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Basic graphic card selection help for my Z97-A MB with Intel Core i7

eartherian

7 months ago

Hello there!

Firstly the specs: CPU - Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4 GHz RAM - 8GB * MB - Z97-A (Socket 1150)

Presently I am using my build with only the stock graphics (Intel HD Graphics 4600 on my MB) and therefore, I have the following two very basic questions:

Question 1 - I am using this for image editing (sometimes video editing). Am I loosing on performance without a graphics card? Question 2 - Which budget graphic card would you recommend for the above specs?

Your suggestions would really be appreciated! Thanks!

Cheers, eartherian!

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  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

A used GTX 1060 6gb or RX 580 8GB. You really shouldnt go budget if you can have these for around $120-180. Even new you can find them around $180-200.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

A GPU is a less important when it comes to image or video editing with the most software around.

Adobe applications seems to be better optimized with an NVIDIA GPU.

So you could get a GTX 1050 on that matter.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M27X9WI/?tag=pcpapi-20

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