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Graphic Cards

Discussion in 'Computer Related Help & Discussion' started by velocette, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. velocette

    velocette Well-Known Member

    My current graphic card is beginning to play up in spite of the latest manufacturers drivers being installed and I was wandering if any of the more conversant IT 'buffs' here could suggest a possible, maybe alternative replacement. The present incumbent is a Nvidia GeForce GT710 and is used purely for photographs via Lightroom and occasionally Photoshop. I never play games or watch or edit videos so anything too extreme, or expensive would be wasted on me and my i3.
    Thanks for any sensible(!) suggestions.
  2. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    I just use a NVIDIA GF119 GeForce GT 620 no problems. A high end graphics card is not needed for editing photos.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2018
  3. Andytw

    Andytw Well-Known Member

    Assuming that you are talking about a desktop computer then a like for like replacement should cost around £30-£40 and just be a straight swap, just check that the card you get has the video outputs that you need.
  4. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I've no idea about specific recommendations but the memory on the card can affect performance of image processing programs. The more the better.
  5. Snorri

    Snorri Well-Known Member

    It makes sense to get a bit of extra memory and a dedicated GPU but only up to a point. If you are not planing to play the latest first person shooters then it is not worth paying a fortune for the card.
    The NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 looks to be popular at the moment as many of them have been tailored for video/photo editing. Just look for a mid tier graphics card that has editing features the price should not have to be to bad.
  6. velocette

    velocette Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the suggestions guys I'll have a look.

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