions to update the BIOS
[http://www.gigabyte.us/webpage/20/HowToReflashBIOS.html ]


Then download the most current Quadro driver [http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-tesla-win7-winvista-64bit-295.73-whql-driver.html ];   uninstall your current driver;  and then install the new one.

With both the current BIOS and the most current driver, hopefully your issue will be resolved.     If not, go to the "older drivers" page, select Quadro - 2000, and Windows 7 x64, and start experimenting [This can take some time --- pick a driver; download it;  uninstall your current driver; and install the one you want to test with]    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us

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Thanks

PC is a VASTLY different to use with this card, No waiting for the screen to "Catchup".

To get the Card to work I had to Uninstall all the NVIDIA drivers/Software and just load the Quadro 2000 Driver.

Many Thanks again